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Richard Alan Meier

(b. 1934)


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(1934– ).

American architect, he worked with Breuer and Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill before setting up on his own in NYC (1963). The most prolific of the New York Five, his persistent use of white in his buildings (e.g. the Saltzman House, East Hampton, NY (1967–9), and the beautifully sited Douglas House, Harbor Springs, MI (1971–3), led to the group's nickname ‘The Whites’. His public buildings attracted much attention, including the Atheneum, New Harmony, IN (1975–9); the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt-am-Main (1979–84); the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (1980–3); the City Hall and Central Library, The Hague, The Netherlands (1986–95); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona (1987–95); and the huge Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Los Angeles, CA (1984–97). The last, likened in complexity to the Villa Adriana, Tivoli, is one of the most ambitious of his projects. More recently he designed the Jubilee Church, Tor Tre Teste, in an inauspicious part of Rome (1996–2003).

Blaser (1996b);Cassara (1995);Kalman (1994);Flagge & Hamm (eds.) (1997);Frampton et al. (1975);F&Ry (1993–7, 1999);L. Green (ed.) (1999);Jodidio (1993, 1995, 1995b, 1996, 1997);Klotz (1988);Meier (1984);Meier et al. (1996);Pettena (ed.) (1981a)

Subjects: Architecture — Art.


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