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Getty Center Central Garden

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Robert Irwin
 
location California, Los Angeles
function garden
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The Central Garden at the Getty Center was a topic of much controversy during its construction. Designed by famed painter Robert Irwin, the gardens do not follow the gridded nature of the adjacent buildings, but rather slash across the 'valley', and mix bright swathes of colour against the green lawns before ending in a large circular pool. Richard Meier so hated the garden's design that a documentary called 'Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center' primarily focuses on the arguments between the two designers. Luckily for us, Irwin's design won out. As Irwin puts it, "A garden is an adventure, and nature is probably the closest thing you're going to get to that kind of -- moving in a world, you know -- push-pull, in-out, up-down, right and wrong. After a certain time, once the garden got going, it changed all the rules. It did things that were so much better than I had thought."

 

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Getty Center Central Garden
Address
Getty Center Drive 1200
United States
http://www.getty.edu/visit/see_do/gardens.htm
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Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00
How to get there? From the 405 freeway, exit at Getty Center Drive. Signs will direct you to a parking garage where you can board a tram that takes you 1.5 miles up the hill to the museum complex. Entrance to the museum is free, but parking costs $8.
Completion 12- 1997
Floor area/size 12000 m2
Artist, Landscape architectRobert Irwin
 
Project ID 3598
Latitude/Longitude 34°04'35N 118°28'29W
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