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Putting America’s Libraries In New Light

April 25, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Thomas R. Schiff

“Lincoln Public Library, Illinois,” 2009. Thomas R. Schiff spent more than a decade making wide angle, 360-degree views of American libraries. Click to see more of his panoramic views.

Thomas R. Schiff’s interest in American libraries grew from his fascination with American architecture, which he’s photographed for several decades. Schiff published a book on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his 2012 book, Prospect, looks at remarkable buildings around the country. Schiff’s new monograph, The Library Book (Aperture), gathers panoramic images he’s created at public and private libraries...

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