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dc.contributor.authorSnook, Daniel Edwinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06062012-121921en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33461
dc.description.abstractIn todayâ s society, awash with digital media, the physical book should still be treated as a valuable object. It is a symbol of knowledge and, in the same way that the stones of historic buildings tell the story of their times, the physical book carries the truths of the past to each new generation, not only by the words it contains, but in how it is bound and set and worn. The library rises around the book, offering shelves that may be explored, allowing people to discover as they browse. The neighborhood library serves as an anchor for the community; without physical books, the library is gutted of its essential purpose, becoming merely a community gathering place. Members of the community must be given space to move through the books as they progress from the public realm of the street into the semipublic space of a library reading room, and perhaps beyond to their private places of study. Each stage of their journey should be a clearly defined â placeâ with its own purpose and potential. At the same time, the spatial boundaries in this progression must be integrated in order to invite people to move from one to another, to discover the books and the knowledge contained within. My thesis project has explored and developed these theoretical ideas into a library and housing project for Washington, DCâ s West End neighborhood.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartSnook_DE_T_2012.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartSnook_DE_T_2012_Copyright.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectBook Wallen_US
dc.subjectPrivate Spaceen_US
dc.subjectMaster Planen_US
dc.subjectPublic Spaceen_US
dc.subjectLibraryen_US
dc.titleExploring the Book Through Layers of Public Spaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRitter, James Williamen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06062012-121921/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-06-06en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-06-11
dc.date.adate2012-06-11en_US


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