Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts


By (author) Sir Norman Foster, By (author) Kenneth Powell

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  • Publisher: PRESTEL
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 216mm x 18mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 11 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Munich
  • ISBN 10: 3791344927
  • ISBN 13: 9783791344928
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 1,107,226

Product description

With the donation in 1973 of their extraordinary art collection to the University of East Anglia, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury sought to establish the Sainsbury Centre as an academic and social focus within the campus. They believed that the study of art should be an informal, pleasurable experience, one not bound by the traditional enclosure of object and viewer. As a result the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery. The original building brought a new level of refinement to the practice's early explorations into lightweight, flexible enclosures and set the scene for Norman Foster's international reputation.

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Author information

Norman Foster is the Founder and Chairman of Foster + Partners. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize In 1999 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2002; and in 2009 he became the twenty-ninth laureate of the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts. Kenneth Powell is a journalist and critic and the author of many books including Wembley Stadium: Venue of Legends(Prestel).