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The Getty Center, Los Angeles
Richard Meier and Partners
Robert Irwin, central garden - Emmet L. Wemple and Associates and the Olin Partnership, landscaping - Thierry W. Despont, interior gallery design -
Photographs from Friday, August 26, 2005

Page One: September 11, 2005 - Introduction and Reference Material

Page Three: Architectural Detail

Page Four: Basic Right Angles

Page Five: Public Spaces

Page Six: Gardens, Water

Page Seven: Stairs and Walls
 
The view west, with glass wall… 

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

The view south, toward Brentwood – basic geometry (Piet Mondrian, without the color) -

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

The view east - Mies van der Rohe, eat your heart out! – (The tower in the smoggy distance is 9000 Sunset Boulevard, on the west end of the Sunset Strip.)

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

The view southeast – a bit of Bauhaus in the California sun - 

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

Looking down on Westwood through dark glass …  

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

The view north, the Sepulveda Pass (the 405 freeway leads on to the San Fernando Valley over the hill, and those pouring south end up at LAX or points south, all the way down to Tijuana, one presumes.)  Behind the geometry is a tram that takes visitors up from the parking garages by the freeway.

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

The Getty Center, Friday, August 26, 2005

 
 
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