Conversations with Frank Gehry
An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work.
Gehry’s subjects range from his childhood—when he first built cities with wooden blocks on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen—to his relationships with clients and his definition of a “great” client. We learn about his architectural influences (including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright) and what he has learned from Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rauschenberg.
We explore the thinking behind his designs for the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the redevelopment of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, the Gehry Collection at Tiffany’s, and ongoing projects in Toronto, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere. And we follow as Gehry illuminates the creative process by which his ideas first take shape—for example, through early drawings for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, when the building’s trademark undulating curves were mere scribbles on a page. Sketches, models, and computer images provided by Gehry himself allow us to see how so many of his landmark buildings have come to fruition, step by step.
Conversations with Frank Gehryis essential reading for everyone interested in the art and craft of architecture, and for everyone fascinated by the most iconic buildings of our time, as well as the man and the mind behind them.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Angeles anil architect architecture artists asked Atlantic Yards Bilbao Billy Al Bengston Bruce Ratner building built called cardboard furniture Carl Andre Center client concert hall dial dinner director Disney Hall Ed Moses everything excited feel finished Frank FRANK GEHRY Frank Lloyd Wright friends furniture galleries Gehry Gehry Partners Grand Avenue Guggenheim hack happen idea iehry kind knew liir lime lived look Los Angeles metal models museum never nice painting Paris Partners piece pretty realized rime sketch space started stuff talk tell thai there's things thought tile titanium told took Toronto trying visual walk York