Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Conversations with Frank Gehry

With Barbara Isenberg
Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.

Glendale Public Library Auditorium
222 East Harvard Street, Glendale (818) 548-2042

A FREE event sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library

Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Frank Gehry, one of the world's most influential architects, Barbara Isenberg, journalist and regular contributor to Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work.

Gehry's subjects range from his childhood, when he first built cities with wooden blocks on the floor of his grandmother's kitchen, to his relationships with clients and his definition of a "great" client. We learn about his architectural influences (including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright) and what he has learned from Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rauschenberg.

We explore the thinking behind his designs for the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, art and artists, the Gehry Collection at Tiffany's, and ongoing projects in Toronto, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere. And we follow as Gehry illuminates the creative process by which his ideas first take shape--for example, through early drawings for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, when the building's trademark undulating curves were mere scribbles on a page. Sketches, models, and computer images provided by Gehry himself allow us to see how so many of his landmark buildings have come to fruition, step by step.

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