18 June 2019
Readers with an interest in the history of architecture will enjoy a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger entitled Building Art. The life and work of Frank Gehry. Describing the main highlights of Gehry's life, his most significant professional relationships, awards and designs across a span of 50 years, this engaging exploration offers fascinating insights into the personal vision of the man widely regarded as the father of de-constructivist architecture and the new boundaries of architectural exploration that are being pushed thanks to pioneering experiments with bold and complex forms that can only be generated by computers.
This enthralling biography is an entertaining read for both professionals and non-professionals, as it sheds light on the life and work of one of the great “inventors” of the modern age, the man behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Published by Safarà Editore, this 500-page book includes explanatory drawings and photos that compellingly convey the design genius of one of the most influential personalities on the international scene. With his passion for architectural deconstructivism and clever combinations of materials including Titanium, he has lifted contemporary building practices to a whole new level.