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Building Art

The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

by Paul Goldberger

Hardcover, 513 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $35 |


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A first full-fledged critical biography of one of the most famous architects of our time presents and evaluates his work, considers his personal life, analyzes his "aw, shucks" persona and the intense ambition it masks, examines his anxieties about fame and discusses how he thinks about and uses technology.

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Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. "I love going to Bilbao. ... People come out and hug me," he says. "We all need love." Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Frank Gehry's Lifelong Challenge: To Create Buildings That Move

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