Frank Gehry: Exuberance and Fragmentation in Architecture
What makes Frank Gehry’s architecture so outstanding and influential? His buildings surge with amazing energy and movement, revealing forms never before seen in architecture. He followed a path that expanded the boundaries of architecture. By refusing to take the usual pathway to success, Gehry resisted big commissions, sought the company of contemporary artists, and became an artist in the field of architecture. He has reinvented architecture, stretching its limits. When he received the Pritzker Prize in 1989 he was already a Star. Now in his 80’s, Gehry is like an elephant in the room, his influence is everywhere.
Lila Shoshkes has lectured at the Museum of Modern Art, New York University, and the New School. Talking about 20th Century Architecture at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center has been a particularly personal pleasure.
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