New Museum of Contemporary Art
- Highlights one of the new landmarks of New York City’s Soho district and downtown contemporary art scene
The latest in Scala’s acclaimed Art Spaces series celebrates the New Museum’s recently opened building on the Bowery in New York City, designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Visitors first encounter the museum as a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes clad in a seamless, anodised expanded aluminium mesh, chosen by SANAA to emphasise the building’s distinctive form with a delicate, filmy, softly shimmering skin. The uncommon, beguiling structure derives from the architects’ solution to achieve a dense and ambitious programme, including open, flexible gallery spaces of different heights and atmospheres. With new photography and the Art Spaces series’ distinct design, this book will appeal to readers interested in museum architecture as well as visitors to this fascinating building in New York City.