Van Gogh Museum Architecture: Rietveld to Kurokawa

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May 1999 marked the official opening of Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa's extension to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. This book uses photographs by Jannes Linders to provide an extensive documentation of Kurokawa's addition to Rietveld, Van Dillen & Van Tricht's museum. Also detailed is the meticulous renovation of the existing building by Martien Van Goor, of Greiner and Van Goor. In an introductory essay, Hans Ibelings analyzes the design of the museum and its extension, and considers this undertaking, the first by Kurokawa in the Netherlands, within the context of recent major Dutch architecture projects.

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Hans Ibelings is an art historian, an architecture critic, and the author of numerous works, including Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization (1998, 2003). He is also the editor of the international architecture magazine A10 new European architecture.

Philipp Meuser is a Dipl-Ing. Architekt BDA and the author of various works, including Moderne Architektur in Kasachstan, Kirgistan und Usbekistan. He runs an architecture firm in Berlin with Natascha Meuser.

Harald Bodenschatz is professor of the sociology of planning and architecture at the Technische UniversitAt in Berlin and the author of various works, including Stadterneuerung im Umbruch a" Barcelona, Bologna, Frankfurt am Main, Glasgow, Hamburg, KAln, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, MA1/4nchen, NA1/4rnberg, Paris, Rostock, Rotterdam, Wien und Berlin (1994) and Renaissance der Mitte. Zentrumsumbau in London und Berlin (2005).

Rob Krier and Christoph Kohl pursue an approach to town planning oriented around traditional architecture.

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