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Frank Ghery Book by Jason K. Miller

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Frank Ghery book by Jason K. Miller This volume surveys about 20 of architect Frank Gehry's innovative designs, from the Schnabel residence in California to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and others. Each of the 100-plus color photographs is accompanied by text that describes the building's significant features and places its importance in Gehry's evolution as an architectural artist. The text by architectural writer Miller provides a close look into how Gehry's mind works, the influences upon him, his evolving aesthetic and creative process, and the technology that helps him to carry out his designs. Format: Hardcover Language: English Release Date: October 2002 Publisher: Friedman Publishing Group, Incorporated, Michael Length: 128 pages Dimensions: 12.3" x 0.5" x 12.8" Lot 8.

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  • Creator
    Frank Gehry (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Machine-Made
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2002
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Oakland Park, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0054891stDibs: LU946322021382

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About the Artist

Frank Gehry

With magnificent buildings such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the new Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Frank Gehry has changed the nature and spirit of contemporary architecture. Yet the world’s best-known living architect has also enjoyed a prolific career as a designer of artful and functional objects, ranging from furniture to jewelry, that even at smaller scale are as lively and captivating as his architectural designs.

Gehry was born in Toronto and moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1954 and — after several years of casting about that included a stint in the U.S. Army and studies at Harvard — Gehry opened his architectural practice in L.A. in 1962.

Idiosyncratic renovations to his small, traditional house in Santa Monica — such as cladding portions of the exterior in chain-link fencing and corrugated metal — drew attention to Gehry in architectural circles. Corporate and institutional commissions added to his reputation, culminating in the global acclaim that greeted the opening of the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. But the combination of visual dynamism and structural integrity expressed by that building had been evident for decades in Gehry’s designs. In 1972 he introduced a much-admired line of furniture he called Easy Edges. The curves and flowing lines of the pieces, which include the Wiggle chair, seem antithetical to the material are made from: cardboard — a presumably flimsy material that, when stacked, laminated and folded, is actually extraordinarily sturdy.

Many of Gehry’s designs feature an abstracted fish motif. For the architect, it is a symbol of vitality, strength and flexibility. The fish appears in a group of 1982 plastic lamps created for Formica (and exhibited by the Jewish Museum in New York in 2010). Gehry used the motif in crystal goblets for Swid Powell (1990), his Pito kettle for Alessi (1992) and as earrings for a 2006 jewelry collection for Tiffany that also includes torqued rings, necklaces and bangles.

Gehry returned to furniture design in 1992 with a remarkably energetic line of furniture for Knoll with frames and seating made of bent, lightweight wooden strops. (The pieces' names, such as Power Play and Cross Check, derive from ice hockey.) In 2004, Heller released a group of twisted, faceted furnishings in molded polyethylene meant to evoke Gehry’s architecture. But — whether its tableware, jewelry or furniture — all Gehry’s designs do that--sharing an animated aesthetic built on a solid foundational core. To possess a piece of Gehry design is to own one of his buildings, in miniature.

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