Superstructure : The Making of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
In 2018 the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary. Opened in 1978, The Sainsbury Centre forms part of one of the last, great phases of modernism, combining structural integrity and precision engineering with a radical approach to the integration of services.
This hardcover accompanies Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990, a major exhibition that will situate the Sainsbury Centre within its historical context and will explore architecture's fascination with new technology, lightweight structures, building techniques and engineering solutions that emerged in the post-war decades, eventually redefining the spaces of culture, work, travel and living. Contents of the book include essays by Jane Pavitt and Abraham Thomas, curators of the show, and an interview to Sir Norman Foster conducted by Jonathan Glancey. An extensive photo essay will feature a range of unpublished photographs of the building under construction.
- Authors: Jane Pavitt and Abraham Thomas
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Date published: March 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0946009732
- Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 27 cm