Exhibition Design by David DernieExhibition Design by David Dernie

Exhibition Design

byDavid Dernie

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

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Today exhibitions have to compete in an increasingly sophisticated leisure market. Consequently, the way in which the contemporary exhibition is designed is changing fast; previously aloof cultural institutions are making use of technologies and techniques more commonly associated with film and retail. Exhibition-making is now synonymous with image-making, communication, and the creation of a powerful experience. Exhibition Design features examples of a wide variety of exhibitions from around the world, from major trade and commerce fairs to well-known fine-art institutions and small-scale artist-designed displays. The introduction gives an historical perspective on the development of exhibitions and museums, with particular focus on the developments of the twentieth century. The book is divided into two parts: Approaches and Techniques. Approaches is devoted to the conceptual themes of narrative space, performative space, and simulated experience. Techniques covers the practical concerns of display, lighting, color, sound, and graphics. To illustrate these themes the book features photographs, drawings, and diagrams of exhibitions from around the world, including the work of such internationally renowned architects and designers as Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Atelier Brückner, Casson Mann, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Imagination, METStudio, and Jean Nouvel.

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David Dernie is an architect, exhibition designer, and head of the Manchester School of Architecture in England.
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Title:Exhibition DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.6 × 9.7 × 0.9 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393732118

ISBN - 13:9780393732115

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A must-read. A visual pleasure that is also informative, the tome is packed with brilliant ideas about lighting and placement. — Santa Fean[A] handsome book that documents the latest trends and innovations in exhibition design. — Museum News[A] top pick for college-level art libraries serious about teaching the finer art of successful exhibition processes. — California Bookwatch[T]he must-have bible for understanding every detail imaginable when it comes to displaying artistic works — Jain Lemos (The Picture Professional: Quarterly Magazine of the American Society of Picture Professionals)