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Making architecture : the Getty Center

Author: Harold Marvin Williams
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Trust, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print bookView all editions and formats
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The spectacular new Getty Center in Los Angeles boasts commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, the city of Los Angeles, and the Santa Monica Mountains. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier, the complex manifests Meier's aim to "search out a precise and exquisitely reciprocal relationship between built architecture and natural topography." This book documents the making of that architecture.
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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
Designs and plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Marvin Williams
ISBN: 0892364637 9780892364633
OCLC Number: 1031622091
Description: 165 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 26 cm.
Contents: The clash of symbols / Ada Louise Huxtable --
A concert of wills / Stephen D. Rountree --
A vision for permanence / Richard Meier.
Responsibility: Harold M. Williams ... [and others].

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The spectacular new Getty Center in Los Angeles boasts commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, the city of Los Angeles, and the Santa Monica Mountains. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier, the complex manifests Meier's aim to "search out a precise and exquisitely reciprocal relationship between built architecture and natural topography." This book documents the making of that architecture.

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