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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Monacelli Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (24 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580931804
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580931809
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 2.7 x 27.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 684,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Contrary to what many promotional material suggest, this is not a discussion of what a "new" museum should be but a rather a discussion of past examples that the author considers positive.
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A beautifully illustrated book, in perfect condition, speedily delivered. I read about this book in the Economist. Grand daughter is delighted. Thank you.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92998810) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0x92dc4b10) out of 5 stars An articulate overview of recent museum design 14 May 2004
By Patrick Winters - Published on Amazon.com
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Victoria Newhouse's book on recent museum design is fascinating--I have been to many of the projects she includes (there are lots and lots of them), and her descriptions and analyses of them never fail to strike me as remarkably insightful. I don't always agree with her comments or her selection of projects (Frank Stella should stick to painting), but as a whole the book is both a wide-ranging compendium of current designs for the visual arts, and an informed treatise with a strong point of view. Far from being an advocate of universal space, Newhouse keeps returning to her central theme: how well does a particular design serve its particular contents? In answering that question, she displays an unusual comprehension of sophisticated issues in both the architectural and artistic arenas. Newhouse has visited much and looked hard; she has also apparently done a lot of research, talked to many of the clients, architects, and curators, and gives one not only the obvious facts but often the inside story. Then she calls it as she sees it, cogently summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of each project's suitability as a container for art. This is required reading for anyone seriously interested in or involved with problems of museum and gallery design.
HASH(0x924e7e10) out of 5 stars interesting case studies in museum architecture 27 Oct. 2010
By Rosie Reads - Published on Amazon.com
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Textbook was larger that I thought it would be, but the seller shipped in a timely manner. Great book full of case studies of museum architecture from around the world. I used it all semester in a museum studies architecture class and really enjoyed the examples provided. Can be a light read, or can go into more depth for those seriously interested.
HASH(0x928832f4) out of 5 stars Awesome book 19 July 2014
By aacf - Published on Amazon.com
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Read about 90% of this book, which was a great resource for my master's thesis. One of my favorite topic, thanks Newhouse!
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HASH(0x92402510) out of 5 stars disappointing 17 July 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is ok if you want a coffee-table type, once-over- lightly look at some new museums. If you want the kind of serious consideration or analysis that seems promised by the contents/chapter titles, look elsewhere. A waste of $ for my purposes.
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