Thursday, February 19, 2009

Frank Gehry talks

Science, teaching and research portal has provided access to a 50-minute video of a talk given in 1990 by architect Frank Gehry to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. Gehry takes the audience on a whistlestop tour of his work up to 1990, ranging from his own Venice Beach house to the American Center in Paris (which was still under construction at the time of his talk). Heavily illustrated with drawings, models and photographs of his work in this slideshow, Gehry provides background information to the influences and inspirations for many of his designs, including his interest in the shape, structure and finish of fish. Gehry was concerned that discussions of his work are taken out of context as his buildings are site-specific, so he was giving this talk to explain his method of working.
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