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BUILDING ART: THE LIFE AND WORK OF FRANK GEHRY. Paul Goldberger. Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2015. 534 pp. with 75 ills. (15 col.). 24 x 17 cm. LC 2015-26562 ISBN 9780307701534 In English.
Publisher's description: From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Building Art shows the full range of Gehry's work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry's own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry's sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Artist(s):Gehry, Frank O.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Architecture, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 167629
Hardcover $35.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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