Bold Visions: The Architecture Of The Royal Ontario Museum Kelvin Browne

ISBN: 9780888544582

Published: December 1st 2007

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192 pages


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Bold Visions: The Architecture Of The Royal Ontario Museum  by  Kelvin Browne

Bold Visions: The Architecture Of The Royal Ontario Museum by Kelvin Browne
December 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780888544582 | 4.45 Mb

If architecture fails, if it is pedestrian and lacks imagination and power, it tells only one story, that of its own making: how it was built, detailed, financed. But a great building, like great literature or poetry or music, can tell the story ofMoreIf architecture fails, if it is pedestrian and lacks imagination and power, it tells only one story, that of its own making: how it was built, detailed, financed. But a great building, like great literature or poetry or music, can tell the story of the human soul.

It can make us see the world in a wholly new way, change it forever. In 2007, the noted American architect Daniel Libeskind, quoted above, completed the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, his critically acclaimed addition to Canadas Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Situated among the ivy-covered colleges of the University of Toronto and a cluster of other cultural institutions that were transformed by Torontos architectural reawakening early in the twenty-first century, Libeskinds new blockbuster exhibition space restores the logic of the museums original Beaux Arts master plan.

This volume analyzes the evolution of ROMs architecture and illuminates the buildings, old and new.



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