Het gedroomde museum: Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Jet Overeem, Doede Hardeman, Jan de Bruijn
Nai010 Uitgevers, 2021
Long before museum architecture was popular as a tourist attraction, architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage and museum director Hendrik Enno van Gelder dreamed of a high-profile museum building. A building where visitors would feel at home, and where the art would come into its own. In 1935 this dream became reality with the opening of a new museum for modern and applied art in The Hague. Although Berlage died in 1934 and therefore did not witness its completion, he and Van Gelder created an example for many museums that emerged later. This richly illustrated book takes the original ideas of the architect and director as a starting point and shows how they play an important role in the experience of Kunstmuseum Den Haag to this day. More than 150 photos and a wealth of historical material depict the building in detail. Also the areas that normally remain closed to the public. This book thus provides a unique picture of a museum that has been loved by visitors, artists and architects from all over the world since its opening. IN DUTCH!