Denver Art Museum by Scala Publishers, Laura Caruso
This book gives an insider's look at the process of building one of the most exciting structures of our time: the Denver Art Museum's expansion building, designed by visionary architect Daniel Libeskind.
|Publisher:||Scala Arts Publishers Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||4.62(w) x 6.63(h) x 0.21(d)|
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This is a very disappointing book. There's the expected flashy pictures of reflective surfaces and jagged angles, but not much of interest otherwise. The photos focus on the building itself, cleverly ignoring the fact that the building is a jarring unsatisfying presence in the immediate urban landscape. The Museum's design will never be more than a tired attention-seeking gimmick pretending to be architecture. The left-over spaces and barely-considered entrance, like the sharp features of the design, will always be repellant and inhuman in their form. For this reason, the book focuses on the graphic quality of the shapes only. I suppose it has no other redeeming merits to speak of. Hence, an uninteresting book that does its best to make something of a subject that really isn't worth the effort.