Hospitality Design - December 2014 - (Page 76)

special feature lessons from the arts art and architecture 1 Photo by MANNYHERNANDEZ.COM In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright drew a series of spiraling ramps for New York's Guggenheim Museum and set contemporary architecture on a course that's inextricably linked it to the display of art. Then in 1997, the Guggenheim's Bilbao, Spain outpost supercharged the connection with a perfect storm of design, economic development, and controversy (the museum was derided by some as a symbol of gentrification). "Since then, the attention of museum boards has become very focused on the architect," says critic Martin Filler, author of Makers of Modern Architecture. "The art museum 076 December 2014 is today's predominant high-style public building type." That's especially evident lately. The Aspen Art Museum debuted its new building-an intricate basketweave-like structure designed by the most recent Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, while previous recipients of the field's highest honor provided additional fodder for inspiration. Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki's light-filled interior and Brazilian granite exterior for Toronto's Aga Khan Museum debuted this year; Tadao Ando added a smooth, minimalist concrete addition to Williamstown, Massachusetts' Clark Art Institute; and Switzerland-based Herzog & de Meuron's cantilevered and latticed PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami opened its new location in 2013. In Paris, Frank Gehry unveiled the nowfamiliar organic forms of his newest, the Fondation Louis Vuitton. And next year in New York, we'll see a relocated Whitney Museum of American Art by Renzo Piano- today's dean of museum building-sure to be the biggest development in the art world. The relatively restrained Piano and the flamboyant Gehry represent opposite ways to http://www.MANNYHERNANDEZ.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - December 2014

Hospitality Design - December 2014
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Trends: Social Media
Interview: Tal Danai and Adam D. Tihany
Interview: Jonathan Adler
5 Questions for Alice Gray Stites
Products Opener
Profile: Christina Dent
Products: Curated Solutions
Products: Textiles
Products: Bedding
Lessons From the Arts
Art & Architecture
Performing Arts
Pov Rooftop Bar and Terrace
Mondrian London at Sea Containers
Ad Index
Back Space: Zaha Hadid

Hospitality Design - December 2014