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Overview

Here's the essential information you need to initiate designs for art, science, and natural history museums, ethnic art and cultural centers, youth museums, and more.
  • Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details.
  • Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to museums and cultural facilities with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.

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This book provides architects with information they need to start the design process. It covers general issues, materials, systems, requirements, and general design guidelines for various types of structures. It also outlines the design process, potential problems, and recent trends, with particular attention to energy efficiency, mechanical systems, structure, acoustics, lighting, traffic, and security. Photographs, diagrams, floor plans, and other illustrations are given a prominent place. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471349150
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Building Type Basics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Arthur Rosenblatt, FAIA, was an architect and consultant who specialized in museums and cultural facilities. He was vice director, then vice president of architecture and planning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also served as director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, vice president of the Grand Central Partnership, and president of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The late Stephen A. Kliment, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), was an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (T. Hoving).

Preface (S. Kliment).

Acknowledgments.

Art Museums.

History Museums.

Children's and Youth Museums.

Science and Natural History Museums.

Specialized Museums and Galleries.

Technical Notes.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Building Type Basics for Museums

    the most complete and detailed survey of museum design. provides an abundance of useful and vital information for architects and museum professionals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Building Type Basics for Museums

    a unique one-stop source of essential museum design information.

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