As an architect who is well-educated with modern and contemporary art theories, Tang Keyang has collected a lot of information about Chinese and foreign art museums. In this book, Tang has made penetrating analyses on the art museums—this special kind of cultural entity. It can be considered as an introduction to the contemporary museum architectures. It’s not a gross generalization of the architectural work itself, or an attempt to define art museum. On the contrary, this book takes the art museum as a cultural entity, from which it brings forward 10 relevant topics to discuss its unique implications in contents of contemporary China, art history, modern urban civilization and the comparison of Chinese and western cultures. Through the interactive relationship between the architecture of art museum and urban civilization, this book penetrates into the core of the modern art history—the connection between individual creation and public life, the interaction between art and nature, and the interweaving between time and space. This book will provide a useful reference for the planning, construction, and operation of art museums.