This exhibition was on display from October 01, 2009 to October 12, 2009.
There were 10 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 2 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.
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“Meier 75,” includes drawings and models for three major projects—the Smith House in Darien, Conn.; the Getty Center; and the Jubilee Church, in a suburb of Rome—as well as three collage works by the architect Richard Meier. During a career spanning more than 50 years, Meier has placed his unique stamp on every type of architectural project, including private residences and housing complexes, corporate headquarters and commercial buildings, universities, seminaries, churches and museums. Inspired by the ideas and works of Le Corbusier and other early modernist architects, Meier sees a distinction between architecture and nature, viewing buildings as vessels through which one experiences the natural world. A highlight of the installation are two architectural drawings of the Getty Center, both of which are in the museum’s Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design Department. A model of the Getty Center accompanies the drawings. The installation includes the collage works “Libertas” (1998), “Max haus” (1998) and “Art” (1987), which offers a unique view into Meier’s architectural working process.