March 16, 2017

For nearly three centuries, America’s libraries have served not only as a sanctuary for social and civic ideals of their moment, but also as public spaces where all members of the community are invited to learn, study, and contemplate the enduring pursuit of knowledge. Thomas R. Schiff captures the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library in sweeping 360-degree panoramas—from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others. “The Library Exhibition” is on view at the Aperture Gallery in New York.

America’s libraries
Photographer: Thomas R. Schiff
Venue: “The Library Exhibition”, Aperture Gallery, New York
Year: 2017
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