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Gehry Creates New Waves

Architecht Frank Gehry's billowing, silver surface graces Bard College's Fisher Center for Performing Arts.
May 15, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Ever since the early days of his more than 40-year career, Gehry has designed structures for the common man, using humble materials such as chain-link fencing and plywood, to give his creations a raw, spontaneous feel. At the Fisher Center, Gehry's aesthetic matched his mandate. As Craig Webb, senior partner at Gehry Partners architectural firm in Santa Monica, Calif., who worked on the project, says of Bard president Leon Botstein, '[He] is very much a populist. He strongly believes in making his college open and down to earth. He wanted rugged but expressive materials and a straight-forward design with simple materials and exposed concrete.'"

Thanks to CSMonitor Newswire

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Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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