From his early days as one of the "New York Five," Richard Meier
has been a central figure in contemporary architecture; this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version
is published in the occasion of the firm’s 50th anniversary. With the
Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the Jubilee Church in
Rome, Meier has established a reputation for expanded the horizons of contemporary American architecture
while maintaining his rigorously rational approach to design and
detailing. Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of
white, Meier is a master of light, space, and volume, able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations.
The entire span of Meier’s career is included in this
exceptional volume, newly updated for this edition and created in close
collaboration with the architect, and the eminent graphic designer
Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meier’s work in
unprecedented size and brilliance, and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza.
The editor and author:
(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!
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.