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BUILDING FOR THE ARTS: THE STRATEGIC DESIGN OF CULTURAL FACILITIES. Peter Frumkin and Ana Kolendo. University of Chicago Press, 2014. 284 pp. with 23 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-25707 ISBN 9780226099613 In English.
Publisher's description: Over the past two decades, the arts in America have experienced an unprecedented building boom, with more than sixteen billion dollars directed to the building, expansion, and renovation of museums, theaters, symphony halls, opera houses, and centers for the visual and performing arts. Among the projects that emerged from the boom were many brilliant successes. Others, like the striking addition of the Quadracci Pavilion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, brought international renown but also tens of millions of dollars of off-budget debt while offering scarce additional benefit to the arts and embodying the cultural sector's worst fears that the arts themselves were being displaced by the big, status-driven architecture projects built to contain them. With Building for the Arts, Peter Frumkin and Ana Kolendo explore how artistic vision, funding partnerships, and institutional culture work together--or fail to--throughout the process of major cultural construction projects.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1990 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 158454
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