Whenever I am asked what I would have been had I not become a lawyer, I always respond by saying architect. I love buildings and I still am in awe of those who create beautiful/unique ones.
Which is why I am enamored with the book, New Museums in China, by Clare Jacobson. This book is about museums, yes, but more than that it is about the buildings that make up the museums. Early on, the author states “[t]his is not a guidebook” and it isn’t. It is a photographic/architectural exploration (my words not the author’s) of China’s new museums and some of those museums are just flat out stunning.
Looking for a gorgeous coffee table type book for the China/building/museum aficionado in your life? I recommend New Museums in China.