Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

Published by Prestel, Munich 1999 (first edition) and 2005 (second edition)


The Art Centre Basel is pleased to present the accompanying catalogue for our exhibition ‘New Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings‘. This catalogue presents a cross-section of the most significant, expressive and high-quality museum structures and projects that have been designed and built within the last 10 years of the 20th century.

Contemporary museum buildings are often a seismograph of architectural culture. This book introduces 25 museum buildings – designed, still under construction or completed within the last decade, by internationally renowned architects.

“A roundup of terrific, confident buildings” (The Times Literary Supplement)


Editors: Prof. Dr. Ing. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Prof. Angeli Sachs


Introductory essays: Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Stanislaus von Moos


Contributing authors: Friedrich Achleitner, Colin Amery, John M. Armleder, Rita Capezzuto, Luis Fernández-Galiano, Kurt W. Forster, Kenneth Frampton, Katharina Fritsch, Masao Furuyama, Paul Goldberger, Ruth Hanisch, Herman Kerkdijk, Juan José Lahuerta, Benedikt Loderer, Jacques Lucan, Gerhard Merz, Michael Mönninger, Luca Molinari, John V. Mutlow, Joan Ockman, Kenneth Powell, Sebastian Redecke, Thomas F. Reese and Carol McMichael Reese, Angeli Sachs, Franz Schulze, Ulrich Maximilian Schumann, Wolfgang Sonne, Deyan Sudjic


English edition: ISBN 3-7913-2219-2 1999, 224 pages with 176 colour and 220 b/w illustraions, hardcover 24 x 30,5 cm

German edition: ISBN 3-7913-2183-8 1999

Portuguese edition: ISBN 3-7913-2353-9 2000

Italian edition: ISBN 3-7913-2352-0 2003

Japanese edition: ISBN 4-88706-239-7 2005

Korean edition: ISBN 89-356-5790-4 2005

Chinese edition: ISBN 978-7-5381-4774-