RICHARD MEIER MODEL MUSEUM OPEN AT MANA CONTEMPORARY
RICHARD MEIER MODEL MUSEUM OPEN AT MANA CONTEMPORARY
The Richard Meier Model Museum has been designed and curated by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, and it includes a large model exhibition area, a sculpture exhibition area, an archive and a library that is open to students and scholars.
The space occupies 15.000 square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960’s to the present sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1.000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library. Most prominent in the museum are large scale presentation models and study models of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, an institution widely regarded as Mr. Meier’s most ambitious project and one that required fifteen years to complete.
Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the space include the Smith House, the Neugebauer Residence and the High Museum of Art. Other projects on view are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany. In addition, some unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Visitors to the space will have an oppurtunity to study Richard Meier & Partners Architects complex design process seeing prominent buildings and projects from the Firms entire work history. Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.
Tours of the gallery are by appointment only and the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Appointments can be made through Richard Meier & Partners Architects: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richar Meier Model Museum's all the photographs had quoted from archdaily web page.
‘’ When I am asking what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible. ‘’
‘’ White is the most wonderful color because within it you can see all the colors of the rainbow. The whiteness of white is never just white; it is almost always transformed by light and that which is changing; the sky, the clouds, the sun and the moon. ‘’
‘’ Openness and clarity are characteristics that represent American architecture at its best, and they are the principles which I hope to bring to every design endeavor. ‘’
‘’ I believe that architecture has the power to inspire, to elevate the spirit, to feed both the mind and the body. It is for me the most public of the arts. ‘’
‘’ A Meier building is a sensuous experience before it is anything else. It is an exploration of solid and void and light and texture, and an essay on composition. Every Richard Meier building is visually compelling… they are deeply beautiful. ‘’
Richard Meier is well known and respected around the world for his architecture and designs. He has been awarded major commissions in the United States and Europe including courthouses, city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, housing and private residence. Some of his best-known projects include The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany, the Canal Plus Television Headquarters in Paris, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, and the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana.
Recognized with the highest honors available in architecture, in 1997 he received the AIA Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects as well as the Premium Imperiale from the Japanese Government, in recognation of a lifetime achievement in the arts. In 1995, he was elected Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Deutscher Architekture Preis in 1993 and in 1992 the French Government awarded him with the horor of Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1989, the Royal Institute of British Architects, of which he is Fellow, awarded him the Royal Gold Medal.
In 1984, Mr. Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, considered the field’s highest honor. He was the youngest recipient of his award in the history of the prize. In the same year, Mr Meier was selected architect for the prestigious commission to design the 1 bilion dollars Gety Center in Los Angeles, California.
Since receiving his architectural education at Cornell University, he has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Naples, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The New School for Social Research, Pratt Institute and the University of Bucharest.
Mr. Meier has given numerous lectures throughout the world and participated in many juries. He has written and been the subject of many books and monographs and innumerable newspaper and magazine articles. In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the American Academy in Rome, he is also a Fellow of the French and Belgian Academies d’Architecture, and a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten and the American Academy of Arts & Letters, from which he received the Brunner Prize for Architecture in 1976.
Mr. Meier has taught at Cooper Union, Princeton University, Pratt Institute, Harvard University, yale University and UCLA. He currently holds the Frank T. Rhodes Class of 1956 University Professorship at Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received a Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter in 1980 and the Gold Medal from the Los Angeles Chapter in 1998. His numerous design awards include 29 National AIA Honor Awards and 53 Regional AIA Design Awards. Portrait Luca Vignelli