Architecture of Public Museums Term Paper by cee-cee

Architecture of Public Museums
An examination of how the architecture of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reflects its history.
# 114759 | 1,521 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2009 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (Modern) , History (General)

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This paper examines the history and architecture of public museums. The paper specifically focuses on the architecture of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and how its architecture reflects its history. The paper then discusses the architect Louis I. Kahn and how he used existing elements to modify the modern model of museum building into a unique and pioneering art form.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (2004). Curator's Statement.
  • James, Kathleen (1995, Sep). Louis Kahn's Indian Institute of Management's Courtyard: Form versus Function Journal of Architectural Education Vol. 49, No. 1. pp. 38-49.
  • Ricciotti, Dominic (1985, Summer). The 1939 Building of the Museum of Modern Art: The Goodwin-StoneCollaboration American Art Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 50-76.

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