Lucy Campbell and Barbara Opar, Column Editors Column by Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture, Syracuse University Libraries
“Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading. This custom is so deeply ingrained in the culture that it is the reason for the Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood,” when the majority of books in Iceland are sold between September and December in preparation for Christmas giving.”¹
Book club Christmas tree with book ornaments
Have friends in Architecture? Architects do love books, so this tradition might be something to consider or modify at the very least. Treating yourself? Well, as a librarian I can think of far worse ways to spend your time and money. So, on that note, I am sharing a baker’s dozen of interesting architecture titles from 2022, focusing this time mostly on titles with a modest cost.
The Glasgow Style of Mackintosh and his contemporaries Herbert McNair, Margaret MacDonald and Frances MacDonald is chronicled by one of the best-known writers on the period.
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