Monday, November 19, 2007

HELLO! What about Richard Meier?!?

Well, with all of the ruckus about Gwyneth in the November issue of House and Garden, the quick article about Richard Meier, one of the greatest living architects EVER, sort of got lost in the shuffle.

I found it extremely interesting to find that he, like many of us, has a penchant for collecting. One would think he would live in the classically pristine interiors that he creates for clients. And to some degree that is true. But when it comes to books, he seems undone. I admire that in a person.

I was wondering if he told a friend once that he likes Matisse, and that friend bought him a book about Matisse. That friend told another, and pretty soon, he has a collection of every art book ever written about Matisse, Picasso, etc. Kind of like when you mention to someone that you like owls, so that's what you get every Christmas now from everyone you know.

I do love how his stacks have become like sculptures. They look like the guests in his Living Room. And I suppose they are.

All photos, House and Garden, November 2007, photography by Oberto Gili


The Peak of Chic said...

That's so funny b/c I noticed the same thing!!

katiedid said...

Hi Jennifer!
There were alot of great articles in that issue, as always. I figured Richard needed a little shout out! :)

Style Court said...

Yeah, I was intrigued by the layers of books too. The two new books out on his residential work are great, BTW.

katiedid said...

Hi Courtney!
Thanks for the info. I am going to be checking those books out!

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

I thought his house was amazing. Not at all what I expected.

Me, Myself, & I said...

Wow....sad on my part that I didn't even notice the article....I am going to have to go back and check it out. He is definately an architectural icon.