Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199577804
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722912 | DOI:
 							Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

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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

Chapter.  9007 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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