Frank Gehry, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao



STEP 1 In order to complete your task, you need to research on the given website figuring out a brief introduction to the main features of Deconstructivism. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/architecture/deconstructivism.htm (see the paragraphs Summary and Characteristics)

Your brochure will answer the following questions: What are the main characteristics of Deconstructivism?  What did it enable to develop this kind of architecture?

STEP 2 Then you will write a short biography of Gehry, reading the following website: http://www.biography.com/people/frank-gehry-9308278#synopsis. Featured in it, you will also find his architectural philosophy and his selection of materials. Don't forget to mention them. (If you want, you can skip the last paragraph entitled Later Life)

STEP 3 Describe the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao according to the explanation in the paragraphs Although the metallic form of the exterior looks.... and Because of their mathematical intricacy...  in the following web page http://www.archdaily.com/422470/ad-classics-the-guggenheim-museum-bilbao-frank-gehry You will also explain why the Guggenheim Museum was built in Bilbao.  See the paragraph which begins with The Guggenheim Bilbao was also part of an ambitious urban renewal... in https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/global-contemporary/a/gehry-bilbao. Featured in it, you will find also the museum plan (the same you see in the beginning of this page) and a very useful paragraph, which illustrate it. This paragraph begins with The central atrium� (It is almost at the end of the page).

STEP 4 Whose masterpieces are collected in The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao? For this answer read the web-site https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/site/guggenheim-museum-bilbao/page/2 Don�t forget to click on the page link Read more

STEP 5 Arrange a presentation where your group will share your knowledge about Gehry and practice enough times to ensure a smooth delivery.

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