COMPOSITE MECCANO PRINT OF THE NUMBER 5

Karel Martens, 2009, 21 x 26 cm

This mixture of practical prescription and broad gesture is expressed in Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science:

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every reader his (or her) book.
  3. Every book its reader.
  4. Save the time of the user.
  5. The library is a growing organism.

(“Infinite Hospitality,” David Senior, Dot Dot Dot #18, 2009)