The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, Garden in a Gallery

The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, Garden in a Gallery

By: Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie; Frampton, Kenneth [Introduction]

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A comprehensive description and behind-the-scenes look into the architectural evolution of the Barnes Foundation's new building in downtown Philadelphia. In 2007, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects received the commission to design the new Barnes Foundation building, an enviable project that was surrounded both by controversy and the excitement of increasing access to one of America's premier collections of post-impressionist art, amassed by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in the early twentieth century. The book presents photographs and drawings highlighting the new building's sensitivity to the ideology of Dr. Barnes and the creativity of Paul Cret, who designed the foundation's gallery in Merion. In the new facility, the Merion galleries are faithfully reproduced at the same scale with similar materials and are seamlessly integrated into the larger new building--a refined modernist masterpiece surrounded by grounds designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin.

Title: The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, Garden in a Gallery

Author: Williams, Tod; Tsien, Billie; Frampton, Kenneth [Introduction]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli: 2012-11-27

ISBN/UPC Number: 0847838056

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780847838059

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780847838059

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