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Item Number: 108685
Title: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Author: FOSTER, Norman ; Kenneth Powell
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9783791344928
Description: Munich: Prestel, 2010. 22cm., hardcover, 96pp. illus., most in color. Publisher's summary: This volume follows the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts’ entire evolution, from conception through the addition of the Crescent Wing in the 1980s and the building’s recent renovation, all designed and executed by Foster + Partners. With the donation in 1973 of their extraordinary art collection to the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury sought to establish the Sainsbury Centre as an academic and social focus within the campus. They believedthat the study of art should be an informal, pleasurable experience, one not bound by the traditional enclosure of object and viewer. As a result the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery. The original building brought a new level of refinement to the practice’s early explorations into lightweight, flexible enclosures and set the scene for Norman Foster’s international reputation.

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