New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. 11.25" x 9.25". 238pp. Red cloth covered boards with black lettering. In original pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear; overall a near fine copy. Illustrated with black and white and color photos. Foreword by Jack Lang. Since the Pompidou Center in Paris opened, museum architecture has never been the same. Turning its back on the conventional role of the museum as a sanctuary for serene contemplation, Pompidou promulgated a vision of the museum as a civid institution providing education and even entertainment. This book chronicles the extraordinary expansion of museum construction over the last few decades. From Gwathmey Siegal's successive revisions of the Guggenheim Museum in New York to James Stirling's Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, from I. M. Pei's pyramidal addition to the Louvre to Richard Meier's elegant High Museum in Atlanta, this illustrated volume surveys the full breadth of late-twentieth century museum design.
The chronicles of the extraordinary expansion of museum construction over the last few decades. Item #7831