Architecture and the Art Museum

7 giugno 2017

ore 18.30-20.30 ora locale – tavola rotonda Architecture and the Art Museum nell’ambito di Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event


«What is the place of the museum in the modern city? What role does architecture play? How can these buildings be effectively interpreted? Beginning with the examples of the Guggenheim and the Centre Pompidou, this panel discussion considers the role of the museum in the postwar city, and how its position has evolved in the years since, as museum projects have grown in scale, number, and prominence. Some have argued that a phenomenon of “museum mania” has emerged, with every city feeling the need to build a museum designed by a star architect in order to effectively compete. Join Francesco Dal Co, Anthony Alofsin, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams as they discuss the complex and changing relationship between architecture and the art museum and consider how historians can best research, write about, and understand these contemporary monuments. The discussion is moderated by Arezoo Moseni».

I libri discussi dalla tavola rotonda sono The Guggenheim. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece e Centre Pompidou. Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument, editi dalla Yale University Press

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