The Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

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The
Frank Gehry–designed, titanium-clad phenomenon that upstaged the Guggenheim’s
Frank Lloyd Wright transformed the way the world understands architecture, art
museums, and the strategies for reviving depressed industrial cities. Today,
the shiny undulating museum doesn’t look as shocking as it once did, but it
does embody a certain kind of late 20th-century thinking—the thrill of
formal complexity and high art.

Small
Is Beautiful:
Alternatively,
we could make a case for Frank Gehry’s first major building, the diminutive
white Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

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The Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

The
Frank Gehry–designed, titanium-clad phenomenon that upstaged the Guggenheim’s
Frank Lloyd Wright transformed the way the world understands architecture, art
museums, and the strategies for reviving depressed industrial cities. Today,
the shiny undulating museum doesn’t look as shocking as it once did, but it
does embody a certain kind of late 20th-century thinking—the thrill of
formal complexity and high art.

Small
Is Beautiful:
Alternatively,
we could make a case for Frank Gehry’s first major building, the diminutive
white Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Aitor Las Hayas [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/98444026@N00/

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