Richard Meier Collection Visit

    Fri, Mar 13, 2009, 12pm

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    Join us for an exclusive tour of Richard Meier's architectural model studio in Long Island City. This raw exhibit space occupying 3600 square feet features work from the 1960s, including the first model for the Smith House (1965) in Connecticut, one of the early projects which established Meier's reputation, through the present. Most prominent in the studio are large scale presentation models and study models of the Getty Center (1984 - 1997), which was 13 years in the making and is widely regarded as Mr. Meier's most ambitious project. Other prominent models on display include the Hoffman House (1966) and the Royal Dutch Papermills Headquarters (1987). Also of interest to students and design enthusiasts are the selection of unbuilt projects such as a design for the Renault Headquarters in France (1981), Cornell University Undergraduate Student Housing (1974) and Twentieth Century Fox Commissary and Television News Studio (1990). The benches in the gallery were designed by Meier as part of an office furniture series for Stow Davis (1992). Sculptures from Meier's wall and floor series are on display as well. The sculptures, composed of discarded wooden elements of Getty models cast in stainless steel and reassembled, are named for Baroque churches in Southern Germany.

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