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On the good ship lollipop : Frank O. Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton /
James S. Ackerman, Irving Lavin, Horst Bredekamp ; edited by Kolja Thurner ; translation from German into English, Katharina Lee Chichester, Tarek Ibrahim.
imprint
Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2019.
description
95 p. : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm.
ISBN
3035617589, 9783035617580
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imprint
Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2019.
isbn
3035617589
9783035617580
contents note
Foreword / by Frank O. Gehry -- Introduction -- Gehry plays / by Kolja Thurner -- The Vuitton Foundation -- art, architecture, engineering / by James S. Ackerman -- FOG magus -- the most complicated building ever built / by Irving Lavin -- Water, earth and wind -- a ship sailing from within / by Horst Bredekamp -- Voyage -- exploring the ship, a photo essay.
abstract
The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank O. Gehry rises from the Bois de Boulogne as a new landmark in the Parisian skyline. Gehry's dynamic architecture is both glittering and multifaceted: is it a sailing vessel, an iceberg, or a sea monster? It fascinates with its wealth of references and, at the same time, escapes any clear-cut definition. Three outstanding representatives of different generations of art history, James S. Ackerman, Irving Lavin, and Horst Bredekamp have together paid a visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton. They explore the building in three richly illustrated essays that try to fathom the floating architecture of the "magician" Gehry in the context of both art and architectural history.
catalogue key
12983343
 
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