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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World$
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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

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Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0008

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

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