Art Tuesday - Richard Meier

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Tuesday, Jul 13 2010 by

Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934) is an American architect, whose rationalist buildings make prominent use of the color white.

Much of Meier’s work builds on the work of architects of the early to mid-20th century, especially that of Le Corbusier and, in particular, Le Corbusier’s early phase. Meier has built more using Corbusier’s ideas than anyone, including Le Corbusier himself. Meier expanded many ideas evident in Le Corbusier’s work, particularly the Villa Savoye and the Swiss Pavilion.

His work also reflects the influences of other designers such as Mies Van der Rohe and, in some instances, Frank Lloyd Wright and Luis Barragán (without the colour). White has been used in many architectural landmark buildings throughout history, including cathedrals and the white-washed villages of the Mediterranean region, in Spain, southern Italy and Greece.
In 1984, Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize.

'Smith House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Smith House' by Richard Meier

'Giovannitti House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Giovannitti House' by Richard Meier
'Saltzman House' by Richard Meier (Google Maps)
'Saltzman House' by Richard Meier

'Maidman House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Maidman House' by Richard Meier

'Weinstein House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Weinstein House' by Richard Meier

'Euregio Office Building' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Euregio Office Building' by Richard Meier
'Ara Pacis Museum' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Ara Pacis Museum' by Richard Meier

'Neugebauer House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Neugebauer House' by Richard Meier
'Hoffman House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Hoffman House' by Richard Meier

'Grotta House' by Richard Meier (Birds Eye)
'Grotta House' by Richard Meier

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