Saturday, July 15, 2006



Frank Gehry (pronounced Gary), b. 1929 in Toronto, Ontario as Ephraim Goldberg. At age 17 he moved to California and later graduated from the U.C.L.A. School of Architecture. Today he is a naturalised American citizen and lives in Los Angeles.

An architect known for his sculptural approach to building design, he is best known for building curvaceous structures, often covered with reflective metal. His most famous work, and the clearest expression of his style, is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

One of his current projects is the expansion of the Art Gallery of Ontario which is expected to be completed by 2008.

The famous Hollywood movie director Sidney Pollack shot this with a hand held video camera. The result comes across more like a “home-movie” instead of the usual classical style of a documentary.

But that doesn’t mean to say there is not a lot to be learned about this world-renowned architect from Canada. Although the views of some critics are included, it is not a balanced documentary since the man behind it is a long-time friend of the principal. But again, it doesn’t have to be.

for brief strong language (couple of four-letter words).

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