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Encoding space : shaping learning environments that unlock human potential / Brian Mathews & Leigh Ann Soistmann.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library Z679.55 .M38 2016 37684001089396 Library Stacks Not holdable Missing -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780838988251
  • ISBN: 0838988253
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 x 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Chicago, Illinois] : ACRL, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-172).
Formatted Contents Note:
The guiding questions -- The importance of place -- Retail (exchange) -- Design concepts -- Encoding environments -- Conceptual transitions -- Complex adaptive systems -- Well-Being -- Radical collaboration.
Summary, etc.:
"Can we create library environments that inspire people to be more creative, collaborative, reflective, or engaged? That is the driving question of this imaginative book. Brian Mathews (Virginia Tech Libraries) weaves elements together from architecture, psychology, retail, neuroscience, and many other disciplines in this narrative about the evolution of library buildings. Re-conceptualizing libraries as showrooms, studios, salons, and boutiques, some new directions are outlined for discussion about the future. The text encourages you and your team to look beyond the functional value of your facility, and to consider how libraries can also serve as an experimental landscape that helps foster well being and personal growth. Featuring drawings and renderings from interior designer Leigh Ann Soistmann, Encoding Space is ideal for librarians and campus administrators looking to spark their creative thinking and push strategic conversations about the purpose, value, and future of library buildings"--Publisher's website.
Subject: Libraries > Space utilization.
Academic libraries > Space utilization.
Academic libraries > Planning.
Library buildings > Psychological aspects.
Architecture > Psychological aspects.

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