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New Museum, New York (Paperback, With the Archit): Sanaa

New Museum, New York (Paperback, With the Archit)

Sanaa; Text written by Lisa Phillips; Contributions by Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa; Photographs by Iwan Baan

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When the New Museum, long a champion of downtown New York culture and unconventional art, announced that it would build itself a new home on the Bowery--a mostly bleak strip of flophouses and restaurant-supply storefronts--the art world wondered what this move would mean for the museum, and, just as important, how the museum would look. Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA (winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize) received the commission in 2002; their new New Museum, which opened in December 2007, looks like a dramatic tower of seven rectangular boxes, stacked irregularly atop one another with edges protruding to the sides and front, and clad in a seamless anodized-aluminum mesh that dresses the whole of the building in a delicate, filmy, softly shimmering skin. With windows just visible behind this porous scrimlike surface, the building appears as a single, coherent and even heroic form that is nevertheless mutable, dynamic and animated by the changing light of day--an appropriate visual metaphor for the openness of the New Museum and the ever-changing nature of contemporary art. This monograph treats the institution's design and construction in depth, through images, writings and an interview with the architects.


Imprint: Ediciones Poligrafa
Country of origin: Spain
Release date: March 2011
First published: March 2011
Contributors: Sanaa
Text writers: Lisa Phillips
Contributors: Kazuyo Sejima • Ryue Nishizawa
Photographers: Iwan Baan
Dimensions: 211 x 142 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 79
Edition: With the Archit
ISBN-13: 978-84-343-1244-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 84-343-1244-1
Barcode: 9788434312449

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