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Frank Gehry  

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From the outset, Gehry conceived of architecture as a form of sculpture, and thought of himself as a visual artist as much as an architect. Many of his friends and early influences were painters and sculptors, and one of his first projects was the Davis Studio and Residence (1968–72), built for the painter Ronald Davis (1937–    ) in Malibu, Calif. Notable in this work were the studio’s unusual trapezoidal shape and its unorthodox cladding of galvanized corrugated steel; both features were consistent with Davis’s prior experience as a sheet metal mechanic and preoccupation with geometry, perspective, and perceptual illusion.

Gehry’s fascination with eccentric, nonrepetitive geometric forms was spurred in the early 1990s by the use of sophisticated computer software, originally developed for the aerospace industry, that allowed him to build curved and polygonal structures of dizzying complexity. He continued to follow the traditional methods of sketching and sculpting in the initial phases of the design process, but detailed modeling, structural analysis, and even the fabrication of customized construction components were all performed by computer. From the early ’90s onward, as Gehry’s commissions grew more expensive and prestigious, his choice of materials became more durable, elegant, and costly.Info source: www.history.com

Refreshingly original and totally American, proceeding as it does from his populist Southern California perspective, Gehry's work is a highly refined, sophisticated and adventurous aesthetic that emphasizes the art of architecture.

Gehry's architecture reflects his keen appreciation for the same social forces that have informed the work of outstanding artists through history, including many contemporaries with whom he often collaborates. His designs, if compared to American music, could best be likened to Jazz, replete with improvisation and a lively unpredictable spirit.

Always open to experimentation, he has as well a sureness and maturity that resists, in the same way that Picasso did, being bound either by critical acceptance or his successes. His buildings are juxtaposed collages of spaces and materials that make users appreciative of both the theatre and the back-stage, simultaneously revealed. Info source: www.pritzkerprize.com

       
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more about Gehry style: iDesign / Styles / Deconstructivism

360 degrees visualization of Gehry chair: iDesign / design objects / Cardboard furniture

Gehry and partners' studio : www.foga.com

Gehry's construction technology: www.gehrytechnologies.com

more about Gehry: www.history.com , www.pritzkerprize.com

 

 

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