Antonia Mulas, Richard Meier. The Getty Center

The amazing new Getty Center in Los Angeles was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Meier, and built using actual blocks of Travertine from the riverbed of the Tiber in Italy. Discussing six separate buildings within the Center–the Lower Tram Station and Arrival Plaza, the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, the North and East Buildings, the J. Paul Getty Museum itself, the Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, and the Restaurant-Cafe–this book bears witness to Meier’s Herculean feat, the realization and reinvention of the ideal city of the Renaissance for the twenty-first century. Documented in full color by photographer Antonia Mulas, whose previous works have concentrated on both Graeco-Roman civilization and contemporary megalopolises on the other, Richard Meier: The Getty Center is a monument not only to the architect and the Center itself, but to the highest possibilities of architectural achievement.

Text: Mulas Antonia, Meier Richard. cm 30 x 30; pp. 88; 60 COL e 3 BW ills.; Publisher: Charta, Milano, 2000.

ISBN: 9788881582693| 8881582694
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The amazing new Getty Center in Los Angeles was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Meier, and built using actual blocks of Travertine from the riverbed of the Tiber in Italy. Discussing six separate buildings within the Center–the Lower Tram Station and Arrival Plaza, the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, the North and East Buildings, the J. Paul Getty Museum itself, the Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, and the Restaurant-Cafe–this book bears witness to Meier’s Herculean feat, the realization and reinvention of the ideal city of the Renaissance for the twenty-first century. Documented in full color by photographer Antonia Mulas, whose previous works have concentrated on both Graeco-Roman civilization and contemporary megalopolises on the other, Richard Meier: The Getty Center is a monument not only to the architect and the Center itself, but to the highest possibilities of architectural achievement.

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