Frank O. Gehry (1975) Part 2 of 2

Frank Gehry continues his lecture by presenting some of his smaller scale projects including his investigations of cardboard furniture. He explains that the images of the furniture being “strength-tested” with elephants and automobiles were necessary to prove the durability of cardboard.

He discusses a Billy Al Bengston installation at LACMA (1968), which marked the beginning of his interest in corrugated steel.

This material exploration continued into the next set of projects in which he combined minimalism with flexible program and perspectival illusion: a hay barn in Mission Viejo, he Ron Davis studio and residence (1972), and two outdoor concert ampitheaters: the Marriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD (1974) and the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA (1975).

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