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    This hefty volume celebrates the iconic architect Frank Gehry during a pivotal period in his career, from 1987 to 2003. It’s not just a coffee table book filled with pretty pictures, though it certainly has those too! It’s a comprehensive dive into Gehry’s creative process, showcasing 35 projects through detailed sketches, construction drawings, and stunning photographs.

    What’s inside?

    • A retrospective of 35 key projects: From the early days of deconstructivism with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, to the groundbreaking Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, El Croquis takes you on a chronological journey through Gehry’s evolution.

      Image of Walt Disney Concert Hall

    • Intimate Einblicke: Beyond the dazzling exteriors, you’ll get up close and personal with Gehry’s meticulous design process through sketches, construction details, and models.
    • Two in-depth interviews: Get inside Gehry’s head with two insightful interviews conducted by Beatriz Colomina and Alejandro Zaera.
    • Critical essays: Renowned architectural critics and theorists dissect Gehry’s work, exploring its social, cultural, and technological implications.

    More than just Gehry’s buildings:

    El Croquis 208 goes beyond showcasing beautiful buildings. It delves into the deeper themes that define Gehry’s architecture:

    • Deconstructivism: Experience the playful subversion of traditional architectural forms that made Gehry a pioneer of the deconstructivist movement.
    • Material experimentation: Witness Gehry’s fearless exploration of unconventional materials like titanium and chain-link fencing, pushing the boundaries of what architecture can be.
    • Public engagement: Discover how Gehry’s iconic buildings have become cultural landmarks, sparking dialogue and redefining the urban landscape.

    How to dive deeper:

    • Focus on specific projects: Pick a building that piques your interest and delve into its detailed drawings, construction photos, and critical analysis.
    • Compare and contrast: See how Gehry’s style evolved over time, or draw parallels between his work and other deconstructivist architects.
    • Explore the context: Consider the social, cultural, and technological landscapes that shaped Gehry’s designs.

    El Croquis Frank Gehry 1987-2003 is a treasure trove for architects, students, and anyone fascinated by the world of Frank Gehry and his groundbreaking architecture. It’s an invitation to get lost in the details, ponder the big picture, and ultimately appreciate the transformative power of architecture.

    Remember, this is just a starting point! Feel free to ask me more about specific projects, Gehry’s design process, or anything else that sparks your curiosity.

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