Richard Meier: The Des Moines Art Center

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Everyone knows that in order to build something you will have to think about it first, Just putting sticks together won’t work well for creating a building or a skyscraper because the building will eventually collapse. Every building has its own unique design that makes it spectacular in its own way. Richard Meier was an American Architect he was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1934.He attended Columbia High school, and he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1957.He was identified as one of the New York Five which is a group of modernist architects which included Meier, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, and John Hejuk. Meier was noted for his refinements of various on classic Modern-ists principles …show more content…

The Des Moines art center is an museum with an ex-tensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and modern art. The museum was designed by three different architectures which were Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, And Richard Meier, The architect of the original museum wing was designed in a combination of art Nouveau and art Deco by Eliel Saarinen, The second wing was designed in a modernist style by I.M. Pei, and the third wing was designed by Richard Meier the wing was designed to allow an abundant amount of natural light. In it states “Meier uses light as a means to very successfully make the transition and the exterior seems to echo that interior light. Actually, the interior as well as the exterior light effects suggest a church-like emotive quality” This quote proves how natural light is the most fundamental element to most of his works, light can be used in a vigorous amount of ways it for example Meier believed the color white is always transformed because of light. Light also gives off a feeling of emotion they compared Richard Meier’s part of the museum to effects of a church like emotive showing how the use of light can give off the same warmth/loving feel-ing the Jubilee Church gives off. His obsessions with light lead him to develop traditional to har-vest light in different amount of

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