6 – 7:30 pm
We will examine the history of library architecture, from the great institution at Alexandria in ancient Egypt to the present day. We will pay special attention to American examples from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including libraries in Chicago. The readings will be a combination of primary and secondary sources, including essays by architectural and cultural historians, reviews of the buildings by architecture critics, and articles by professional librarians.
Diane Dillon is Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs at the Newberry. She holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University.
Course packet, to be purchased in class.
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Ten sessions, $210