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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

the getty - LA

My first international post from lovely LA:

The Getty Center is on top of an LA Hill looking down on the massive 405 Highway and the rich houses of Bel Air. This building just screamed the money and donations that American's contribute to the arts here and this building has the best of everything and the nicest tram leading up to the gallery I have ever seen.

Although the Getty Center by Richard Meier is an style an amazing piece of Modernist architecture has some classic modernist moves. From the eaves "that represent what the building purpose is", to the geometric use of squares and light coloured materials.

This is a really awe inspiring building and the although the museum's contents have absolutely nothing to do with Modernism it is still an amazing example when people have too much money and too time but do something great with it.

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