The Museum: The world's most iconic cultural spaces -Owen Hopkins
Packed with stunning imagery and featuring the world's most celebrated cultural institutions, architectural historian and museum curator Owen Hopkins looks at the fascinating history of the museum.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- British Museum
- Tate Modern
- Smithsonian Institute
- Acropolis Museum
Also outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum, a cast that includes names such as King George II, Napoleon, Henry Clay Frick, Peggy Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Barr, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Courbusier, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Serota and Zaha Hadid. By examining how these venues became intrinsic to our shared cultural experience, analysing the changing roles they play in society and questioning what the future holds in a digital age, this book is for anyone who has stood in awe at the spectacle of a museum.