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Francesco Dal Co & Kurt W. Forster

Electa, 2003
614 pages
Full colour
ISBN: 1904313159

The architecture of Frank Gehry looms on the horizon like a huge boulder in an otherwise carefully cultivated landscape. One can simply disregard it and turn instead to more familiar buildings, or one might react passionately to its startling and unruly appearance, but one is not likely to overlook it.

Gehry's capacity for endless transformation of the commonplace leaves unaltered almost nothing that falls into his hands. His architecture does not bear the dubious imprint of the modern form-giver but seems instead to have been released from its imprisonment in convention. Gehry's buildings are able to stand on their own because they result from an inventive transformation of their circumstances rather than from an expostulation of their problems.

This book showcases the complete works of Frank O. Gehry, giving detailed notes, diagrams and colour photographs of each project.


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