Unlike most other books that relate to space syntax, this book makes the link between analytical concepts and the development of the design imagination a central theme.
Affirms the necessity of the museum as a physical space, in a digital age, that promotes seeing, walking, understanding and feeling and to become members of a community in a shared space
Suitable as a textbook for courses on museum design as well as those interested in space syntax and architecture.
Includes contributions from authors working in the disciplines of architecture, psychology, museum studies, history and the visual arts.
Analyses a wealth of examples and shows how the voices of architects, curators and exhibition designers enter in dialogue and invite visitors to make their own connections between physical, cognitive and affective space.
The book questions what kinds of visual attention characterizes museum experience, how the design of museum space can support them, and how the layout of museums facilitates movement and orientation so that visitors may devote their attention to displays.
Focuses upon the functions and aims of the design of space.
The book is particularly interesting to academics and students working in exhibition design and museum architecture as well as to exhibition designers, curators, and architects.