Conversations With Frank Gehry

Conversations With Frank Gehry

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An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work.

Gehry’s subjects range from his childhood—when he first built cities with wooden blocks on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen—to his relationships with clients and his definition of a “great” client. We learn about his architectural influences (including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright) and what he has learned from Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rauschenberg.

We explore the thinking behind his designs for the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the redevelopment of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, the Gehry Collection at Tiffany’s, and ongoing projects in Toronto, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere. And we follow as Gehry illuminates the creative process by which his ideas first take shape—for example, through early drawings for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, when the building’s trademark undulating curves were mere scribbles on a page. Sketches, models, and computer images provided by Gehry himself allow us to see how so many of his landmark buildings have come to fruition, step by step.

Conversations with Frank Gehry
is essential reading for everyone interested in the art and craft of architecture, and for everyone fascinated by the most iconic buildings of our time, as well as the man and the mind behind them.

Baker & Taylor
An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world's most influential architects, draws on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations the author has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, providing new and fascinating insights into the man and his work.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents an intimate interview with the architect that expands on his childhood, influences, and his creative process.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268006
0307268004
Branch Call Number: 720.92 ISE
Characteristics: xviii, 290 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gehry, Frank O. 1929-

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