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|Author||: Frank O. Gehry,Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France)|
Published on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, designed by Frank Gehry, this elegant volume undertakes an in-depth look at the process of design and realisation of the Foundation's new premises in Paris. Edited by Frédéric Migayrou, it is filled with sketches, models, drawings, historical documents, comparative material, and photographs - which together follow the project from its early stages of conception to groundbreaking and completion - and presents a remarkable and complete narrative of one of Gehry's most recent achievements. Includes an interview with the architect, plus contributions from several noted critics.
|Author||: Anne-Line Roccati|
This volume explores the conception, design, and construction process of Frank Gehry's latest architectural monument, the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Set in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne, it will house a permanent collection of contemporary art, and feature exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and multidisciplinary performances, along with lectures, debates, symposiums, and educational activities
|Author||: Paul Goldberger|
From Pulitzer Prizewinning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time.
|Author||: Horst Bredekamp,James S. Ackerman,Irving Lavin|
The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank O. Gehry rises from the Bois de Boulogne as a new landmark in the Parisian skyline. Gehry’s dynamic architecture is both glittering and multifaceted: is it a sailing vessel, an iceberg, or a sea monster? It fascinates with its wealth of references and, at the same time, escapes any clear-cut definition. Three outstanding representatives of different generations of art history, James S. Ackerman (†), Irving Lavin, and Horst Bredekamp have together paid a visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton. They explore the building in three richly illustrated essays that try to fathom the floating architecture of the "magician" Gehry in the context of both art and architectural history.
|Author||: Barbara Isenberg|
An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg 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, the redevelopment of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, 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. Conversations with Frank Gehry is essential reading for everyone interested in the art and craft of architecture, and for everyone fascinated by the most iconic buildings of our time, as well as the man and the mind behind them.
|Author||: Jean-Louis Cohen,Cahiers d'Art|
An authoritative compendium on the main masterpieces of Frank Gehry, including 480 illustrations and photographs, produced in collaboration with Cahiers d'Art. Experimenting with a range of materials from cheap mass-produced items to space-age titanium, and using 3D computer modeling as an architectural tool, Frank Gehry's buildings are remarkable and surprising, united by the sense of movement they convey. His projects flow, curve, bend, and crumple in novel and unexpected ways, subverting traditional building norms. From his own home in Santa Monica to the undulating Beekman Tower in New York, from the shining curves of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and his most recent construction, Luma Arles, Gehry has left his indelible mark on the history of architectural design. Forty of the renowned architect's most remarkable works are presented by architect and critic Jean-Louis Cohen, alongside views of the interiors and exteriors of each building. This tour includes many of Gehry's works throughout the United States and abroad, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the one-of-a-kind "Binoculars Building" in Los Angeles, and the beloved "Dancing House" in Prague.
|Author||: Rowan Moore|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—such as hope, power, sex, and our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture, yesterday and (especially) today. We are living in the most dramatic period in architectural history in more than half a century: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building is, and whole cities are being invented overnight in exotic locales or here in the United States. Now, in a bold and wide-ranging new work, Rowan Moore—former director of the Architecture Foundation, now the architecture critic for The Observer—explores the reasons behind these changes in our built environment, and how they in turn are changing the way we live in the world. Taking as his starting point dramatic examples such as the High Line in New York City and the outrageous island experiment of Dubai, Moore then reaches far and wide: back in time to explore the Covent Garden brothels of eighteenth-century London and the fetishistic minimalism of Adolf Loos; across the world to assess a software magnate’s grandiose mansion in Atlanta and Daniel Libeskind’s failed design for the World Trade Center site; and finally to the deeply naturalistic work of Lina Bo Bardi, whom he celebrates as the most underrated architect of the modern era.
|Author||: Frederic Migayrou,Aurelien Lemonier|
|Editor||: Prestel Pub|
Featuring fifty of Frank Gehry's most important projects, this lavish monograph presents the full range of the architect's work from the past six decades. This informative, fascinating volume is a must-have for his ardent fans and anyone interested in architecture.
|Author||: Suzanne Page|
This beautiful and authoritative book brings together a number of exceptional works of art whose audacity disrupted the course of art history at the beginning of the 20th century. Major artists including Monet, Mondrian, Malevich, Rothko, Bonnard, Picasso, Munch, Giacometti, Bacon, Léger, Picabia, Matisse, Kupka, and Kandinsky are each represented by a key piece from their oeuvre. The text comprises 20 essays on the individual artists by a team of internationally renowned experts. Additional essays grapple with important questions and current debates within the art world, such as which artists are now making art history, and what gives a work lasting iconic status. The book focuses on well-known, landmark works that are models of the passionate creation of art as well as staples of scholarship on art history.
|Author||: Sebastien Cherruet,Jacques Barsac,Pernette Perriand|
|Editor||: Editions Gallimard|
What is this 'new world' imagined by architect and designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999)? How did she reconceive our relationship with the natural world and the role of art in everyday life? The answers provided by this pioneer of modernity seem astonishingly relevant to us today. Published on the occassion of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's major retrospective dedicated to Charlotte Perriand and her links with the artists and architects of her era, this book offers a fresh interpretation of her work, which was characterized by commitment and freedom. Edited by Sébastien Cherruet and Jacques Barsac, with contributions from international authors, it presents an approach that is both chronological and thematic, inviting us on a journey of creativity through the twentieth century.
|Author||: Julien De Smedt|
|Editor||: Frame Publishers|
Built Unbuilt revisits 16 years of Julien De Smedt’s work from the inception of the architectural practice PLOT with Bjarke Ingels in 2001 to the work of JDSA and the founding of the design studio Makers With Agendas with William Ravn in 2013. The Built section of this book gives an overview of De Smedt’s built work seen through the lens of photographer Julien Lanoo. The Unbuilt section is a selective narrative by De Smedt of projects that haven’t made it to the built world.
|Author||: Jean-Michel Basquiat,Dieter Buchhart|
|Editor||: Hatje Cantz Verlag|
American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) quickly became one of art history's most luminescent personalities; his friendships with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Madonna, as well as his tragic death at the age of twenty-seven, are the stuff of legend. This retrospective publication traces the artist's unique career and pinpoints his important position in art history. Basquiat's works are marked by the kind of intensity and energy that also determined the course of his brief life. In just eight years--comparable to the career of Egon Schiele--Basquiat not only managed to create an extensive oeuvre, but also to establish new figurative and expressive elements alongside Conceptual and Minimal Art. At the age of twenty-one, he became the youngest artist ever to be invited to the documenta, while his work also anticipated that of Germany's Junge Wilde movement and the art of the nineties. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2592-7) Exhibition schedulde: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, May 9-September 5, 2010
|Author||: Reto Geiser|
Sigfried Giedion (1888?1968), one of the main protagonists of the architectural avant-garde in Europe, paradoxically achieved this reputation far from his homeland? in America. Nearly all of Giedion?s books written after his initial stay at Harvard University were published in English long before they became available in his native German. Reto Geiser sheds new light on Giedion?s life and reassesses his work through the lens of cultural transformation and modernization processes. The author questions the unbroken line of developments portrayed in the historiography of modern architecture, and argues that Giedion?s position in between two cultural spheres not only caused ruptures and contradictions in his work but also productively shaped its reception on either side of the Atlantic.
|Author||: Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos|
|Editor||: Vendome Press|
A fascinating, lavishly illustrated history of the art and architecture of Paris has been expanded to encompass more than eight hundred illustrations and detailed descriptions to capture the diverse beauty of Notre Dame's Gothic splendor, the French Impressionist paintings housed at the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, new architectural landmarks, and designs for works in progress.
|Author||: Darren Coffield|
|Editor||: Unbound Publishing|
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the closure of London’s most infamous arts establishment, the Colony Room Club in Soho, former member Darren Coffield has written the authorised history of this notorious drinking den. It’s a hair-raising romp through the underbelly of the post-war scene: during its sixty-year history, more romances, more deaths, more horrors and more sex scandals took place in the Colony than anywhere else. In the regimented and repressed atmosphere of post-war London, the Colony was heroically bohemian, largely thanks to the dominant personality of its owner, Muriel Belcher. Muriel was a combination of muse, mentor, critic and guru to those who gathered around her, just as the Colony provided a home for the confluence of talents that will be forever associated with the artistic circle of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. Tales from the Colony is an oral biography, consisting of previously unpublished and long-lost interviews with the characters who were central to the scene, giving the reader a flavour of what it was like to frequent the Club. With a glass in hand you’ll move through the decades listening to personal reminiscences, opinions and vitriol, from the authentic voices of those who were actually there. On your voyage through Soho’s lost bohemia, you’ll be served a drink by James Bond, sip champagne with Francis Bacon, queue for the loo with Christine Keeler, go racing with Jeffrey Bernard, get laid with Lucian Freud, kill time with Doctor Who, pick a fight with Frank Norman and pass out with Peter Langan. All with a stellar supporting cast including Peter O’Toole, George Melly, Suggs, Lisa Stansfield, Dylan Thomas, Jay Landesman, Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst and many, many more.
Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, he infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. Alain Elkann Interviews will provide an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years.