Architect Frank Gehry will speak as part of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture's fall 2010 lecture and events series tomorrow.
Gehry will converse with Julie Iovine, executive editor of The Architect's Newspaper and Yael Reisner, author of Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship. The book is based on 16 interviews Reisner conducted with some of the world's most creative designers, including Gehry, on their beliefs, experiences, and position on aesthetics. The designers discuss their formative experiences, creative processes and motivations, and whether they think that beauty is integral or nonessential to architecture.
Gehry's notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; and the "Dancing House" building, Prague. He received the Pritzker Prize, the world's most prestigious architecture award, in 1989.
Over the years, he has lent his designs to a number of products outside the field of architecture, including the Wyborovka Vodka bottle, a wristwatch for Fossil, jewelry for Tiffany & Co., and the World Cup of Hockey trophy. In 2005, the architect and his work were the subject of a feature-length documentary film, Sketches of Frank Gehry, by director Sydney Pollack.
Gehry established his practice in Los Angeles in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2001 and currently supports a staff of over 120 people.
Event details are listed here.