The Biography of a Building


This 240 page hardback book details how the Sainsbury Centre came about, and how the building set Norman Foster on the road to international success. Rybczynski draws in all threads of the building’s history, starting with the genesis of the Sainsburys’ world class art collection, the selection of Foster the architect, the site, the design and construction, and the installation of the collection all enlivened with generous quotations from all the main players.

This richly perceptive narrative, which includes a Tribute to Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury by Norman Foster, will enthral anyone interested in art, architecture and the role of the museum in cultural life.


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