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Making of the Morgan from Charles McKim to Renzo Piano
     

Making of the Morgan from Charles McKim to Renzo Piano

by Paul S. Byard, Cynthia Davidson, Charles Pierce Jr., Brian Regan
 

In 1906, in the heart of New York City, Pierpont Morgan built a private library intended to rival the great art institutions of Europe. In
1924, The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum became a public institution.

A century after its creation, in 2006, The Morgan Library & Museum, having undergone a major expansion and renovation designed by the Renzo

Overview

In 1906, in the heart of New York City, Pierpont Morgan built a private library intended to rival the great art institutions of Europe. In
1924, The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum became a public institution.

A century after its creation, in 2006, The Morgan Library & Museum, having undergone a major expansion and renovation designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, reopened to wide critical and popular acclaim. The process leading up to that moment is documented in this book, which chronicles the 100-year transformation of a rarefied domain to a public museum, independent research library, musical venue, architectural landmark, and historic site.

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“[A] powerful pick, packed with color photos throughout.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875981499
Publisher:
Morgan Library & Museum
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Byard, the head of the Historic Preservation programme at Columbia University, is a past president of the Architectural League of New York and the author of The Architecture of Additions (ISBN 9780393731767).

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