New museums

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Phaidon Press, Jun 14, 2005 - Architecture - 206 pages
The lead article in the October 2004 issue of Architectural Record, devotedo contemporary museums, noted that "museums continue to proliferate acrosshe international landscape, leading to the conclusion that, post-Bilbao,very municipality seems to want a smash." Certainly, following the openingf Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, museums gained a newfound cachemong architects and clients. The mission and purpose of the museum isapidly evolving: museums today are frequently more than repositories foristorical art: they can be research centers, memorials, contemporaryalleries, or site-specific artworks in themselves. New Museums documents theest of new museum design and features 27 projects in 13 countries in Europe,he United States, Israel, and Japan. The architects represented are amonghe most renowned practitioners in the world today; in addition to thoseentioned above, they include van Berkel + Bos, Santiago Calatrava, Zahaadid, Kengo Kuma, and Alvaro Siza, as well as lesser-known, talentedesigners such as Zvi Hecker in Israel and Diener & Diener in Switzerland.;An

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Barreneche, a writer on contemporary architecture and design, surveys 27 museums in 13 countries, generally from the post-Guggenheim Bilbao era. In an eight-page introduction (printed in an unbroken ... Read full review

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Raul A. Barreneche has worked at Architecture magazine as executive editor and is the author of Rizzoli's Tropical Modern and co-author of Universe's House: American Houses for a New Century. He is a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home, Architectural Record, and Travel + Leisure and also has written for House Beautiful, Dwell, Interior Design, and the New York Times.