Salman 3.6.08 - ARC132 Lecture 7 Notes Frank Gehry Free...

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ARC132 Lecture 7 Notes 3/6/08 Frank Gehry: Free Figure and Movement -Born in Toronto, then moved to LA to complete his degree at USC (“The University of South Carolina”) -“Playgrounds of Art” Gehry was commissioned for many museums concert halls and office buildings due to his bold and creative nature. -Known for massive unexpected projects that create tourism and controversy -Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum @ the University of Minnesota (1993)/ The Ray and Maria Stata Centre @ MIT are both created out of steel geometric blocks with rectangular windows, somewhat Dr. Seusslike -Gehry used mostly grayscale materials in surreal shapes and often attached different claylike shapes to one another (“bundled towers”). -Wagner House in Malibu (1978) utilized large pieces of screening to blur the border of the outside from the inside. He drew his influences from Japan, as well as from the modernist movement. -Gehry Residence, Santa Monica (1977-1978) Additions to wooden home clad in metal
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ARC 132 taught by Professor Salman during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto.

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Salman 3.6.08 - ARC132 Lecture 7 Notes Frank Gehry Free...

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