Meaning in Space: housing the visual arts, or, architecture for private collections

Leon van Schaik


Lyon Housemuseum, 2011


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In this, the first of a series of books on art and architecture to be published by the Lyon Housemuseum, Leon van Schaik examines the relationship between art and artefacts and the architectures which accommodate them.

Framing his analysis through three theatres of endeavour – Collect, Classify and Display – van Schaik takes the reader on an erudite and illuminating journey through many of the small private and public museums of the world. His account provides new and authoritative insights into why, how and what people collect and the critical role that architecture, space and placement play in the way collections are displayed and read.