Frank Gehry – Buildings and Projects (Peter Arnell and Ted Bickford; Rizzoli 1985) features Gehry’s first 20 years in practice from 1962 to 1984. Essay by Germano Celant.
In thinking about Frank’s work and of its evolution as shown in this book, it seems an expression of what we would like to call the work of the ‘New Perspective’ – most easily understood by referring to the explorations of Cubism. In questioning the presumption of a fixed position, proposing the indisputable fact that the eye moves constantly, that perception is based on a composite of ‘takes’ on an object garnered as one moves around it. The pioneering work Frank has executed seems to us the extend these ideas to architecture – a field in which their truth seems most emphatic.
– “No, I’m an Architect – Frank Gehry and Peter Arnell: A Conversation”. In: Frank Gehry – Buildings and Projects (Rizzoli, 1985)
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in nice condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for the previous owner’s signature on the first flyleaf. The glueing of the binding is firm. The covers shows some small traces of edge wear and fading, and some signs of shelf wear and use.