'Libraries gave us power'
The lead in to the new issue from the good people at The Modernist ends with the sentence 'There is perhaps no greater cultural crime than the closing of a library'. We couldn't agree more and it is heartening to see an issue dedicated to these community institutions, learning centres, portals to other galaxies, and shelters from the storm.
Inside we get to look at the big and the small of London libraries, read an abstract appreciation of the recently demolished Droylsden library in Greater Manchester, gaze upon the modern libraries of Taiwan, flip through some library music records with Ghost Box co-owner Julian House and get lost within a Dutch shelving system.
The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought-provoking read (another fact).
Size: 200 x 200mm