Author(s): Richard Meier; Kenneth Frampton
The seventh volume in Rizzoli's best-selling series on the work of Richard Meier, one of America's most important and acclaimed architects.
This comprehensive volume documents Meier's work since 2011, featuring thirty residential, commercial, and civic projects in a variety of locales, including Manhattan, Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo, among others. Extensively illustrated and was designed by the late renowned graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, it vividly conveys the purity and power of Meier's unique and celebrated vision.
The development and significance of Meier's work is discussed in an authoritative introduction by the architectural historian Kenneth Frampton. The architect himself contributes a preface that offers firsthand insight into his thought processes and working methods. A biographical chronology and selected bibliography complete this exhaustive and lavish monograph on a modern American master.
Richard Meier began his career in the early 1960s designing private residential projects whose elegant modernist style and white facades have become icons of modern architecture. Since that time, his international practice has included museums, courthouses, city halls and corporate headquarters, and has received numerous awards, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. Kenneth Frampton is the author of numerous volumes, essays, and articles of architectural criticism and theory. Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized and award-winning architect and educator.