Tuesday, October 16, 2007
These are your museums on drugs.
I got some comments to my previous post that Libeskind's addition to the proposed Victoria & Albert Museum will not be built. However, my point was the quality of the design, not whether or not it was built.
Here are some more museum additions that are either built or are supposed to be built. You might think that museum curators would know better, but as I said earlier, this is one of the problems of Modernism: it fetishizes the "different" and erodes judgment.
Libeskind in Toronto,^ view from the construction cam net door,
Libeskind in Dresden, computer rendering,
Libeskind in Denver, rendering of an addition now completed,
and, Herzog & De Meuron in London, at the Tate Modern.
* The Royal Ontario Museum says this addition makes them "better integrated into the urban fabric of Toronto." You can't make stuff like that up.
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Posted by: Matt Wiebe at Oct 16, 2007 11:00:22 AM
They look lovely in the renderings. Pity they won't stay that pristine in real life.
Posted by: Evan at Oct 17, 2007 5:02:06 PM
That's a whole lot of ugly!
Posted by: MIchael Blowhard at Oct 18, 2007 8:54:07 PM