Richard Meier, Architect - Volume 4 comprehensively documents Meier's work since the publication of the previous volume in 1999. This extensively illustrated presentation, designed by renowned graphic artist Massimo Vignelli, vividly conveys the purity and power of Meier's unique and celebrated vision. Twenty-seven residential, commercial, and civic projects in all are featured, including the two residential towers in New York overlooking the Hudson River; the Yale University History of Art and Arts Library in New Haven, Connecticut; and the Jubilee Church in Rome. The development and significance of Richard Meier's work is discussed in two essays by the distinguished architectural historians and critics Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert.
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his office in New York in 1963. Since that time, his international practice has included museums, courthouses, city halls, corporate headquarters, educational facilities, and public housing in addition to private houses. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. They live in New York.