Bold Expansion: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2007 - Architecture - 64 pages
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the crown jewel of Kansas City and one of the finest museums in the nation. Its encyclopaedic collection offers visitors a look at some of the greatest artistic achievements of mankind, representing cultures from around the world, from ancient to contemporary times. The construction of the Bloch Building represents one part of a total transformation of the Nelson-Atkins. This book is intended to celebrate this moment in the museum's history, with a look at how the institution arrived at this period of change. Sketches, photographs and images of artwork often tell the story better than words, and the museum is indebted to the photographers who spent time capturing the many moods and impressions of the Bloch Building.
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American atop the Bloch Bloch Building Bronze campus central lobby chairman City Sculpture Park CLASSIC Committee members contemporary create Donald Hall Duboc William Dunn Dunn Construction Company East Sculpture Terrace exterior featured exhibition space finalists floor gallery space Gift of Hallmark GLASS PLANKS grand stair H&R Block Hall Family Foundation Hallmark Cards Harry McCray Henry Bloch Holl's design interior Isamu Noguchi Sculpture James Sunderland Kansas City Sculpture Kenneth Baum Lacy light Looking north Marc F Marc Wilson Ming Dynasty Missouri Museum of Art Nelson Trust Nelson-Atkins Building Nelson-Atkins expansion Nelson-Atkins Museum neoclassical building Noguchi Sculpture Court north side original building original Nelson-Atkins pavilions planks of glass Pritzker Architecture Prize Purchase reflecting pool Richard Levin Rockhill Road Shirley Helzberg southern-most lenses Steven Holl Structural Engineer surrounding landscape Three Bowls Tom's Cubicle Tony Cragg TRANSFORMATION vantage point Visitor Services visually walls Ward Sculpture Hall west wing world-renowned York Associate Zhou Chen