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Gentleman’s Library: The Technical Library of Landscape Architect Ferruccio Vitale

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by: R. Terry Schnadelbach, FAAR LAUpress
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Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 194
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
The second generation landscape architect had limited access to libraries and collections of materials related to architecture and landscape architecture. Major universities had collections of books on these subjects but they were available  only to faculty and students of those institutions. The only public source, and the professional's primary source for information, was public libraries and here only major cities had depth on architectural subjects. It was therefore up to the professional himself to develop a private library. These were called technical libraries as each professional would have had a special slant or emphasis suited to the personal and professional interest of the principle. The technical libraries, in addition to published works, often contained unique self-assembled and self-published visual resources. In their whole, these technical libraries tell us much about the individual professional as well as the state of the profession at that time.
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