Bridge to Understanding

Created to commemorate the opening of the new Asian Art Museum in the spring of 2003, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the museum and its collections. The book traces the history of both the museum and its new home, the former main public library in San Francisco's Civic Center; discusses architect Gae Aulenti's transformation of the dark, gloomy library into a bright, dynamic, modern museum; and leads the reader on a unique exploration of the galleries, featuring room-by-room discussions of some of the museum's most intriguing works, presented in high-quality, full-color, full-page reproductions.

Additional information:

  • Author: Thomas Christensen
  • Size: 9" x 12"
  • Pages: 224
  • Hardcover
  • Publication: 2003