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Limited edition of 100 copies worldwide, clothbound in a clamshell box, each numbered and signed by Richard Meier. The artwork is a silkscreen print (20 x 30 cm / 8 x 12 inches) on mould made paper.

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The trademark of celebrated architect Richard Meier (born 1934) is his use of white structures. He began his career building numerous private homes, and then moved on to administrative buildings, museums and residential complexes notable for their complex groundplans and axial twists – features that have had a decisive influence on contemporary architecture. The Getty Center in Los Angeles, scheduled for completion in 1996, gave Meier the opportunity to tackle the most ambitious project of the decade.

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This limited edition monograph traces the development of Richard Meier, one of the foremost architects of our times, and affords a generous overview of his projects to date, including:

Smith House, Darien (CT), 1965-1967
Bronx Development Center, New York (NY), 1970-1977
Douglas House, Harbor Springs (MI), 1971-1973
The Atheneum, New Harmony (IN), 1975-1979
Hartford Seminary, Hartford (CT), 1978-1981
Museum for Decorative Ars, Frankfurt/ Main, 1979-1985
Giovanitti House, Pittsburgh (PA), 1979-1983
High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), 1980-1983
Des Moines Art Center Adddition, Des Moines (IA), 1982-1984
Ackerberg House, Malibu (CA), 1984-1986
Westchester House, Westchester County (NY), 1984-1986
Bridgeport Center, Bridgeport (CT), 1984-1989
Grotta House, Harding Township (NJ), 1985-1989
Madison Square Garden Site Redevelopment, New Yrok (NY), 1987
Royal Dutch Paper Mills Headquarters, Hilversum, 1987-1992
City Hall and Central Library, The Hague, 1986-1995
Weishaupt Forum, Schwendl, 1988-1992
Canal+ Headquarters, Paris, 1988-1992
Exhibition and Assembly Building, Ulm, 1986-1993
Daimler-Benz Research Center, Ulm, 1989-1993
National Library of France, Paris, 1989
Sextius-Mirabeau Master Plan, Aix-en-Provence, 1990
Hypolux Bank Building, Luxembourg, 1990-1993
Museum of Ethnology, Frankfurt/ Main, 1989
Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, 1987-1995
Swissair North American Headquarters, Melville (NY), 1990-1995
Getty Center, Los Angeles (CA), 1985-1997

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Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

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