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Building Art : The Life and Work of Frank Gehry (Reprint) (Paperback) (Paul Goldberger)

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"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 hisimmigrant 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"--
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 528
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Paul Goldberger
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 51873205
UPC: 9780307946393
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-2640
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