Tate Modern: Building a Museum for the 21st Century (Paperback)

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By Chris Dercon (Editor), Nicholas Serota (Editor)
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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 Gùˆnther Vogt, interior designer Jasper Morrison, and graphic designer Ian Cartlidge, present the philosophy and interchange of ideas that drove this extraordinary project.

About the Author

Chris Dercon is director of Tate Modern.
Nicholas Serota is director of Tate.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849764018
ISBN-10: 1849764018
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English