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Frank O Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Coosje Van Bruggen

Frank O Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Coosje Van Bruggen

Published July 3rd 1999
ISBN : 9780892071920
Paperback
207 pages
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 About the Book 

No building was more anticipated than Frank Gehrys stunning new museum in Bilbao, an industrial city in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Philip Johnson, the dean of American architects, declared it the greatest building of our time, whileMoreNo building was more anticipated than Frank Gehrys stunning new museum in Bilbao, an industrial city in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Philip Johnson, the dean of American architects, declared it the greatest building of our time, while Sverre Fehn, winner of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize, called the building fantastic. Gehrys use of nontraditional materials and his sensitivity to the environments of his buildings is legendary- his method of envisioning a building through semiautomatic drawings and handmade models is little known, but provides an immediate entry into his creative process. This book celebrates the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and details its design process, bringing to life one of Gehrys greatest achievements. Coosje van Bruggen, who has collaborated with Gehry on various architectural and art projects, documents the history of the Guggenheim Bilbao from conception through design and construction. With unique access to the architect and his studio, she uncovers scores of fascinating drawings and working photographs, published here for the first time.