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A Modernist Museum in Perspective: The East Building, National Gallery of Art

A Modernist Museum in Perspective: The East Building, National Gallery of Art

A Modernist Museum in Perspective: The East Building, National Gallery of Art

$65.00

PEI. Alofsin, Anthony

Cl. New Haven, 2009

Book ID: 80435

Essays by Neil Harris, Anthony Alofsin, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, and RŽjean Legault discuss the buildings relationship to the city of Washington, its critical and public reception, and the special nature of its use of materials. Barry Bergdoll and David Brownlee compare it to contemporary works by Marcel Breuer, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and other modernists. Victoria Newhouse, Marc Treib, Barnabas Calder, and Andrew Saint consider it in the context of museum architecture, exploring the relationship between art installations and museum design, museum additions by other well-known architects, and the challenges of building and supporting an art museum outside a major metropolitan area. Drawings, models, and photographs provide a visual history of the buildings development.

248 pp., 207 B&W, 58 color illus.