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Description - Tate Modern: Building a Museum for the C21st by Chris Dercon

After opening its doors in 2000, Tate Modern quickly became the most popular modern and contemporary art destination in the world, welcoming more than five million visitors a year. Architects Herzog & de Meuron created a gallery of singular power and beauty, whose spaces articulate a rare affinity with contemporary art. With the second major phase of the building now complete, Tate Modern presents a striking combination of the raw and the refined. In magnificent new photography and texts by leading architectural writers, this book describes the ideas behind the Tate Modern's conception and construction, how it was designed and built, and how it has impacted the world beyond its doors. Conversations between Tate Modern director Chris Dercon and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, as well as landscape architect Gunther Vogt, interior designer Jasper Morrison, and graphic designer Ian Cartlidge, present the philosophy and interchange of ideas that drove this extraordinary project.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849764018
ISBN-10: 1849764018
Format: Paperback / softback
(268mm x 220mm x 25mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Tate Publishing
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris Dercon

Nicholas Serota is Director of Tate. Chris Dercon is Director of Tate Modern. Beatriz Colomina is Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University. Wouter Davidts is Head of the Visual Arts Programme at Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp. Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian.

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