Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Five Architects: Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, Hejduk, Meier

Five Architects, originally published in 1975, grew out of a meeting of the CASE group (Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment) held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1969. The purpose of this gathering was to exhibit and criticize the work of five architects–Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, Hejduk, and Meier–who constituted a New York school, and who are now among the most influential architects working today.

The buildings shown here have more diversity than one might expect from a school, but share certain properties of form, scale, and treatment of material. Providing complete drawings and photographic documentation, this collection also includes a comparative critique by Kenneth Frampton, an Introduction by Colin Rowe that suggests a still broader context for the work as a whole, and two short texts in which individual positions are outlined.