Building Tate Modern: Herzog & de Meuron Transforming Giles Gilbert Scott (Tate Gallery Publishing, 2000/2004) documents the design and building history of the world-renowned art museum in London. the book has been compiled by Rowan Moore, Raymund Ryan, Adrian Hardwicke, and Gavin Stamp.
Tate Modern is one of the great modern art museums of the world. Designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the leading architects of their generation, it is one of the most significant architectural projects at the turn of the millennium. Working with the shell of the redundant Bankside Power Station, they have created spaces with a rare affinity with contemporary art, and of singular power and beauty. this is the book of the building. With magnificent photography and texts by leading architectural writers, it describes the finished gallery, the ideas behind it, and the way in which it was designed ad built. An exclusive interview with Jacques Herzog and Tate Director Nicholas Serota presents the philosophy and interchange of ideas that drove this extraordinary project. The creation of Giles Gilbert Scott’s original power station is also described, and the texts are supported with chronologies and detailed information.
– Building Tate Modern: Herzog & de Meuron Transforming Giles Gilbert Scott (Tate Gallery Publishing, 2000/2004), text from the back cover
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. There is an old price sticker on the back cover.