Designed by richard meier and partners the getty center sits atop a stunning 110 acre hilltop in west los angeles and is the new home for the museum the five institutes and the grant program that make up the j paul getty trust. 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. Observations on the letter of monsieur mariette with opinions on architecture and a preface to a new treatise on the introduction and progress of the fine arts in europe in ancient times. The j paul getty museum seeks to inspire curiosity about and enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts by collecting conserving exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. I picked making architecture the getty center as the second best for the professionals or 1 for the general readers the paperback bound the first 95 pages cover texts and bw pictures of the intro chronology narrations design related drawings and plans
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