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

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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
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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
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 720.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.G44
LC item number
G65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger
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Building art : the life and work of Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-488) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 513 pages
Isbn
9780307701534
Lccn
2015026562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015026562
  • 1174201

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      148 Main St., Greenwich, NY, 12834-1343, US
      43.091746 -73.502011
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