The Sixth Surface

The Sixth Surface creates a dialogue on the expanded Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Topo\graphis Press introduces a new book, The Sixth Surface: Steven Holl Lights the Nelson-Atkins Museum, which illuminates the connection between the Nelson-Atkins’ original neoclassical building and Steven Holl’s contemporary structure.

Just as the museum offers multiple points of entry for visitors, the book offers multiple interpretations of the combined structures.

The Sixth Surface features a collection of poems, essays and artworks that helps translate the expanded Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The Sixth Surface is named for the innermost surface of the innermost panel of glass that constitutes Steven Holl’s structure. The book, like the museum, creates perspective, generates dialogue and both elevates and grounds the expanded Nelson-Atkins for its visitors.

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