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Meier, Richard 1934-

Works: 428 works in 945 publications in 8 languages and 13,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Designs and plans  Interviews  Educational films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Redactor, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Architect
Classifications: NA737.M44, 720.92
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Most widely held works by Richard Meier
Building the Getty by Richard Meier ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of America's most eminent architects tells us what it was like to undertake the architectural commission of the century: the building of the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Writing with wit and passion and in engrossing detail, Richard Meier takes us behind the scenes of the thirteen-year-long, one-billion-dollar project. Meier tells us how he was selected from more than thirty architects, after a lengthy and involved series of interviews, to design the cultural campus on the spectacular 110-acre site overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The Getty was a new cultural institution, and Meier worked with the program directors to design the buildings that would serve them best. In the beginning, neither he nor the Getty had any idea of the complications in store for them. The sheer scale and complexity of the project, and the number of people involved in every decision, continued to mean constant revisions. As construction moved ahead, Meier lived on the site, yet commuted to his New York office to manage ongoing European projects, while in his new office in Los Angeles, the population of architects handling the Getty grew to more than a hundred. Although the Center's design had been agreed on, much negotiation lay ahead before questions of material, color, and landscaping were at last settled. Finally, in 1996, almost half of the Center was ready to be occupied, and Meier could see that the work - carried out by the many architects, engineers, technicians, craftsmen, and builders for twelve years - was well on its way to being completed
Richard Meier by Richard Meier ( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Meier, Architect: Volume 5 comprehensively documents Meier's work since 2004. This extensively illustrated presentation vividly conveys the purity and power of Meier's vision. Thirty residential, commercial, and civic projects are featured, including the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, the Burda Collection Museum and Arp Museum in Germany, San Jose City Hall, the Broad Art Center at UCLA, apartment towers in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and master plans for Newark, New Jersey, and Manhattan's East Side. Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and began his career in the early 1960s designing private residential projects whose elegant modernist style and white facades have become icons of modern architecture. Since that time, his international practice has included museums, courthouses, city halls, corporate headquarters, educational facilities, and public housing, in addition to private houses. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects
Richard Meier by Philip Jodidio ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From his early days as one of the "New York Five," Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture; this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version is published in the occasion of the firm's 50th anniversary. With the Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the Jubilee Church in Rome, Meier has established a reputation for expanded the horizons of contemporary American architecture while maintaining his rigorously rational approach to design and detailing. Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of white, Meier is a master of light, space, and volume, able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations. The entire span of Meier's career is included in this exceptional volume, newly updated for this edition and created in close collaboration with the architect, and the eminent graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meier's work in unprecedented size and brilliance, and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Richard Meier by Michael Brawne ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts is one of Richard Meier's major buildings of the 1980s. This book looks at this building which is based on Le Corbusier's Purist syntax and sets out from two existing geometries found on the site
Richard Meier : details by Werner Blaser ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betr. S. 116-127: Euregio Büro- und Geschäftsgebäude Basel
Hariri & Hariri : essays by Kenneth Frampton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since starting their practice in 1986, Iranian-born, American-educated sisters Gisue and Mojgan Hariri have earned widespread praise for their ambitious body of work. Their up-to-the-minute recasting of classical modernist principles has made them a source of continuing inspiration to design students and professionals alike. The projects presented in Hariri & Hariri: Houses all demonstrate the rare ability of the Hariris to combine modernist rigor with what New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger has identified as an "understanding of the patterns of everyday life.""--BOOK JACKET
Recent American synagogue architecture by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man transforms : an international exhibition on aspects of design for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's, National Museum of Design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum by Hans Hollein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ackerberg House & addition : Richard Meier by Richard Meier ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stamberg Aferiat ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American dream : the houses at Sagaponac : modern living in the Hamptons by Coco Brown ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grotta House by Richard Meier by Richard Meier ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The best architects are often defined by a singular residential commission - for example, Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright or the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. In Richard Meier's case, the Grotta House is the culmination of the styles and techniques that can be found in the best of his work. Designed and constructed in the second half of the 1980s, the house also exhibits the Grottas exceptional collection of crafts and furniture." "This book, which includes a very candid interview with the Grottas as well as detailed photography and text commenting on every facet of the residence, is essential reading for the modern architect or anyone who aspires to commission a house."--BOOK JACKET
Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1929-31 by Le Corbusier ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Meier : the Getty Center by Antonia Mulas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On architecture : lecture by Richard Meier ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artful architecture the Getty Center and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first segment, Jeffrey Kaye discusses the design of the Getty Center in Los Angeles with architect Richard Meier, architecture critic Leon Whiteson, and art critic Christopher Knight. In the second segment, Elizabeth Farnsworth interviews architect Frank Gehry about his design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Richard Meier by Claudia Conforti ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John Soane an English architect, an American legacy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"All great art engages in a dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film shows in its examination of the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius whose influence on a generation of America's foremost architects is profound...This film investigates both the influence of antiquity on Soane, following in his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways his stripped-down classical style helped guide the American architects out of the strictures of Modernism." -- Container
Museum Frieder Burda : architekt/architect, Richard Meier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der New Yorker Architekt Richard Meier (*1934 in Newark, New Jersey) errichtete für die Sammlung Frieder Burda ein helles Haus an der Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden, unmittelbar neben der Staatlichen Kunsthalle und mit dieser durch eine gläserne Brücke verbunden. Der Architekt, der bereits mit dem Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, dem Getty Center in Los Angeles und dem Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Barcelona hervortrat, bezeichnet dieses Museumsgebäude als >>Juwel im Park<<. In der Art einer kalifornischen Villa besticht der Bau für die hochrangige Privatsammlung durch seine klare Struktur, Transparenz und Offenheit; auch die Anbindung an die benachbarte Kunsthalle in ihrem zurückhaltenden Neoklassizismus wurde mit Eleganz gelöst. Die vorliegende überarbeitete Neuausgabe stellt das Museum mit einer Vielzahl von Skizzen, Plänen und neuen Fotografien sowie mit Beiträgen von Kunsthistorikern und Architekturkritikern zu Bau, Funktion und Standort vor
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Alternative Names
Meier, Peter Richard Alan 1934-
Meier, R. (Richard), 1934-
Meier, Richard
Meier, Richard Alan
Richard Meier
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English (237)
Italian (20)
German (18)
French (9)
Spanish (7)
Multiple languages (5)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (1)