Making Architecture: The Getty Center (The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1997) documents the design and construction of Richard Meier’s renowned building. Contributions by Richard Meier, Ada Louise Huxtable, Stephen D. Rountree, and Harold M. Williams.
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. Meier, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, and key Getty administrators reflect on the construction effort and on the meaning of the Center complex itself. Images from several photographers capture the many facets of the Getty campus during construction and as completed, while Robert Irwin’s drawings illustrate his vision for the Center’s Central garden. Making Architecture, then, serves as both a record of the building process and a visual commentary on the drama of architecture.
– Making Architecture: The Getty Center (The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1997), book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in excellent condition. The pages are clean without any markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers look as good as new with practically no shelf wear or signs of use.