Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yun Lee Too

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577804

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2019

Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

(p.191) 7 Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books
The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Yun Lee Too

Oxford University Press

Walk into an ancient library and you will see it adorned with artwork, statues, and paintings. Chapter 7 reads the relationship between art and text, seeing it as something that might effect psychological change in the viewer, connecting him with the past and serving as an aid to memory. Art also articulates the wealth that the library represents.

Keywords:   library building, art, text, statues, paintings, memory aids, wealth

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .