September 26, 2006

tivo alert

My friend and photographer Tres from Dallas told me months ago about a great movie he had seen called "Sketches of Frank Gehry". Gehry is the architect of the Disney Hall here in LA, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and several residences (including his own) here in Venice, CA. Tres said the movie is a fascinating look into not just Gehrey's work, but also the creative process. Today I got an email from him passing on that the film is now being shown on PBS as part of the "American Masters" series. It airs tomorrow (Wednesday) night in most places at 9pm. Check the link below for your local listings, and set your tivo so you won't have to miss Project Runway.

  • "Sketches of Frank Gehry" local listings link
  • 1 comment:

    Tim said...

    Wow...I'm watching to show right now and only 40 minutes into it have had several "A-ha" moments specifically related to his process of getting from idea to something concrete. No pun intended.

    Also, I liked the explanation of going from model to getting the design into an electronic or paper version for building specs.

    Finally, the "just try it and see if you like it" is a good reminder to a "whole-brained" person sometimes stuck in a "left-brained" industry. Thanks for the recommendation.