University of California Press, 2012, 120 pages, $40.
In recent decades, hundreds of new museums have sprung up in emerging art markets across the globe. In most of them, art remains confined to sterile, “white cube” galleries, while architecture and nature remain, quite literally, outside. A very different model, though, was pioneered more than 50 years ago by projects such as the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, which showed how art, architecture, and landscape could be brought together. In White Cube, Green Mazes: New Art Landscapes, Raymund Ryan, curator of the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art, advocates for this type of museum—a museum “liberated into fragments,” a multi-site, pavilion-based model he terms the “Green Maze.”