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Frank O. Gehry
Laurence B. Chollet
0810958295
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This series is geared to the needs of the armchair art lover eager to broaden his or her knowledge of the art world without having to wade through lengthy and sometimes pretentious tomes. Past titles have focused on artists as disparate as Hieronymous Bosch, John James Audubon, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman, and all have followed a fairly similar formula. Look here for art history "lite," with no indexing and no attempt to appear scholarly but lots of good illustrations. There are stylistic differences among the individual writers, some of whom have better qualifications than others. For example, Chollet's previous writing experiences have been limited to screenplays (Seven Years in Tibet), and the Cassatt book can be maddening because of the author's preoccupation with feminist...


Building Stata
Nancy Joyce
026210105X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This stunning, lavishly illustrated book chronicles the entire planning and construction process of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT. Taking us from the historical background and architectural context at MIT through the interaction of the clients' needs and the architect's vision to the choice of building materials and construction methods, Building Stata offers a uniquely detailed look at the evolution of a major work by a master architect.

The purpose of the Stata Center is to bring the "intelligence sciences"--computer science, artificial intelligence, information and decision systems, linguistics, and philosophy--together into a space that emphasizes research-focused collaboration. Frank Gehry's design integrates flexible and interconnected workspaces and incorporates a...


Architecture Pop-Up Book
Anton Radevsky
0789311887
November 2004
Pop Up Book
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Book Description
The Architecture Pop-Up Book is a magnificent journey through history. Featuring amazing three-dimensional replications of famous buildings from ancient to modern times, the book showcases artwork, photographs, pop-ups and detailed text of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and Mesopotamian ziggurats; the great constructions of Greece and Rome, such as the Parthenon and the Colosseum; majestic Asian wonders, including the Taj Mahal and the Hagiá Sophiá; Gothic and Neoclassical masterpieces, from Notre Dame and the Florence Duomo to the Houses of Parliament and Monticello; and the work of such important modern architects as Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry. From a brilliantly elaborate Gothic cathedral nave to a telescoping Chrysler Building skyscraper, the talent and imagination of architects...


Gehry Draws
Frank O. Gehry
0262182416
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The shapes—of the Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao, of the unbuilt New York Times headquarters, of Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall—are by now familiar, if no less wonderful and estranging. This terrific book can hardly be called a set of sketches. It brings together drawings architect Gehry has done for 29 recent projects; to look at them in series is to watch a genius think out loud, so close does the link between thought and line seem here (before the projects have been computer simulated, modeled and hyped to death). Text-wise, signs are sometimes taken as wonders, with Gehry's most banal pronouncements given the status of pull-quotes ("We work with clients a lot. I listen to the client a lot. I spend more time with clients than most people would guess"), but the drawings themselves (950!) are...


My Hero: Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them
The My Hero Project (Editor)
0743283457
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This anthology of tepid uplift celebrates the democratization of the once larger-than-life status of the hero. Initiated by the myhero.com website of inspirational postings aimed at kids, the volume gathers short essays from heroic (or at least well-known) people paying personal tribute to their own heroes. The old prerequisites for heroism-nearly super-human achievement and self-sacrifice for the public good-have now broadened to include graceful coping with the normal vicissitudes of life and being friendly and supportive of other people. Close relatives of the contributors constitute the largest category of heroes, often extolled for their care-taking and courage in the face of their own or others' illnesses and disabilities; teachers and career mentors come in a close second. Many of these salutes amount to...


Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show
John B. Hench
0786854065
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still comes into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color have made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John's great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking work in several key areas, including the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original design concepts for Disney theme parks. Hench details the essence and various meanings of colors and how they work in the parks, and lets the reader in on the how and why of the Disney characters' inherent popularity-their...


Frank Gehry
Gilbert-Rolfe
0415239958
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"An understanding of the demands, be they political, economiic or functional, make one admire all the more the integrity and tenacity of the architect. It is extraordinary to read about Gehry's research into, for example, the world of acoustics, the complexity of which sets the experts themselves at odds."
–Michaela Crimmin, RSA Head of Arts, RSA Journal, January 6, 2002



Book Description
An insightful examination of the social planning and the individual subjectivity of the architecture of Frank Gehry.
Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. The book focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealized proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and...


Frank Gehry
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
0415290082
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Review
An understanding of the demands, be they political, economiic or functional, make one admire all the more the integrity and tenacity of the architect. It is extraordinary to read about Gehry's research into, for example, the world of acoustics, the complexity of which sets the experts themselves at odds.–Michaela Crimmin, RSA Head of Arts, RSA Journal, January 6, 2002

Book Description
An insightful examination of the social planning and the individual subjectivity of the architecture of Frank Gehry.
Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. The book focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealized proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to...


Frank Gehry
Caroline Evensen Lazo
0822526492
September 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10–Known as a sculptor and as the architect of many famous structures, Gehry has created unique buildings from materials as varied as chain-link fencing and titanium. This biography links the creative artists professional and personal lives, pointing out great influences and shaping experiences. Lazo focuses on Gehrys biggest commissions (the Guggenheim, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Experience Music Project) and on the awards he has received. She also includes a detailed time line, a list of selected buildings and their locations, a list of works in progress, sources of her research, and a detailed index. Overall, the book is well organized and includes full-color photos and reproductions of relevant and important sites. Great for reports, this title will also appeal to experimental...


California Aerospace Museum
Frank O. Gehry
0714827819
Jan 1992
Paperback
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Los Angeles
Tim Street-Porter (Photographer)
0847827348
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Like its spectacular predecessors, New York, New York and These United States, this elegant volume is a brilliant presentation of all that is L.A. It takes us from Venice Beach to Rodeo Drive, from high culture to pop, and over freeways and flashing past billboards. Los Angeles captures the essence of the constantly evolving city: from palm-lined avenues to hip hotels and art deco theaters, Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall to the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Not just for L.A. residents and connoisseurs, this book is for anyone interested in architecture, design and, of course, the iconography unique to Southern California. The book's format allows us to revel in the marvelous landscape. From mountain peaks to desert oases, beautiful beaches to redwood forests, Los Angeles literally envelops us in the city's...


Retrofuturism
Brooke Hodge
0789308223
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"Mays is an articulate spokesman for a new generation of industrial artists who aim to bring us what we want rather than products that are prisoners of the engineering and manufacturing departments."--Time

"No one has cultivated the connection between cars and our deepest emotions as explicitly as Mays."--Vanity Fair

"Mays's adoption of a marketing approach alongside the actual design process has changed the established order of things and challenged automotive companies to rethink the way they approach design."--Brooke Hodge, Retrofuturism


Bridges: A History of the World's Most Famous and Important Spans
Judith Dupre
1884822754
January 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
In her follow-up to Skyscrapers, Judith Dupré has taken her initial concept and turned it on its side. Bridges, like its predecessor, is a large-format hardcover book that opens to an impressive span a yard across. The format lends itself well to the material, displaying the many exquisite panoramic shots of bridges in full splendor. The impressive black-and-white photographs convey the majesty, elegance, and beauty of these structures.

Bridges is more than a picture book, however. Dupré presents a chronological collection of more than 45 bridges, from early Roman aqueducts to the most recent accomplishments of this century. Each bridge is accompanied by text that, together with the photos, provides the reader with informative background, anecdotes, and cultural and historical context. For fact seekers, the...



Frank Gehry, Architecht
J. Fiona Ragheb (Editor)
0810969297
May 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Frank Gehry represents a paradox in architecture. Embraced by established financial and cultural institutions, his work is also viewed as avant-garde. Gehry first drew notice with his original use of ordinary materials, then progressed to nonorthogonal undulating forms, often employing a reflective titanium cladding. His highly sculptural buildings develop from lively, fluid sketches and study models that often include crumpled paper. All of this is ably presented in an exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum, for which this publication is the exhibition catalog. The primary didactic materials from the exhibition form the text, supplemented by five important essays: Mildred Friedman writes on the scope of Gehry's career, Beatriz Colomina offers an exhaustive analysis of his Santa Monica house, Cohen...


Symphony
Frank Gehry
0810949814
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Frank Gehry has called Walt Disney Concert Hall a "living room" for the city of Los Angeles. Opened in Fall 2003 to rapturous praise, the hall beckons all comers with a billowing steel facade gleaming in the sunlight. Nearly 100 stunning color photographs and four concise, engaging essays by notable, mostly L.A.-based contributors make Symphony: Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall the ideal overview of this major civic and cultural landmark. Significant architectural, acoustical, urban design and civic leadership angles are all covered, including the checkered history of the project, stalled for years due to a ballooning budget, a complex decision-making process and a misguided attempt to relegate Gehry to a consulting role. In the end, as Michael Webb points out, the lag time proved valuable to Gehry, coinciding...


Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects
Rafael Moneo
0262134438
May 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"Moneo's insights and analyses are often brilliant, and his perspective as a Spaniard and as a former chair of the GSD (Harvard Graduate School of Design) is a unique one. He conveys his ideas in lively prose, peppered with anecdotes." -- Architectural Record
"Theoretical Anxiety and Architectural Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects... keeps the "live" feel of a master performance. The result is an exacting but easy read that unfolds like a novel by Italo Calvino. ... Moneo moves beyond the common denominator of form to touch on the rich complexity of what architecture is. In the sense that architecture is between the lines, you have to read between the lines of this book." -- Bernard Tschumi, The Architect’s Newspaper

Book Description
The...


Weisman Art Museum Frank Gehry Designs the Building
Weisman Art Museum
0816645043
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota stands like a beacon on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The first art museum designed by Frank Gehry, the Weisman introduces the structural and sculptural qualities that would become the hallmarks of his later works, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. With an exterior that has been described as a shiny ice castle and an exploding tin can, and an interior that was declared by Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times to be "five of the most gorgeous galleries on earth," the Weisman boldly proclaims its creativity and artistic vision inside and out. An insightful essay by longtime museum director Lyndel King complements eighty photographs of the...


Building Stata: The Design and Construction of Frank O. Gehry's Stata Center at MIT
Nancy E. Joyce
0262600617
May 2004
Paperback
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Review
"A fascinating study of a fantastic building." -- Edgar Allen Beem, Photo District News

Book Description
This stunning, lavishly illustrated book chronicles the entire planning and construction process of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT. Taking us from the historical background and architectural context at MIT through the interaction of the clients' needs and the architect's vision to the choice of building materials and construction methods, Building Stata offers a uniquely detailed look at the evolution of a major work by a master architect.

The purpose of the Stata Center is to bring the "intelligence sciences"--computer science, artificial intelligence, information and decision systems, linguistics, and philosophy--together into a space...

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