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ID: 500010962
 
Record Type: Person
Gehry, Frank (American architect, born 1929 in Canada)

Note: American architect, exhibition designer, furniture and jewelry designer, and teacher. After working in various practices, he opened Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Inc. in 1962, where her remains as Design Principal. His early work, such as his own Gehry House (1979), shows a deconstructionist approach, taking an older building and re-assembling it with apparently casually placed low-cost corrugated metal panels, steel poles, and a canopy of wire mesh fencing. Since the 1980s, Gehry’s work has focused on the use of shiny metallic surfaces, emphasizing curving lines and the play of light and shade. The best examples are the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (1997) and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003). In design, his approach is similar to his architecture, where disposable materials such as cardboard are used to make chairs with undulating forms that suggest elements in nature.

Names:
Gehry, Frank (preferred,V,index)
Frank Gehry (V,display)
Gehry, Frank O. (V,LC)
Frank O. Gehry (V)  ....  often used for signature and copyright
Gehry, Frank Owen (V)
Goldberg, Frank (V)
Goldberg, Ephraim Owen (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Canadian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect
designer
furniture designer
jeweler
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Toronto (Ontario, Canada) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Caro, Anthony  1987
................................  (English sculptor, 1924-2013) [500115345]
collaborated with ....  Oldenburg, Claes  mid 1970s and 1990s
................................  (American sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, born 1929 in Sweden) [500029735]
cousin of ....  Meier, Richard  
................  (American architect, born 1934) [500031375]
employee was ....  Maltzan, Michael  
......................  (American architect, born 1959) [500125857]
member of ....  Frank O. Gehry and Associates  
................  (American architectural firm, active from 1962) [500249494]
partner of ....  Glymph, James  
..................  (American architect and designer, active ca. 1999) [500264918]
related to ....  Gehry Partners  
..................  (American architecture firm, contemporary) [500281744]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Gehry, Frank (I)

Biographies:
(American architect, born 1929 in Canada) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American architect, born 1929) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, born 1929) ..... [GRL]
(American architect) ..... [Grove Art]
(American architect, b.1929) ..... [BHA]
(American architect and designer; born Toronto (Ontario, Canada), 1929) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
Frank Gehry ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Frank O. Gehry ........ [CCA, VP]
.............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Gehry, Frank ........ [CCA, GRL, VP Preferred]
..........................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82013991
Gehry, Frank O. ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP]
...............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
...............................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
...............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82013991
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 82013991
Gehry, Frank Owen ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
...................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
...................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82013991
Goldberg, Ephraim Owen ........ [GRL]
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82013991
Goldberg, Frank ........ [CCA, GRL]
................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82013991

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  AIA Profile (1980-)
....................  Architecture of Frank Gehry (1986)
....................  Boissière, O. Gehry, Site, Tigerman, (1981)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  CCA Library Vertical Files (n.d.)
....................  Contemporary Architects (1987)
....................  Contemporary Architects [n.d.]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  His Frank Gehry, buildings and projects, 1984:
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 82013991
....................  Who's Who in American Art, 18th ed. (1989-1990)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Grove Art artist database (1989-) accessed 14 October 2011
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