The first English edition of the inspirational 'art and museum classic' gives insight into questions of museum policy, art in society, art criticism, the role of the artist, architecture, etc.
For the Dutch version, see Willem Sandberg, Portret van een kunstenaar
Sandberg had distinct ideas about heading up a museum for modern and contemporary art, about the importance of art, about dealing with artists and about his work as typographic designer, but also about social responsibility and community.
This book is based on interviews with Sandberg (from 1971 and 1981) and offers first-hand insight into questions such as: what does the task of museum director entail; how does art criticism work; what is the essence of being an artist; what does the ideal museum architecture look like; and what is the role of art and the museum in society? | more
In addition, a striking picture is drawn of the period with fascinating stories about artists such as Piet Mondrian, Picasso and Alexander Calder, and architects such as Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Sandberg’s cosmopolitan spirit and his many foreign contacts made him into an internationally renowned pivotal figure in culture. | more