A Brief Architectural History of Libraries

Wednesday 18th February 2015

James Campbell

In the library

Cambridge academic James W P Campbell spent five years researching and three years travelling the world with architectural photographer Will Pryce to produce The Library: a World History. They visited eighty-two libraries in twenty-one countries.

In this lecture he talked about the history of these extraordinary buildings and how they have changed through the centuries. At the same time he discussed the problems involved in producing this book, which has now been translated into seven languages. It was published in 2013 by Thames and Hudson.


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