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The Getty Center
The Getty Center
Design Process
Harold M. Williams, Bill Lacy, Stephen D. Rountree, and Richard Meier

J. Paul Getty Trust
144 pages, 10 x 10 inches
15 color and 65 b/w illustrations, 100 drawings
ISBN 978-0-89236-210-3
paper, Out of Print  1991


In October 1984, following an eighteen-month selection process, architect Richard Meier was chosen to design the Getty Center. This book summarizes the processes involved in selecting an architect and building site and discusses the creation of the overall architectural program. The architectural design development drawings by Richard Meier & Partners are the major focus of this book. Numerous photographs of the site and of the presentation models are included. The text provides an insider's view of history of the building project and the design process.

Richard Meier is the recipient of the 1984 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's most prestigious award, and is the designer of many building projects in the United States and Europe. The Getty Center, occupying a stunning 110-acre hilltop in west Los Angeles, is the permanent home for the various operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Grant Program.

This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.

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