The Stedelijk Museum of modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam holds almost 90,000 objects, collected since 1874, inside a big, beautiful building. This book is about that building. Designed and by Benthem Crouwel Architekten and reopened in 2012, it’s now known as “the bathtub.” The writer of this description has never visited, and thus isn’t quite sure why.
This book is a beautiful documentation of the renovation, with photographs by photographer Iwan Baan, floor plans, cross sections and details of the new structure. It also features a history of the museum from its first opening in 1895, as well as an interview with architect Mels Crouwel.