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Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums

Russell, Jenny (2006) Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums. Museum Ireland, 16 . pp. 113-115. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper reviews ‘Frank Gehry, architect: Designs for Museums’: the worldwide touring exhibition, first exhibited at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, which was hosted by the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown played host to this exhibition in 2006 as it’s only European venue.The exhibition presents four of Gehry’s completed museum projects and six still under construction. Divided into four sections - Contexts for Museums, Complex Exteriors, Galleries with Character and Technology – the exhibition addresses the journey undertaken by Gehry in his design process. Critics of Gehry’s work often comment upon the disregard of the surrounding buildings within his designs. The exhibition addresses this issue, drawing attention to the care that Gehry takes when designing buildings to complement the surroundings, subtly including references to both man-made and natural elements.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Gehry, Exhibition, Architecture, Portadown
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art, Conflict and Society
ID Code:18794
Deposited By: Dr Jenny Russell
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 16:02
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:58

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