Monday, August 21, 2006

From Ephraim Goldberg to Frank Gehry to stardom

These notes among the ones on an open-notes quiz Thursday, Aug 24.

Frank Gehry (Ephraim Goldberg): 1929, Toronto

- sculptural design
- Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

- age 17: California
- USC School of Architecture
- Prof at Columbia (NYC) & Yale (New Haven, Conn)
- deconstructivist school of modernist architecture.
- inspired by Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto.

- buildings become tourist attractions.
- EMP (Experience Music Project), Seattle

- Gehry's critics: disregard for harmony, trademark shapes overused, impracticality of his designs.
- architectural criticism was harsh on the Eiffel Tower, late 1800’s.

- developed 3D CAD tools
- designed watch, jewelry, furniture.
- 2006 movie: Sketches of Frank Gehry

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