Thursday, September 21, 2006
Every great architect is -- necessarily -- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age -Frank Llyod Wright
We watched the Sydney Pollack documentary about architect Frank Gehry the other night and I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting it was. Opinions on his work are not ambivalent, critics either love it or hate it. Pollack is a friend and a fan of Gehry and it is a compelling non-chalant format. Pictured above, for non locals who may not recognize it, are different phases of Gehry's Advanced Technologies Labratory on the U of Iowa campus because this was one of his creations that did not make the film. I guess if you had to choose from his many buildings like the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, or science building in Iowa City the choice would be easier. We missed this when it came to the Bijou recently but am grateful for Netflix's catalogue as a backup.
Caught the first part of the PBS documentary on Warhol last night, part II is tonight on PBS. So far it has been very well done. More later.