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    Architecture and Construction: Frank Gehry

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    He is famous for his strange twisted shapes and the use of unconventional materials on his buildings. In this research paper, I will discuss the two most popular works of Gehry’s, which are the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. I’m interested in exploring the design of each museum and the way both building responds to the challenge that Gehry was presented with while building both masterpieces and also the way each building interacts to its surroundings. I will also briefly

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    Architect of the Modern Age

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    Frank Gehry is a world renowned architect known for several important buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He was born in Toronto Canada February 28, 1929 but moved with his family to Los Angeles, California in 1947(1). Gehry attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1954 with a degree in architecture (1). In 1962, he established his own architectural firm in 1962 now called Gehry Partners, LLP (1). In the beginning, Gehry used the

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    The Effects of Architecture on Society

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    could occur when the ‘liberating intentio... ... middle of paper ... ...ccessed April 26, 2014. http://UWA.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=254441. Nero, Irene, "Computers, Cladding, and Curves: The Techno-Morphism of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain" PhD diss., Florida State University, 2004. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3568&context=etd. Schwartz, Frederic, ed. Mother’s House: the evolution of vanna venturi’s house in chestnut

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    Frank Gehry

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    Frank Gehry was born on February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Canada. His parents, Irving and Thelma Caplan Goldberg were both very creative people and Gehry was exposed to an artistic and inventive environment from a very young age. His social life however, was clouded by anti- Semitism and teasing throughout most of his teen years and affected him greatly throughout the rest of his life. He was teased as “fish” by many of his peers and developed a sort of obsession for the creatures which would only wear

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    Frank Gehry

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    Ballpark: and Other Irreverent Essays on Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Templer, K. (1999, October 5). Frank Gehry. People. http://www.salon.com/people/bc/1999/10/05/gehry/print.html (2001 November 14). Frank Gehry: Architect. Guggenheim Museum. http://www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/gehry/biography.html (2001 November 14). Frank Gehry:Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate 1989. Complete List of Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates 1979 – 2001 http://www.pritzkerprize.com/gehry

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    Examining Frank Gerhy's Opus Hong Kong

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    The year of 2012 marked the completion of Frank Gehry’s very first residential project in Asia, the Opus Hong Kong. Coming from a Pritzker prize-winning architect, this residential complex cannot be labeled as just another building. Frank Gehry engraved his distinctive and whimsical style on the building, making it beautifully unique. However, the appeal of this building does not stop on its exterior. Serving its purpose as a residential unit, the building was meticulously designed to fit into the

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    world-class art museums such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, and the British Museum, it seems that there is little room for original, up-and-coming museums to match the success of these established institutions. Without access to timeless artwork, such as The Mona Lisa, or Starry, Starry Night, how can museums break the glass ceiling of the museum world. However, with the construction of the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1977), many people started to viewing the exterior of museums as works of art

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    early part and the later part up until today each designed a museum with money donated by the Guggenheim foundation. One of these is in New York City, it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The other is in bilbao, Spain, and it was designed by Frank Geary. My purpose of this paper is to interrogate each of these buildings, glorious for different reasons, to show how each architect was expressing their own style. The Guggenheim Museum in NewYork City directly across from the famous Central Park

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    "Utopia: n .an impractical idealistic scheme for social and political reform" - The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition For over twenty years the Iraqi-born, English educated architect Zaha Hadid has symbolized the vanguard of contemporary architecture. She has pushed back the boundaries of built form to forge a highly individualist architectonic language that is at once thrillingly dynamic and intensely thoughtful, and as a result now has an enormous following

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    The Guggenheim Museum

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    The Guggenheim Museum I first visited the Guggenheim Museum two weeks ago with Claus, my friend from Germany. We had the MOMA in mind but I guess talking, talking we must have passed it by. Half an hour from the MOMA we found ourselves in front of the Guggenheim, the astonishing white building that was Frank Lloyd Wright's last project. Why not? We said to ourselves. And so we walked right in. According to the pamphlet: "The Guggenheim Museum is an embodiment of Wright's attempts to render

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    The Inhumane Analysis

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    HIDDEN MEANINGS I was completely infatuated with the beauty of the artworks on display mounted on the walls of the gigantic spiralled walkway in the Guggenheim Museum. Each painting has its own beautiful techniques which told a story. The artworks were all so mesmerizing it was almost surreal. I believe I could’ve been there for hours on end. Examining every line, shape and angle. I am baffled by it all. Every brush stroke. Every shade. Every tone and contrasting element. For hours I stood there

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

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    also farming, cooking, and nature. At the age of seventy-three, Wright Lloyd Wright staged a great comeback in his career, it was then that he designed the "Fallingwater" house that was built over a waterfall in Mill Run Pennsylvania. The Guggenheim Museum was the last commissione...

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    Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture

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    defying gravity. This is a building that will disappear in the air that will bring the same magic to the skyline that the neo-Gothic brings” (Piano). Works Cited Drutt, Matthew. “Frank Lloyd Wright Building”. In Guggenheim Foundation History. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. 2010. Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective. Vol 2.13th ed. Boston: Wadsworth/ Cengage Learning, 2010. Piano, Renzo. The New York Times Building. November 2007. Robinson

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    architecture. The reason I say this is that architecture is more than just a piece of art, but a masterpiece of the combination of intelligence, physics, and the work of the imagination. I just happened to be in luck when I visited the MOMA because the museum was currently exhibiting a special collection of archives and the designs of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The show displayed all the drafts of the most iconic buildings the Frank Lloyd Wright had designed in his career, and this made it very

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    The Life of Frank Lloyd Wright Before Frank Lloyd Wright was born his mother knew he was going to be a world renowned architect. In his nursery, she hung prints of well known cathedrals of Europe on the walls. Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8 ,1869. He was always very close to his mother, and when his father left Frank went off to work to help his mother raise the other children. Frank’s father also had a large impact on his son’s life. Able to play a dozen instruments, he taught Frank

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    number of architectural classics. Two of these masterpieces of architecture are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Both continue the metaphor of New York being a world within a world and possess the latent fusion of form and function, one dependent on the other. The Metropolitan Museum is the epitome of neo-Classical style while the Guggenheim is a modernist powerhouse. Each museum serves the same purpose: displaying humanity’s greatest achievements. By comparing and contrasting

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    1 –Image- Winslow house - http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/8018739.jpg Figure 2 –Image- Larkin Addministrations building - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/LarkinAdministrationBuilding1906.jpg Figure 3- Image- The Guggenheim Museum http://www.robertodemicheli.com/album_test/slidenav.php?folder=Architecture/&file=slides/IMG_7344P.jpg Figure 4 – Image- Fallingwater - http://www.wright-house.com/frank-lloyd-wright/fallingwater.html

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    Since 2001, budget cuts in art education have increased dramatically. In New York from 2006-2011 funding for art education in public schools were cut 68% (Phifer 2).This epidemic is spreading all across America due to the push for better standardized test scores. Reading and math have become the governments highest priority, leaving the arts in the shadows. But what if the arts could also improve test scores? Despite what many government leaders believe, budget cuts in art education are depriving

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    Doesn't "The Mystery of Red Shield Lodge" sound like a Hardy Boys book? Well, there is a Sears-built house called Red Shield Lodge in the Northwest suburbs and it's got some unanswered questions surrounding it. In the 1931 catalog, Homes of Today, Sears promoted their custom home design and construction services. The Home Construction Division of Sears could build you a house "from any plans you may have or plans prepared by your own architect." In communities that had Sears construction offices

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    Metropolitan Museum

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    For my Museum Visit Assignment, I chose a museum that I’ve longed to visit since the day I entered New York for the first time, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or simply known as “The Met”. From afar, I was able to identify the shape of the building as a late-European architecture. Lucky enough, when I asked one of the staff members at the museum about the architecture of the building, they said that one of the contributing architects was Richard Morris Hunt, who is known for the “Beaux-Arts” architecture

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