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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Santa Monica, California, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1979-present (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGehry, Frank Owenen_US
dc.date1979-2020en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T17:44:55Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T17:44:55Z
dc.date.issued1979-2020en_US
dc.identifier212684en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 81en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120098
dc.descriptionView of a window on the north wall; "Adhering to the spirit of ad-hocism... Frank Gehry's own house in Los Angeles [Santa Monica] is rather a collision of parts, built to stay but with a deliberately unfinished, ordinary builderlike sensibility of parts. An existing and very pedestrian two-story gambrel-roofed clapboard residence had much of its interior removed and walls stripped back to their original two-by- four stud frame, beams, and rafters. It was then expanded by wrapping the old house with a metal slipcover creating a new set of spaces around its perimeter. The antirefinement type enclosure is built of the most mundane materials, corrugated aluminum metal siding, plywood, glass and chain-link fencing, and deliberately has randomly slanted lines and angled protrusions. Although the house retains a certain minimalist sense, the effort here is cluttered expressionistic and the sensibility is freely intended as artistically intuitive, of accident not resolved. With the original house almost intact formwise, Gehry, in effect, lifted back the skin to reveal the building as layers, with new forms breaking out and tilting away from the original, to create a forerunner of the Deconstructionist spirit of the eighties." pp 228-230. Source: Heyer, Paul; American architecture : ideas and ideologies in the late twentieth century, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1993 (0442013280) (accessed 12/30/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumcorrugated aluminum metal siding; plywood; chain link; concrete blocken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.subjectDeconstructivisten_US
dc.titleGehry Houseen_US
dc.title.alternativeGehry Residenceen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GF-GH-B2en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypehouseen_US
dc.contributor.displayFrank Owen Gehry (American architect, born 1929)en_US


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