Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts Projects Buildings, Art Centre Basel


Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts Projects Buildings, Art Centre Basel, 1999

Museums for a New Millennium documents the remarkable surge in museum building at the turn of the new millennium. Through models, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition presents an international array of twenty-five of the most important museum building projects from the past ten years. The featured projects—all by renowned architects—offer a panorama of museum architecture at the opening of the 21st century. Included are such landmark projects as Richard Meier’s Getty Museum in Los Angeles; Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin; Herzog and de Meuron’s Tate Modern in London; and Tadao Ando’s Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

Museums for a New Millennium is a project of the Art Centre Basel, coordinated under the direction of Suzanne Greub. Scientific curators and editors of the catalogue are Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Angeli Sachs, from the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. (The Perez Art Museum, Miami)

Publication: “Museums for a New Millenium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings” (Prestel, Munich 1999)

Editors: Suzanne Greub, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Angeli Sachs

Introductory essays: Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Stanislaus von Moos

Contributing authors: Friedrich Achleitner, Colin Amery, John M. Armleder, Rita Capezzuto, Luis Fernández-Galiano, Kurt W. Forster, Kenneth Frampton, Katharina Fritsch, Masao Furuyama, Paul Goldberger, Ruth Hanisch, Herman Kerkdijk, Juan José Lahuerta, Benedikt Loderer, Jacques Lucan, Gerhard Merz, Michael Mönninger, Luca Molinari, John V. Mutlow, Joan Ockman, Kenneth Powell, Sebastian Redecke, Thomas F. Reese and Carol McMichael Reese, Angeli Sachs, Franz Schulze, Ulrich Maximilian Schumann, Wolfgang Sonne, Deyan Sudjic