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Actar: Architecture: Seattle Public Library :
Architecture
             
 
Seattle Public Library
     
Seattle Public Library
 
OMA/LMN
 
 
 
The third Verb monograph examines the Seattle Public Library, one of OMA’s most heavily anticipated projects in the US. First, we look at the project in terms of the role of new media technologies that have changed the status of the library in the contemporary city. In Seattle, the city’s library begins with a radical rethinking of the very nature of the library, conceived as an “information store” rather than a traditional repository for books. Second, we explore the relation of the project to a well-known history of investigations by OMA into the library/mediatheque typology, which includes the TGB, Jussieu, and ZKM projects. As in previous Verb monographs, this third installment provides a comprehensive account of a project’s design process that tracks its development from the initial concept, through construction, ending with the building’s inauguration.
 
 
             
 
Seattle Public Library
     
 
Edited by:
Michael Kubo , Ramon Prat
 
 
 
Language / ISBN:
English [978-84-95951-63-2] Available
 
Cover:
 
Illustrations:
Flexibound
 
Color
     
Size:
 
Page Number:
17 x 24 cm.
 
320
     
Published by:
 
ACTAR
 
 
Price:
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USA 24.95 $
 
 
         
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