Rijksmuseum: The Building, The Collection And The Outdoor Gallery by Patrick SpijkermanRijksmuseum: The Building, The Collection And The Outdoor Gallery by Patrick Spijkerman

Rijksmuseum: The Building, The Collection And The Outdoor Gallery

EditorPatrick Spijkerman, Cees W. De Jong

Hardcover | October 15, 2015

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Few art collections in the world can rival that of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Built in 1885, the iconic museum holds more than a million works, with a particular focus on Dutch masters—its collection of works by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt are unparalleled.

The museum recently reopened after a ten-year renovation that cost more than $400 million, and the result is stunning: never before has the Rijksmuseum’s collection been displayed so well. This book offers a lavishly illustrated chronicle of both the collection and the building that houses it. Though nothing can replace an actual trip to the Rijksmuseum—as the more than two million annual visitors can attest—this book comes as close as possible, taking art lovers on a virtual tour of the greatest masterworks of Western art in a building that is brilliantly designed to show them at their best. 
Cees W. de Jong and Patrick Spijkerman are the authors or editors of a number of books on architecture.
Title:Rijksmuseum: The Building, The Collection And The Outdoor GalleryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 10.67 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:908964900X

ISBN - 13:9789089649003

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Table of Contents

Restored to future glory
Wim Pijbes, General Director of the Rijksmuseum
Consummate experience
Frits van Dongen, Chief Government Buildings Architect
The building, continue with Cuypers
Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos

New museum in the Rijksmuseum
Patrick Spijkerman
The collection
Cees W. de Jong
The green outdoor gallery
Patrick Spijkerman
Floor plans & features
Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos
Secular cathedral
Wies van Leeuwen
Ornaments restored to former glory
Patrick Spijkerman
Georg Sturm rediscovered
Patrick Spijkerman
Cultural heritage
Anne van Grevenstei

Editorial Reviews

"For those who have never had the opportunity to visit the museum, or for anyone who wants to enrich their visiting experience, Rijksmuseum: The Building, the Collection and the Outdoor Gallery is a must. . . . Experts explain different aspects of the renovation, providing an in-depth look at the building and its history.”