Building a Masterpiece Milwaukee Art Museum
Hudson Hills Press LLC
Size: 276 mm x 255 mm
Illustrations: 195 colour, 40 b&w
- This spectacular volume celebrates the reopening of the Milwaukee Art Museum with its new addition designed by world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, joining the original building by Eero Saarinen
The Milwaukee Museum of Art is an architectural landmark with three buildings designed by three legendary architects: Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava. This spectacular volume celebrates the reopening of the museum with its $10 million Quadracci Pavilion.
The Pavilion contains public spaces - a reception hall, auditorium, plus 10,000 square feet of flexible space for temporary exhibitions. Shaped like the prow of a ship, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Lake Michigan, it incorporates both cutting-edge technology and old-world craftsmanship, a nod to Milwaukee's strong craft tradition. Calatrava said the structure "responds to the culture of the lake: the sailboats, the weather, the sense of motion and change."
In this revised edition new photographs of the completed building in situ, are shown together with revised scholarship and conservation of 166 pieces, as a result of the new addition, from the museum's permanent collections.