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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1971-1977 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorPiano, Renzoen_US
dc.creatorRogers, Richarden_US
dc.date1971-1977en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T16:01:54Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T16:01:54Z
dc.date.issued1971-1977en_US
dc.identifier214972en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 214en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122320
dc.descriptionWest elevation, general side view, from southwest, depicting stepped rise of escalator; The museum now holds one of the finest collections of 20th-century art in the world. The centre also functions as a showcase for all the creative arts, and there is an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions. The building is ostentatiously modern, particularly in contrast to the historic buildings which surround it. Built between 1971 and 1977 to the designs of Renzo Piano (1937-) and Richard Rogers (1933- ), the service ducts and escalators are placed on the exterior of the building and brightly colour-coded to reveal their functions; thus the interior is singularly adaptable, having no fixed internal walls. The building is now a major tourist attraction, visited by more people than the Eiffel Tower. However, it has been criticized as unsuitable for displaying paintings and, more damagingly, for the durability of the exterior which has weathered badly. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 11/4/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleCentre Georges Pompidouen_US
dc.title.alternativeCentre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidouen_US
dc.title.alternativeBeaubourg Centreen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-RP-CG-B2en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayRenzo Piano (Italian architect, born 1937); Richard Rogers (British architect, born 1933)en_US


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