Presented within the pages of Museum Architecture is an astonishing array of buildings designed by architects of world renown. Many of these museums have already evolved into cultural symbols of the cities and regions where they are located, and represent major worked in the careers of their designers. Outstanding architectural talent, combined with financial largesse, both public and private, has resulted in a new wave of museums all over the world.
Through compelling photography, this beautiful volume examines the relationship of a museum to its site, context, and collections. It represents the museum structure as a dramatic backdrop for the art in contains, and looks at how the building itself is recognized as art within its own context.