Rijksmuseum

The Building, the Collection and the Outdoor Gallery

Edited by Cees W. de Jong and Patrick Spijkerman

Rijksmuseum
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Edited by Cees W. de Jong and Patrick Spijkerman

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

96 pages | 110 color plates, 15 halftones | 8 1/4 x 10 2/3 | © 2015
Cloth $24.99 ISBN: 9789089649003 Published October 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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. 
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
Review Quotes
DUTCH the magazine
"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.”
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