Meier, Richard (Alan)

Meier, Richard (Alan)
born Oct. 12, 1934, Newark, N.J., U.S.

U.S. architect.

Educated at Cornell University, Meier's early experience included work with the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and with Marcel Breuer. Early in his career he executed a series of spectacular private residences. These houses typically feature refinements of and variations on classic Modernist principles
pure geometry, open space, and an emphasis on light
and they often display a crisp whiteness that contrasts sharply with the natural setting; the Douglas House, Harbor Springs, Mich. (1973), is a dramatically sited example. Building upon the success of his residences, beginning in the mid 1970s Meier began to receive large public commissions. These structures are characterized by geometric clarity and order, which is often punctuated by curving ramps and railings, and by a contrast between the light-filled, transparent surfaces of public spaces and the solid white surfaces of interior, private spaces. His Getty Center in Los Angeles (1984–97), with its terraced gardens, is a resplendent acropolis in travertine stone. Meier received the 1984 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Meier, Richard (Alan) — (n. 12 oct. 1934, Newark, N.J., EE.UU.). Arquitecto estadounidense formado en la Universidad de Cornell. En los inicios de su carrera, trabajó con la empresa de Skidmore, Owings & Merrill y con Marcel Breuer. Pronto construiría una serie de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Richard Alan Meier — Richard Meier (2007) Richard Meier (* 12. Oktober 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, mit vollem Namen Peter Richard Alan Meier) ist ein US amerikanischer Architekt und Pritzker Preis Träger. Inhaltsverz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Meier, Richard — ▪ American architect in full  Richard Alan Meier  born Oct. 12, 1934, Newark, N.J., U.S.       American architect noted for his refinements of and variations on classic Modernist principles: pure geometry, open space, and an emphasis on light.… …   Universalium

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  • Meier — (Richard Alan) (né en 1934) architecte américain …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Richard — (as used in expressions) Allen, Richard Arkwright, Sir Richard Attlee, Clement (Richard), 1 conde Attlee de Walthamstow Avedon, Richard Ballinger, Richard A(chilles) Barton, Sir Derek H(arold) R(ichard) Bentley, Richard Bonington, Richard Parkes… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Richard Meier (Architekt) — Richard Meier (2007) Richard Meier (* 12. Oktober 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, mit vollem Namen Peter Richard Alan Meier) ist ein US amerikanischer Architekt und Pritzker Preis Träger. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Meier — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Meier. Richard Meier Richard Meier à New York en 2009 …   Wikipédia en Français


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