Frank Gehry has energized the field of architecture. He has challenged convention, inspired debate and startled our sensitivities.
He’s been designing buildings for 30 years, but it wasn’t until this last decade he had a personal breakthrough that led to designs/buildings throughout the world that are truly prophetic, culminating with the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
The Bilbao Museum may well prove to be a cultural watershed, ushering us into a new era of architecture. In a world that is moving so fast, Gehry wanted to convey fluidity and openness and that’s when he entered his latest period of daring swoops and curves made in titanium and steel.
On the verge of the millenium, Bilbao is an immensely optimistic and positive piece of work. And no wonder, Gehry says, “I’ve noticed that buildings have an influence on behavior, people and culture. I like to do things that make people happy.”
(Hosted by Christopher Lydon)