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Frank Gehry's Architecture
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Registration is not Required
Professor Thomas Germano will present a virtual visual overview of the life and works of Frank Gehry. Presented by Great Neck library, no registration necessary. Join Zoom Meeting. https://zoom.us/j/95197290659?pwd=WDNXRElNQSs3VkdWYkRwOVZlY1dZUT09
Meeting ID: 951 9729 0659
Born in 1929, Frank Gehry achieved international fame for his revolutionary post-modern architectural style. Believing that the boundaries between art and architecture always needs to be blurred, Gehry’s designs have taken on a unique sculptural form, breaking the boundaries set by earlier generations of modernist architecture. Many of Gehry’s buildings have become tourist attractions and are the most recognizable buildings of our time. With worldwide fame and notoriety, the term “starchitect” has often been applied to the LA based, Gehry. Collaborating with artists, sculptors and designers including Richard Serra, Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Gehry’s designs have broken from traditional materials by using chain link, corrugated metal and titanium.
Inventive and irreverent, and surrounded by controversy for most of his career, Gehry creates unexpected, twisted forms that reinvent building design. His work has been called radical, playful, sculptural, organic, and sensual.
In addition to world famous building designs, Gehry has received acclaim for his corrugated cardboard furniture designs and jewelry. Gehry’s architecture can be seen across five continents. In 2011, Gehry’s design for the tallest residential building ever constructed was completed on Spruce Street in NYC. Gehry's re-design of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Core-Project" is currently underway. Frank Gehry is the recipient of several of the most prestigious awards for an architect.