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Frank Gehry : the city and music
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy.
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London : Routledge, 2002.

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xv, 132 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Originally published: S.l. : Overseas Publishers Association, 2001.
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Frank Gehry: The City and Musicis the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. It focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealised proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to be completed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, while discussing other projects such as the Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Concord, California, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Gehry's much debated relationship to Minimalist sculpture, use of new building materials and attitude to tradition, are discussed with regard to his belief in architecture as a democratic practice which is at once practical and expressive.

Author Notes

Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe is a painter and art critic. He has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in painting and criticism as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting, and in 1998 was presented with the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism by the College Art Association. He teaches in the graduate school at Art Center, Pasadena, California

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Improbable Logicp. 13
Chapter 2 Berlin: The Preservation of Insulationp. 31
Chapter 3 Los Angeles: Music and the Idea of the Centrep. 63
Chapter 4 Conclusion: The Practicality of Planes Taking Flight in Mass, Towards Colourp. 101
Indexp. 129