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The World's Greatest Living Architect

Jay Merrick reviews the life and work of the "world's greatest living architect."
October 27, 2003, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...does [Frank] Gehry merit the praise that has been heaped upon him? If the titanium tsunami in Bilbao were his only great building, then obviously not. There has to be an "X" factor that separates him from such brilliant practitioners as Renzo Piano, the complex Libeskind, the extraordinarily creative Frenchman Jean Nouvel and the increasingly corporate Foster. Gehry's edge is that he is, unmistakably, rawly artistic in a profession dominated by "signature building" artistes. He is a sculptor who happens to do buildings...

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Published on Friday, October 24, 2003 in The Guardian Unlimited
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