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NEWS
September 11, 2003 | James Verini, Special to The Times
When the Walt Disney Concert Hall opens for business next month, the world's eyes will be upon it, partly because the concert hall is expected to rejuvenate the fortunes of downtown Los Angeles, partly because the building looks like a giant space tulip (incongruous truths worthy of its quiet yet provocative architect) but mostly because that architect is Frank O. Gehry.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 4, 2003 | Lisa Boone
"Frank O. GEHRY: Work in Progress," opening Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles, highlights the architect's design process through an examination of his firm's most current work. Focusing on 10 to 12 projects, the exhibition, composed of sketches, photographs, study models and final design models, traces the evolution of Gehry Partners' recent work from inception to final design.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Following Monday's announcement that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will withdraw plans for a major new Manhattan development due to the rocky state of the U.S. economy, the development's architect, Frank Gehry, says he's not writing off the project just yet.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2002 | Mike Boehm
Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry is mulling over another project on the Iberian Peninsula, where his famous, ship-like design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, is one of contemporary architecture's greatest hits.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2002 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Times Staff Writer
In a celebrity-obsessed age, Frank Gehry has attained a stature that would make Andy Warhol quiver with jealousy. Since the runaway success of his design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, completed five years ago, Gehry has become one of the world's most recognizable cultural figures. His buildings -- raucous explosions of shimmering metal -- have become the dominant image of contemporary architecture, more familiar, perhaps, than the earlier landmarks of Frank Lloyd Wright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed at first that by moving his office to a site outside Playa Vista's boundaries, architect Frank Gehry was cutting his ties to the controversial coastal wetlands construction project. Instead, workers preparing Gehry's new design studio were creating a new controversy by cutting down a towering eucalyptus tree that was the Westside's last tie with Ballona Creek's historic rancho era. The 100-foot tree shaded ranchers' headquarters for generations.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2002 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architect Frank Gehry denied on Tuesday that he was swayed by the opponents of the Playa Vista project who last week celebrated the acclaimed architect's decision to relocate his firm to an industrial section near Marina del Rey instead of into Playa Vista as announced last year. Gehry said his decision was driven by business practicalities and not by the environmentalists who have lobbied the architect to cut his ties to the project and support their efforts to restore wetlands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2002 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmentalists delivering a thank-you note Friday to architect Frank Gehry for picking someplace other than Playa Vista for his new design studio said they hope to make the "Spruce Goose" hangar a cornerstone of a future nature center at the site. In urging Gehry to support the conversion of Howard Hughes' old aircraft plant, activists said they want to preserve Hughes' historic and huge Spruce Goose Hangar.
BOOKS
October 14, 2001 | HAL FOSTER, Hal Foster is Townsend Martin professor of art and archeology at Princeton University, and is the author of 'Design and Crime,' forthcoming from Verso next year. A slightly different version of his essay first appeared in the London Review of Books (www.lrb.co.uk)
For many people, Frank Gehry is not only our master architect but our master artist as well. Projects and prizes, books and exhibitions flow toward him (including a retrospective at the Guggenheim Bilbao, opening Oct. 29), and he is often called, without a blush of embarrassment, a genius. Why all the hoopla? Is this designer of metallic museums and curvy concert halls, luxury houses and flashy corporate headquarters truly Our Greatest Living Artist?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry was urged Wednesday to resign as a designer of a controversial construction project in what environmentalists claim is Los Angeles' last significant remaining wetlands area. Protesters staged a 90-minute vigil outside Gehry's Santa Monica office after begging him in a private meeting to end his association with the Playa Vista project--the proposed huge development of residential and commercial buildings alongside Ballona Creek near Marina del Rey.
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