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Deconstructivism and Frank Gehry Deconstructivism is a style of architecture that was first introduced in the 1980’s. The whole idea behind deconstructivist architecture is essentially taking what is familiar and creating something uniquely different. Thus, this style of architecture places a huge emphasis on fragments and unconventional shapes. Being one of the many forms of contemporary architecture, Deconstructivism “undermined conventional concepts of unity and harmony”. It is strikingly different from what many consider to be traditional styles of architecture, which is also what makes it even more fascinating. When it was first introduced in 1988, many were bewildered and perplexed by this style of architecture. I believe Peter Eisenman, an American architect, best described it as, “a way of shocking people out of the complacency of their mundane lives”. This accurately shows the drastic transition from previous movements or styles,

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