The popularity of the museum has dramatically increased in recent years and many modern examples have been built around the world. This book catalogues these developments and beautifully presents an exciting selection of the most inspiring examples of contemporary museums around the world. The book that first launched the successful Builders series was Museum Builders in 1994 and since this time there has been an explosion in museum building by some of the worlda s most famous architects. Instead of trying to update the first edition Wiley--Academy has produced a completely new and updated volume. Following a historical and contemporary assessment of the role of the museum, the author presents, in great photographic detail, the most famous examples of modern museums around the world. Includes work by Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and others.
LAURA HOURSTON is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Nottingham's School of the Built Environment. She graduated from Liverpool University, and completed her Doctorate through the University of Edinburgh, before taking up her present post, in which she contributes to undergraduate, diploma, and research activities.
Introduction: Issues of Identity. National Museums. Museum of Scotland (Benson + Forsyth). Canadian Museum of Civilization (Douglas Cardinal TSE). Te Papa Tongarewa the National Museum of New Zealand (Jasmax Group). Thematic Museums. Imperial War Museum North (Daniel Libeskind). Jewish Museum (Daniel Libeskind). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners). Chikatsu--Asuka Historical Museum (Tadao Ando). Vulcania: The European Centre of Volcanism (Hans Hollein). Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (Kisho Kurokawa and Associates). Domus, Home of Man (Arata Isozaki and Cesar Portela). National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Long & Kentish). Art Museums: New Build. Kunsthal Rotterdam (Rem Koolhaas). Cartier Founda tion for Conte mporary Art (Jean Nouvel). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Mario Botta). Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (Mario Botta and Giulio Andreolli). Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (Kleihues + Kleihues). Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (Frank Gehry). Stockholm Museum of Modern Art and Architecture (Rafael Moneo). Galician Centre for Contemporary Art (Alvaro Siza). Serralves Museum (Alvaro Siza). Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Yoshio Taniguchi). Fukui City Museum of Art (Kisho Kurokawa). Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (Zaha Hadid). National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rome (Zaha Hadid). Extensions. Spiral Extension to the Victoria & Albert Museum (Daniel Libeskind). Adaptive Reuse. Tate Modern (Herzog and De Meuron). Guggenheim Las Vegas and Guggenheim Hermitage Museums (Rem Koolhaas). Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Dominic Williams and Ellis Williams). Project Information. Bibliography.