Culture and Art: Museum Design
Museums are often among the most iconic buildings to grace a city’s skyline. In fact, through the very prestige of the architects involved and the innovation of material form, a new museum can easily herald a city’s arrival on the world stage as a center for art and culture.
Some are broad in appeal, collecting signature works in a wide variety of media and from a number of artistic or historic periods. Others are ultra focused, reflecting local or brand heritage. All are unique — thanks to the visions of the architects featured — from the the Maritime Museum in Lingan New City, China surmounted by two seemingly weightless ‘sails’ to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow with its unforgettable façade and lack of interior columns.
With works by Alberto Campo Baeza, Atelier Brückner, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Mario Botta, Gmp — von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects, Steven Holl Architects and Zaha Hadid, and more. Includes accompanying plans.
Published by Art Power
384 pages, Hardcover
9 3/4″ x 13″ (245 x 330 mm)
500 color illustrations