Opening to critical acclaim in April 2005, the Walker Art Center expansion was the culmination of an extraordinary partnership between the institution and Pritzker Prize–winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. Expanding the Center chronicles the five-year effort to create a truly 21st-century arts center, a place where contemporary artists, art forms, and audiences meet. Generously illustrated with beautiful images from leading architectural photographers, the book also provides extensive background information leading to the development of the final building design as well as the programmatic elements central to the Walker’s institutional mission, vision, and reputation for innovation. Organized around themes such as connecting, gathering, viewing, collecting, and framing, this 256-page Walker-produced publication features interviews with the architects and curators, original essays on the design and experience planning of the building, profiles on new interpretive strategies and technologies, and an expansive research bibliography representing a variety of disciplines.
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