The de Young in the 21st Century: A Museum by Herzog & de Meuron

Martin Filler, architecture critic for the New York Review of Books, wrote:

“The masterpiece of its designers Herzog & de Meuron, San Francisco’s new de Young is the finest work of museum architecture since Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao.”
--House & Garden

John King, architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote about this book:

“Worth a look for the smart way it uses the controversial remaking of the de Young Museum as a means to explore the complicated cultural tensions of contemporary San Francisco... first rate interviews with the architectural team and a well-told saga of the project’s architectural evolution by Diana Ketcham.”

Selected Works

On Architecture
The design process of architects Herzog and de Meuron for their award winning de Young Museum. “A fine book about design” --Robert Campbell, Boston Globe
On Historic Gardens
“A richly illustrated history of the garden as shaped and experienced by artists.” --New York Times Book Review
On Writers
Articles on Henry Roth, Tom Stoppard, M. F. K. Fisher, E. M. Forster, Jessica Mitford, Tom Wolfe, Thomas Jefferson, and others.
At Arion Press
Introductory essays to work by Leonard Michaels, Tom Stoppard, Brillat Savarin, and Edith Wharton.