Richard Meier’s Getty center in LA is symphony of pale forms and surface texture which are brought to life by the the beautiful LA light and the immaculate condition in which the building in maintained.
In Andreas Papadakis and James Steele, Architecture of Today (Paris: Terrail, 1991) Meier is quoted as saying:
Architecture is the subject of my architecture…What I seek to do is pursue the plastic limits of modern architecture to include a notion of beauty moulded by light. My wish is to create a kind of spatial lyricism within the canon of pure form. In the design of my buildings, I am expanding and elaborating on what I consider to be the formal base of the Modern Movement…The great promise and richness of some of the formal tenets of Modernism have almost unlimited areas for investigation…I work with volume and surface, I manipulate forms in light, changes in scale and view, movement and stasis.