"Never so serious": Venturi's Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery, London

Barnabas Calder

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This fascinating book is the first critical examination of the East Building, I. M. Pei's celebrated addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Distinguished contributors consider this iconic building from various historical vantage points, from the evolution of its design to its place in 20th-century museum architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Modernist Museum in Perspective
Subtitle of host publicationThe East Building, National Gallery of Art
EditorsAnthony Alofsin
Place of PublicationWashington [D.C.]
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in the History of Art
PublisherNational Gallery of Art


  • architecture
  • national gallery of art
  • washington
  • historical buildings


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