Interior Environment Annotations

Newhouse, Victoria. Towards a New Museum. New York: Monacelli, 1998. Print. Victoria Newhouse, published architectural historian and author of Towards A New Museum along with other works, has focused on examining spaces as they relate to audience, service they provide, and effectiveness among other things. Towards A New Museum particularly helps museum goers understand why the environment of an art museum is set up the way it is and how that affects not only them, but the museum’s success in its entirety. Newhouse’s perspective was extremely valuable as I entered a space that presents art freely to the public and how I analyzed the way the art was presented to me. Krauel, Jacobo. New Concepts in Museum Architecture. N.p.: n.p., n.d. New Concepts In Museums Architecture tackles the architecture of museums all around the world by photographer Jacobo Krauel. Throughout there are sketches, photographs, and small commentaries displaying the most avant-garde to modern minimalist. This seems important to analyze as each space is designed with specific purpose, but you have to analyze any and all details to understand the environment and why it functions as whichever museum. It is a helpful comparison for the small Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in which you find minute similarities in an urban revival...
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