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The Getty Center By Michael Brawne

The Getty Center
by Michael Brawne

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A detailed survey on the Getty Center, illustrated with photographs and drawings.
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The Getty Center Summary


The Getty Center: Richard Meier & Partners by Michael Brawne

The Getty Center opened in 1997 to great critical acclaim. Located in the Brentwood Hills above Los Angeles with spectacular panoramic views of the city and the ocean below, the Center comprises the J Paul Getty Museum, five separate arts and humanities institutions, and landscaped gardens and terraces on a 110-acre site. The complex represents a unique order of civic achievement and an intense collaboration between architect and design teams, clients and programme co-ordinators. Richard Meier has created a cultural acropolis for the twenty-first century, striking a delicate balance between humanist, classical organization and organic forms. This double-issue 'Architecture in Detail' volume, rich in new commissioned photography, provides a fascinating visual account of this inspiring cultural complex. Launched in 1991, the 'Architecture in Detail' series attracted immediate acclaim and now comprises more than 60 titles. These books are highly collectable documents, each focusing in depth on a celebrated building. The series covers all sides of the vast spectrum of architecture from the past, present and future; the individual buildings are selected for their exceptional character, innovative design or technical virtuosity. Each volume contains a definitive text by a respected author; a sequence of colour and black-and-white photographs; a series of technical drawings; and a set of essential working details. These titles are vital to every architectural library, appealing to the professional and student alike, or indeed anyone with an appreciation of buildings.

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The Getty Center Reviews


'Phaidon's Architecture in Detail series is an exemplary publishing effort, each attractive square-format volume offering thorough sets of drawings, fine photography and brief but intelligent texts.' (Interior Design)

'This series from Phaidon is proving to be a visually indulgent, useful addition to the field of architectural publishing.' (The Art Book)

'As always, Phaidon's Architecture in Detail series is a treat with lavish new colour pictures and excellent plans.' (RIBA Journal)

'The Architecture in Detail series is without question one of the most beautifully illustrated and well-documented collections of monographs on individual buildings produced anywhere in the world. These beautifully produced books combine historical and contemporary photographs, drawings and texts by sensitive critics.' (AIA Jury)

About Michael Brawne


Professor Michael Brawne is an internationally acknowledged expert on Museum Design. He has recently retired as head of the Bath University School of Architecture. He continues in private practice in Bath.

Table of Contents


Introductory essay; enlarged colour photographs section; enlarged drawings section; chronology and statistics of the building.

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GOR004244502
The Getty Center: Richard Meier & Partners by Michael Brawne
Michael Brawne
Architecture in Detail
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Phaidon Press Ltd
1998-10-01
120
0714837997
9780714837994
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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