Item Number: 109060
Title: Chefs-D'Oeuvre? Architectures de Musees, 1937-2014
Author: Jodidio, Philip et al (eds)
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Description: Paris: Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2010. 29cm., hardcover, 239pp. illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue. Summary: Elaborated in conjunction with the architecture section of the exhibition Masterpieces ?, this publication retraces the history of museum architecture since 1937, year of the World Exhibition of Art and Technology in Paris and the creation of the Palais de Tokyo. With over 200 illustrations, it confronts the most emblematic French cultural institutions with masterpieces of international museum architecture. This publication features over twenty projects differing in scope and concept – both in terms of their aesthetical and formal aspects – as well as the critical appraisal they received. It retraces the history of architecture and culture from Le Corbusier’s Museum of Contemporary Artists to the Musée du quai Branly designed by Jean Nouvel, and places them into perspective with projects that will mark the years to come, including Frank Gehry’s creation for the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Rudy Ricciotti’s Mucem and the Louvre-Lens by the Japanese agency Sanaa. The survey is completed by the Centre Pompidou-Metz, designed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, which is examined here in light of the current debate on cultural architecture.
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