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Featuring fifty of Frank Gehry’s most important projects, this monograph presents the full range of the architect’s work from the past six decades.
Arranged chronologically, this book follows the arc of Gehry’s career, from his early residential projects through the public and cultural facilities. The book explores the evolution of Gehry’s work and how he has ceaselessly embraced formal, technological and constructional innovations while his practice has never wavered from his vision. It examines his work in the context of the urban environment, showing how Gehry continually strives to challenge the idea of the city, creating urban buildings that respond to their surroundings without trivializing them. The buildings profiled here—including the Vitra International Furniture Manufacturing Facility and Design Museum in Switzerland, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the 8 Spruce Street Skyscraper (Beekman Tower) in New York, and the Fondation Louis Vuitton—are represented in photographs as well as preparatory drawings, plans, and models.
This was published in conjunction with the exhibition Frank Gehry at LACMA from September 13, 2015 through March 20, 2016.
- 256 pages, 9.3 x 11.0 in.
- 300 color illustrations