Landing : Athabascau University

Urban Anthropology and the Architect Frank Gehry

By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group June 23, 2016 - 11:04am

Students enrolled in Anthropology 394: Urban Anthropology may find the following volume of interest: Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) by Paul Goldberger.  Goldberger discusses the full range of Gehry's work from his early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to  the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.  Of relevance to urban anthropology is the author's exploration of Gehry's approach  to designing  buildings that  are integrated into their respective urban settings.    Gehry connected art to technology, design to history, materials to industry.  This volume has been described as "the saga of the architectural milieu of the twenty-first century".  It is a wonderful read!

Comments

These comments are moderated. Your comment will not be visible unless accepted by the content owner.

Only simple HTML formatting is allowed and any hyperlinks will be stripped away. If you need to include a URL then please simply type it so that users can copy and paste it if needed.

(Required)

(Required)


AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology