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As one of the most important contemporary architects, Richard Meier (b. 1934) is a key figure in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series. His brilliant career ranges from elegant family homes to dazzling institutional buildings like the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. This work gives an insight into the development of his œuvre starting with the early designs and culminating with his latest buildings, exploring his combination of precisely calculated proportions and high quality materials, resulting in exquisite structures and light flooded spaces.
About the Series: Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:
approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions
an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography, and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings
The author: Philip Jodidio 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, Richard Meier, 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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