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ID: 700001994Record Type: Built Work
Getty Center (building complex; Richard Meier (American, born 1934); Richard Meier & Partner...; designed: 1984-1991, construct...)
Note: Complex of 12 buildings housing the Getty's collection of European and American art from the Middle Ages to the present. Design elements, gardens, and open spaces combine in the design by Richard Meier of the Getty Center to unite the parts of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Buildings contain the Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and meal facilities.
Getty Center (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
building complex [300000202] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Built Complexes and Districts (hierarchy name))
art center [300005138]
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, <social and civic buildings>, cultural centers (buildings))

architecture (preferred)
Modern art

Creation Date: designed: 1984-1991, constructed: 1991-1997

Creator Display:
Richard Meier (American, born 1934); Richard Meier & Partners (American, contemporary), for the J. Paul Getty Trust (American, founded 1953) [preferred,VP]
architect Meier, Richard (American architect, born 1934) [500031375]
architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP (American architectural firm, contemporary) [500115915]
patron J. Paul Getty Trust (American cultural and philanthropic organization, founded 1953) [500115987]
occupant Getty Research Institute (American research institute, part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, active from 1982) [500115990]
occupant Getty Conservation Institute (American conservation institute, part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, active from the 1980s) [500115991]
occupant J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (branch of the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, opened 1997) [500329598]
Los Angeles [7023900] Los Angeles county (county), California (state), United States (nation), North and Central America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: steel frame clad in white enamel, cleft-cut travertine, and glass
travertine [300011329]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock (inorganic material), sedimentary rock, <sedimentary rock by composition>, carbonate rock, limestone, <limestone by composition>, <limestone by composition: aggregate type>, sinter)
enamel (fused coating) [300014910]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by composition or origin>)
metal [300010900]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material)
glass (material) [300010797]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material)
steel frame construction [300015341]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process), construction (assembling), <construction technique by form or materials>)

Dimensions: 12-building complex; 139,354.56 square m of construction (1,500,000 square feet) on a 44.51 hectare site (110-acre)
General Subject:
architecture (preferred,isness )

Specific Subjects:
cultural center (institution) [300343609]
.....(Agents Facet, Organizations (hierarchy name), organizations (groups), institutions (organizations), <institutions by activity>) (AAT)

Related Works:
member of same set/group .... Getty Villa [700001995]
..........(art museum (building); Langdon and Wilson, in consultation with Norman Neuerburg and J. Paul Getty; renovation by Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti; constructed in the early 1970s; renovated in 1997)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Built Works
Sources and Contributors:
Getty Center........ [VP]
........ The Getty online (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... The Getty online (2000-) accessed 4 October 2012,
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