The Essential Frank O. Gehry

The Essential Frank O. Gehry

by Laurence B. Chollet
     
 

For half a century, the strange, quirky buildings of architect Frank O. Gehry have combined daring designs with unusual materials to provoke surprise and wonder throughout the world. He keeps us off-guard and forces us to rethink our ideas about art and architecture, about beauty and banality — and to confront a culture built on conspicuous consumption and

Overview

For half a century, the strange, quirky buildings of architect Frank O. Gehry have combined daring designs with unusual materials to provoke surprise and wonder throughout the world. He keeps us off-guard and forces us to rethink our ideas about art and architecture, about beauty and banality — and to confront a culture built on conspicuous consumption and denial.
 
Did you know Gehry:
* Thinks buildings often look better unfinished?
* Is obsessed with fish, especially carp?
* Uses a computer program invented to design French fighter jets?
* Created a line of furniture made out of cardboard?
* Uses plywood, chain-link fencing, and corrugated metal? 

70 illustrations, including 62 plates in full color

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760785690
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence B. Chollet is a writer and editor who lives in Nyack, New York.

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