American Masters: Season 20, Episode 7

Sketches of Frank Gehry (27 Sep. 2006)

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A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

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A look at the life and career of architect Frank Gehry (1929 - ), a visit to four buildings (the Vitra Museum in Germany, Maggie's Centre, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and the Disney Concert Hall in L.A.), and an inquiry into creativity in conversations between Ghery and Sidney Pollack, whom Gehry asked to make this picture. Early experiences (playing with blocks with his grandmother, drawing with his father, hearing Alvar Aalto lecture), discovering computer-assisted design, finding a psychoanalyst, experimenting on his own home, and bringing an artist and sculptor's sensibility to architecture are part of Gehry's story. Friends, artists, critics, and curators comment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$17,239 (USA) (12 May 2006)

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$438,256 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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New ways of seeing, light on buildings
16 July 2006 | by (Auckland, NZ) – See all my reviews

Getting two old friends together to make a documentary feels like a great way to make sense of the life process.

You get the sense that both Sydney Pollack and Frank have found a vast range to connections that celebrate life through architecture and film.

There is an oft quoted line - "dancing about architecture" I say why not.

There are some very funny "cameo's in this doco such as Julian "bathrobe" Schnabel.

Would have been good to hear more from the con side of why other architects don't like the Gehry style but otherwise a very warm and concise way to get perspective on the man and his work.


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