The New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum

by Bernard Tschumi Architects, Dimitrios Pandermalis, Yannis Aesopos, Joel Rutten, Bernard Tschumi
     
 

A comprehensive look at the eagerly anticipated New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, and the celebrated collection it houses. Marking the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, this book examines both its architecture and the archaeological treasures it was built to house. The building addresses the dramatic complexities of the collection and the site with

Overview

A comprehensive look at the eagerly anticipated New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, and the celebrated collection it houses. Marking the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, this book examines both its architecture and the archaeological treasures it was built to house. The building addresses the dramatic complexities of the collection and the site with minimalist simplicity by using three main materials—glass, stainless steel, and concrete. "There’s no way at the beginning of the twenty-first century you can try to imitate even superficially the art of 2,500 years ago," Tschumi says. The "precision of the concept was really what counted." The book provides an in-depth look at the creation of the building, set only 280 meters from the Parthenon, as well as the restoration, preservation, and housing of its exhibits through over 200 photographs, drawings, and texts.

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From the Publisher
 "...complicated evolution [of the project] is vividly conveyed in...an excellent factual and photographic account..." ~The New York Review of Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847841684
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Tschumi is an architect and a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. Dimitrios Pandermalis is the President of the Organization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum and the museum’s president. Yannis Aesopos is an architect and a professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Patras. Joel Rutten is an architect in the New York office of Bernard Tschumi Architects.

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