Photographer Robert Dawson, author of “The Public Library: A Photographic Essay,” will be the featured speaker at the Architecture&Beyond Lecture Series, MONDAY, Oct. 20, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
The speakers’ series is usually held on a Thursday, but will be held on a Monday for the month of October only.
The latest book by the San Francisco photographer, known for documenting the declining water supply in the West, is an 18-year culmination of the essential role of public libraries across the country. It showcases libraries, big and small and some shuttered, in nearly 50 states. It also contains 15 essays by such writers and library lovers as as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Charles Simic, Barbara Kingsolver and Philip Levine.
“This is not just a study of architecture. It’s a look at the uses of libraries and their places in society,” Dawson was quoted as saying in the Los Angeles Times
Skylight Books will have copies of Dawson’s new book for purchase and signing.
The free lectures, now in its 11th year, are supported by the Friends of the Los Feliz Library and merchants of the Los Feliz BID.
For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.