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Residential Masterpieces 20: Frank O. Gehry - Gehry Residence

Residential Masterpieces 20: Frank O. Gehry - Gehry Residence

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Publisher: Ada Edita Global Architecture 2015 Author: Yoshio Futagawa
ISBN: 9784871406451 Format: Softcover, 84pp, 365x260mm

Frank O. Gehry’s house in Santa Monica, California, caused a sensation in the architecture world in the late 1970s. Considered a landmark achievement in architectural history, the audacity of forms and manipulation of materials he applied in the extension and remodelling of an existing ordinary house are a direct manifestation of his own personal methodology. Cheap industrial materials supplement the retained vernacular bungalow design, introducing a complex relationship of tension and attraction. Photographed and edited by Yoshio Futagawa, and including sketches for the second remodelling in 1991–94, our fascination with the Gehry residence is here brought to life once more.