Museum Buildings: A Design Manual (Paul von Naredi-Rainer; Birkhäuser, 2004) analyses museum design issues through 70 museum case-studies. Contributions by Oliver Hilger, Gerhard Kahlert, Helmut F. O. Müller, Herbert Pfeiffer, and Hans Jürgen Schmitz.
In museum design, architecture faces the challenge of living up to ist own self-image as the art of building, be it by taking centre stage or by according that place to exhibits or visitors (…) Drawing on examples that range from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery in Berlin to Herzog & de Meuron’s Schaulager in Basel and from Renzo Piano’s newMetropolis in Amsterdam to Toyo Ito’s Mediatheque in Sendai, the book offers orientation in response to the demands that are made on architecture today.
– Paul von Naredi-Rainer, Museum Buildings: A Design Manual (Birkhäuser, 2004), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The binding is fine. The covers show only some minor traces of shelf wear.