Let There Be Light

The work of celebrated American architect Richard Meier

As one of the most important contemporary architects, Richard Meier (b. 1934) is a key figure in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series. His brilliant career ranges from elegant family homes to dazzling institutional buildings like the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. This work gives an insight into the development of his œuvre starting with the early designs and culminating with his latest buildings, exploring his combination of precisely calculated proportions and high quality materials, resulting in exquisite structures and light flooded spaces.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
The author:
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
Meier (Basic Architecture Series)

Meier


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

  • Reviews
"This work gives an insight into the development of Meier's œuvre starting with the early designs and culminating with his latest buildings, exploring his combination of precisely calculated proportions and high quality materials, resulting in exquisite structures and light flooded spaces."
— www.moderndesigninterior.com, United States
  • See also
Richard Meier (Collector's Edition)
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$ 1,800

Limited edition of 100 copies worldwide, each numbered and signed by Richard Meier, coming with a silkscreen print on mould made paper
Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-2010, Art Edition (Collector's Edition)
Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-2010, Art Edition
Suisse binding with cover artwork in clamshell box, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 466 pages
$ 1,800

A special cover custom made by Shigeru Ban, with a hand-crafted mesh, inspired by the roof design of the new Centre Pompidou-Metz. Limited edition of 200 copies