Description - Towards A New Museum by Victoria Newhouse
In this unprecedented investigation, architectural historian Victoria Newhouse challenges many hitherto accepted premises of museum design. She demonstrates that new museums -- with a social function equal in importance to that of the 19th-century opera house -- are often still based on old concepts that no longer apply to contemporary art forms. This unvarnished analysis is informed by interviews with museum directors and curators, collectors, artists and the architects themselves.
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Author Biography - Victoria Newhouse
Victoria Newhouse is an architectural historian and the author of Art and the Power of Placement and Wallace K. Harrison, Architect. She lectures frequently on museums, and her articles on the subject have appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and ArtNews. Newhouse also founded and directed the Architectural History Foundation, a nonprofit publisher of scholarly books.