Lavishly illustrated with exterior and interior photography, this unique travel guide encircles the globe and highlights modern showpieces alongside the timeless splendour of more classical predecessors. The buildings represent a wide range of spatial and architectural concepts, from modest to massive, from subtle to showstopping, from white cube buildings to baroque masterpieces. Ever since architect Frank Gehry created a phenomenon in Bilbao's museum, thus transforming the city into a popular tourist destination, there has been a boom for the investment, both creative and financial, in the architectural museums. This book is a cultural cornucopia, beautifully displaying the national and architectural differences between each country and how they choose to cherish their heritage. Includes the De Young Museum in San Francisco, Milwaukee Art Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Louvre, and the most famous New York City museums. Features 185 color illustrations The Reflections series by ROADS is a visual exploration...
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