gehry talks. architecture + process. SIGNED BY FRANK GEHRY

gehry talks. architecture + process. SIGNED BY FRANK GEHRY
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Mildred Friedman (editor), with an essay by Michael Sorkin and commentaries by Frank O. Gehry.

New York. Rizzoli. 1999. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 300 pages. Signed and inscribed in black ink by the architect Frank Gehry on the half-title-page - 'For Nick, Frank Gehry 2K'. Illustrated throughout with colour and b&w photos and line drawings. 260 x 265mm (10 x 10"). 1.7kg. 084782165x. English. Very good; there is very slight wear to the corners and head and base of spine of the glassine dust jacket; "TOO MUCH!" has been written in black ink on the jacket so that the title reads 'gehry talks TOO MUCH!', appears to be in the same hand and ink as the architect's signature.

'His celebrated Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has ensured Frank Gehry a place in the pantheon of 20th-century masters. In this volume, Gehry himself offers illuminating commentaries on various aspects of the processes involved in developing his revolutionary designs, including his influences, clients, use of materials and new technologies. This is a document of a decade of Gehry's work, from 1988 to 1998, tracing his evolution from a southern California architect known for his idiosyncratic use of materials to an internationally known figure. The book features 33 of Gehry's most renowned projects, influding the Vitra Furniture Museum and Factory in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the Entertainment Centre at Disneyland Paris, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.' (from the publisher's description).