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The Resource Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger

Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger

Label
Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry
Title
Building art
Title remainder
the life and work of Frank Gehry
Statement of responsibility
Paul Goldberger
Title variation
Life and work of Frank Gehry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of our foremost architectural writers: an engaging, brilliant exploration of the life and work of the most famous architect of our time, and one of the few architects ever to be widely admired by both critics and the general public.This first full-fledged critical biography of Frank Gehry presents and evaluates the work of a man whom fifty architects, critics, and historians assembled by Vanity Fair designated "the most important architect in the world." It discusses at length his major buildings: from his own house--an "exploded" Dutch Colonial in Santa Monica--to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture. It considers the work in light of Gehry's personal life: the influence of his immigrant grandparents, his two marriages, his close relationships to an unusual circle of celebrated clients and friends, his longtime therapist. It analyzes his carefully created "aw, shucks" persona and the intense ambition it masks; examines Gehry's anxieties about fame and how his "outsider" status as a Los Angeles architect allowed him to experiment in useful ways; and finally discusses how he thinks about and employs technology to change not just the way a building can look but the way architecture itself is practiced"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldberger, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gehry, Frank O
  • Gehry, Frank O
  • Architects
  • Architects
  • United States
Label
Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Night of the supermoon -- Canada -- To life in the sun -- Becoming an architect -- Dealing with authority -- Discovering Europe -- Restart in Los Angeles -- Independence -- Easing the edges -- A house in Santa Monica -- Fish and other shapes -- Onto the world stage -- Walt Disney Concert Hall : the first movement -- The Guggenheim and Bilbao -- Walt Disney Concert Hall : second movement -- New York : trials and triumps -- Frank at eighty -- The legacy of technology -- From Dwight Eisenhower to Louis Vuitton -- An archive and a legacy -- In Paris, looking back and looking forward
Control code
ocn913514521
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 513 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307701534
Lccn
2015026562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)913514521
Label
Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Night of the supermoon -- Canada -- To life in the sun -- Becoming an architect -- Dealing with authority -- Discovering Europe -- Restart in Los Angeles -- Independence -- Easing the edges -- A house in Santa Monica -- Fish and other shapes -- Onto the world stage -- Walt Disney Concert Hall : the first movement -- The Guggenheim and Bilbao -- Walt Disney Concert Hall : second movement -- New York : trials and triumps -- Frank at eighty -- The legacy of technology -- From Dwight Eisenhower to Louis Vuitton -- An archive and a legacy -- In Paris, looking back and looking forward
Control code
ocn913514521
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 513 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307701534
Lccn
2015026562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)913514521

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