Publisher: Roads Publishing
- Book Category: Architecture and Design
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 192
Featuring major museums from around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Milwaukee Art Museum, The New Museum in New York, The Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario This book beautifully illustrates the national and architectural differences between each nation and how they choose to cherish their heritage The Reflections series by ROADS is a visual exploration of the spaces and buildings that mirror the cultures in which they play such a crucial part According to Orham Pamuk, "Real museums are places where Time is converted into Space." In this lavishly illustrated title we investigate these spaces. Since Frank Gehry created the phenomenon that is The Guggenheim in Bilbao, thus transforming the city into a popular tourist destination, there has been a boom in the investment, both creative and financial, in the architecture of museums. They showcase contemporary and experimental architecture at its best. Fully illustrated with exterior and interior photography, Museums encircles the globe and highlights these modern showpieces alongside the timeless splendor of their more classical predecessors. The buildings presented represent a wide range of spatial and architectural concepts, from the modest to the massive, from the subtle to the show-stopping, from white cubes, to freestanding structural buildings, to lavish baroque masterpieces.