384 pages | 175 Color Illus.
Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design showcases eighteen diverse essays written by people who design, work in, and study museums, offering a variety of perspectives on this complex building type. Throughout, the authors emphasize new kinds of experiences that museum architecture helps create, connecting ideas about design at various levels of analysis, from thinking about how the building sits in the city to exploring the details of technology.
With sections focusing on museums as architectural icons, community engagement through design, the role of gallery spaces in the experience of museums, disability experiences, and sustainable design for museums, the collected chapters cover topics both familiar and fresh to those interested in museum architecture. Featuring over 150 color illustrations, this book celebrates successful museum architecture whilst the critical analysis sheds light on important issues to consider in museum design.
Written by an international range of museum administrators, architects, and researchers this collection is an essential resource for understanding the social impacts of museum architecture and design for professionals, students, and museum-lovers alike.
“Georgia Lindsay has charted a course of self-discovery for the reader in her latest book, Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design: Theory and Practice of Place. Her assemblage of relevant case studies, categorized in a logical order, offers a diverse and unique perspective into architectural museum design. Her ability to inform and challenge, affords us the opportunity to reshape the museums of the future.”
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MBA, Senior Associate, DLR Group
Introduction – Georgia Lindsay
I: ICONS: Interrogating spectacle and design
II: INVITATIONS: Design with communities in mind
III: EXPERIENCES: Understanding and reimagining design inside
IV: BODIES and MINDS: Designing for inclusion
V: SUSTAINABILITIES: Green design for new museums