A modernist museum in perspective: the East Building, National Gallery of Art

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This fascinating book is the first critical examination of the East Building, I. M. Pei’s celebrated addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Distinguished contributors consider this iconic building from various historical vantage points, from the evolution of its design to its place in 20th-century museum architecture.

Essays by Neil Harris, Anthony Alofsin, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, and Réjean Legault discuss the building’s relationship to the city of Washington, its critical and public reception, and the special nature of its use of materials. Barry Bergdoll and David Brownlee compare it to contemporary works by Marcel Breuer, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and other modernists. Victoria Newhouse, Marc Treib, Barnabas Calder, and Andrew Saint consider it in the context of museum architecture, exploring the relationship between art installations and museum design, museum additions by other well-known architects, and the challenges of building and supporting an art museum outside a major metropolitan area. Drawings, models, and photographs provide a visual history of the building’s development.

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table_of_contents "Never so serious" : Venturi's Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery, London /, Abstract abstraction? : the associations of modernism at the end of the twentieth century /, Adding on /, Documents of the East Building /, I. M. Pei's East Building and the postwar culture of materials /, I. M. Pei, Marcel Breuer, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and the new American museum design of the 1960s /, Opening of the East Building : acclaim and critique /, Pei, painting, and sculpture : the perception of art in the East Building /, Reinventing the National Gallery /, Thoughts from Walsall /, Toward a modernist civic monument : Pei's East Building and the city of Washington /
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title A modernist museum in perspective : the East Building, National Gallery of Art
title_display A modernist museum in perspective : the East Building, National Gallery of Art
title_full A modernist museum in perspective : the East Building, National Gallery of Art / edited by Anthony Alofsin
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