Architecture,  Design

The Getty acquires Frank Gehry archive

Thirty years of papers, models, sketches and other material from the work files of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry have been acquired by The Getty Research Institute, part purchase and part gift.

Model, Walt Disney Concert Hall, acquired by The Getty

If you live in Toronto, you’ve seen the Canadian-born, LA-based architect’s work, notably in his renovation of the Art Gallery of Ontario.  His visionary buildings are striking structures and many have become must-visit destinations – including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Model of Norton House, Venice, California, 1982–84.

It’s impossible to cover Gehry’s achievements in one short post, so have a look at this Architectural Digest piece on his famous designs.  The material going to The Getty includes models for private homes, such as the Norton House (above).

The Getty Research Institute page on Frank Gehry, here.

Frank Gehry’s biography, here.


  • Resa

    Oh…kay! I must be honest, here! I hate the makeover of the Art Gallery, more than I have words to express.
    That is not to knock many other amazing works of his, but The Art Gallery, cold and overdone in its modernity, breaks my heart.

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