The twenty-first century has seen a boom in museumconstruction, both in new buildings and renovations oradditions to existing ones. Nearly thirty museums are givenclose inspection in this generously illustrated volume. Eachentry includes a discussion of the building s cultural andgeographic environment, complemented by color photographs,sketches, and architectural plans. The book encompassesfour continents and highlights, among others, the designs ofFrank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid, MarioBotta, David Chipperfield, Tadao Ando, Yoshio Taniguchi, andDaniel Libeskind. In addition, the authors provide thoughtfulcommentary on the relationship between architecture and thefine arts and an assessment of museum functionality inmodern times.