Libraries and Culture

Libraries & Culture
Volume 40, Number 2, Spring 2005

CONTENTS

Articles

    Elhard, K. C.
  • Reopening the Book on Arcimboldo's Librarian
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    Subject Headings:
    • Arcimboldi, Giuseppe, 1527-1593. Librarian [visual works]
    • Brant, Sebastian, 1458-1521. Narrenschiff.
    Abstract:
      The Librarian (ca. 1566) is a well-known painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a court artist for the Hapsburg emperors Ferdinand I, Maximilian II, and Rudolf II. Arcimboldo's "composite portrait" of a librarian cleverly assembled from a pile of books has been interpreted narrowly as a parody of librarianship and of intellectualism in general, due in part to Sven Alfons's identification of the librarian as the court historiographer, Wolfgang Lazius. This reevaluation of The Librarian attempts to broaden the conventional view held by art historians and librarians. Considered within the context of late Renaissance book culture (particularly, Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools), Arcimboldo's humor takes on a new signification. The Librarian may have targeted not those who love learning but rather materialistic book collectors more interested in acquiring books than in reading them.
    Zgonjanin, Sanja.
  • The Prosecution of War Crimes for the Destruction of Libraries and Archives during Times of Armed Conflict
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cultural property -- Protection (International law)
    • Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- China -- Shanghai.
    • Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Italy -- Naples.
    • Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Sarajevo.
    • Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
    Abstract:
      The twentieth century witnessed some of the worst destruction of libraries and archives during armed conflicts. Ad hoc tribunals created to try war crimes have made some progress in establishing individual criminal responsibility for crimes against cultural property. However, crimes that involve the destruction of libraries and archives are not prosecuted as separate incidents due to the courts' failure to specifically list such crimes as separate counts of indictment. The lack of the prosecution of the individuals responsible for crimes of library and archive destruction is one of the reasons why the assault on the documentary heritage of the world continues.

Notes & Essays

    Oram, Richard W.
  • Ebb and Flow: The Migration of Collections to American Libraries: A Report
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    Subject Headings:
    • Association of College and Research Libraries. Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Preconference (45th : 2004 : Yale University)
    • Libraries -- United States -- Special collections.
    Tucker, John Mark.
  • Wilderness Journey during the Jim Crow Era: A Review Essay
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    Subject Headings:
    • Waite, Cally L. (Cally Lyn) Permission to remain among us: education for Blacks in Oberlin, Ohio, 1880-1914.
    • Graham, Patterson Toby, 1969- Right to read: segregation and civil rights in Alabama's public libraries, 1900-1965.
    • Oberlin College -- History.
    • African Americans and libraries -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.
    Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M.
  • Phoenix Ascendant: French Higher Education and Its Significance for Research and Learning for Library, Book, Print, and Media Culture History
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    Subject Headings:
    • Musselin, Christine, 1958- Long march of French universities.
    • Education, Higher -- France -- History -- 20th century.

Contributors

Book Reviews

    Wertheimer, Andrew B.
  • Place of Learning, Place of Dreams: A History of the Seattle Public Library (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Marshall, John Douglas. Place of learning, place of dreams: a history of the Seattle Public Library.
    • Seattle Public Library -- History.
    Oliver, Bette Wyn, 1933-
  • The Jacobin Republic under Fire: The Federalist Revolt in the French Revolution (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hanson, Paul R., 1952- Jacobin Republic under fire: the Federalist Revolt in the French Revolution.
    • Girondists.
    Rich, Gretchen G.
  • George Eliot: A Bibliographical History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baker, William, 1944- George Eliot: a bibliographical history.
    • Ross, J. C., 1938-
    • Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Bibliography.
    Wertheimer, Andrew B.
  • The Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania: Chronicles from the Vilna Ghetto and the Camps, 1939-1944 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kruk, Herman, 1897-1944. Last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania: chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944.
    • Harshav, Benjamin, 1928-, ed.
    • Harshav, Barbara, 1940-, tr.
    • Kruk, Herman, 1897-1944.
    Dawson, Robert L.
  • The Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of the Book Collector, an Anthology (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • British Library. Pleasures of bibliophily: fifty years of The book collector, an anthology.
    • Book collectors.
    Levine-Clark, Michael.
  • John Carter: The Taste & Technique of a Bookman (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Donald C. John Carter: the taste & technique of a bookman.
    • Carter, John, 1905-1975.
    LaMagna, Michael.
  • Books, Maps, and Politics: A Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ostrowski, Carl, 1968- Books, maps, and politics: a cultural history of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861.
    • Library of Congress -- History -- 18th century.
    Johnston, Jennifer.
  • The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gordon, Rachel Singer. Librarian's guide to writing for publication.
    • Library science -- Authorship.
    Bloss, Christopher R.
  • Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Foerstel, Herbert N. Refuge of a scoundrel: the Patriot Act in libraries.
    • Library records -- Law and legislation -- United States.
    Poland, Jessica.
  • Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Driscoll, Lori. Electronic reserve: a manual and guide for library staff members.
    • Electronic reserve collections in libraries -- United States.



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