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Meier: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963-2008 Ill Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-3822836835
ISBN-10: 3822836834
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Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was editor-in-chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books on contemporary architecture, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Álvaro Siza.

About the Author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was editor-in-chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books on contemporary architecture, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Alvaro Siza.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Ill edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822836834
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822836835
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 17.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,511,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harry Davidson on July 6, 2008
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Richard Meier is one of the greatest contemporary architects in the World. His architecture based on human scale, gold proportions and organic design. His Getty Center still is the Worlds most beautifully designed complex, organically integrated to the natural landscape. The complex is so dynamic that walking through the complex opening hundreds of different points of view, fantastic perspectives. Same way designed all Richard Meier publications, all of them very well proportioned (basically squared) with beautiful layout of the pages; each page could represent individual art work.
However this particular publication is gigantic in size: 17.8" x 13.5" x 2.6". This book is extremely heavy and is not fitting any bookcase cells. This is more like architectural poster book. Unfortunately the human eyes can not oversee the poster size photographs from the reading distance. I wish this book could be published in more Human Scale, as all previous Richard Meier's publications. Book pages have been beautifully designed and have excellent composition of photographs and drawings. The photographs are very sharp, beautifully laid out on the pages and in focus despite of large format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Muhanad Ajinah on October 25, 2008
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I have always wanted to find architectural books of this quality. This book deserves a Nobel Prize in the "could not be any better" category. It is definitely one of, if not
THE best example of an architectural book that illustrates the complete works of an architect with excellent presentation and superb quality of sketches, images, and architectural drawings on a large scale and size of paper. This book is ultimately a must-buy book and an asset to every architect.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Deason on June 16, 2008
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This really is the definative book on the singular Richard Meier. The images are vivid and the text is well researched and respectful to his work. Meier's signature is, of course, the crisp, white, modern, with lots of glass and steel and this book shows these structures at their most advantageous. If you have any interest in Meier, or just appreciate fine books on breathtaking subjects, then I can't imagine you being disappointed.
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