Published on the occasion of the exhibition Musée des Augustins in Toulouse, on permanent display.
At the invitation of the Toulouse art festival “Printemps de Septembre”, the Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo developed a new display for the collection of Romanesque art at the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse. This collection—the world’s largest collection of Romanesque sculpture—is unique for its coherence with its well-preserved ensembles of capitals. Pardo produced a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” that has instantly become an iconic feature in the city and has now been adopted as the permanent display. This book includes an introduction to the collection of Romanesque sculptures at the museum, an illustrated history of its ever-changing presentation since 1830, an extensive survey of Jorge Pardo’s specific works for museums as well as a brief history of remarkable exhibition designs for museum collections throughout the 20th century.
With an interview between Stephen Prina and Jorge Pardo.