<ul><li>Raised in Toronto, Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California, and he studied city planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry: "When Frank Gehry's name was first mentioned to me as a possible architect for this project, the first reaction everybody had was that he builds these very unusual buildings that are not functional. Yet as I talked to clients of Frank, the first thing they would say to me about his buildings was that they were unbelievably functional."-- Scott Cowen, dean of the Weatherhead School of Management </li></ul>
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers & Architecture: How does Frank O. Gehry make it happen?
Dancing House : ( Prague ) Czech Republic , 1996 Mead’s Question: How does Gehry capture the essence of Fred & Ginger in his building?
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao , at Bilbao, Spain, 1997. <ul><li>Please use 5 different words to describe the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most interesting or odd feature of the Guggenheim Museum & Why ? </li></ul><ul><li>As a museum, what do you think the challenge is when utilizing the interior space for displaying artworks.? </li></ul>
Mead’s Question: What do you think Gehry’s inspiration was for this building? <ul><li>Greatbuildings.com </li></ul><ul><li>says: The building </li></ul><ul><li>is a stunning piece </li></ul><ul><li>of architecture, ripe </li></ul><ul><li>for metaphoric </li></ul><ul><li>interpretations </li></ul><ul><li>ranging from </li></ul><ul><li>blooming flower to sailing ship. </li></ul>Walt Disney Concert Hall , at Los Angeles, CA, 1989 to 2004.
<ul><li>California Beach House , Venice, California, 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes: Conscious play with conventional materials and pulling apart building elements, like the ocean-facing lookout pod. </li></ul>Mead’s Questions: 7.What do you think Gehry’s most difficult task is when designing his buildings? 8. Who’s in charge here-The Architect or the homeowner and why?
Vitra Museum, Germany , 1990 Style: Expressionist Modern : Notes: Abstract assemblage of cuboid and curvaceous forms.
<ul><li>Mead’s Question: </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe Gehry’s architecture to a friend who has never seen </li></ul><ul><li>his work? Please use 4-5 sentences. ? </li></ul>The Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project is a new, interactive music museum located near Seattle Center.
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