Making Architecture: The Getty Center / Edition 1

Making Architecture: The Getty Center / Edition 1

by Harold M. Williams, Ada Louise Huxtable
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892364637

ISBN-13: 9780892364633

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Getty Publications


This volume completes the documentation of the planning, design, and construction of the Getty Center begun in The Getty Center (1991). 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…  See more details below

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This volume completes the documentation of the planning, design, and construction of the Getty Center begun in The Getty Center (1991). 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.

The book includes a series of essays that underscore the challenges faced by architect, contractor, and owner working collaboratively. A chronology identifies the key dates and events in the design and construction process. Extensively illustrated with photographs by several accomplished photographers, site drawings from Richard Meier and Partners, and Robert Irwin's drawings of the Central Gardens, the book presents readers with an insider's view of the making of the Getty Center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892364633
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
835,412
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Project Chronology10
The Clash of Symbols19
A Concert of Wills25
A Vision for Permanence33
Site Diagrams, Models, and Plans42
Construction70
The Getty Center: Spring, 199796
Project Credits164

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