Frank Gehry: Deconstructionist Architecture

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How, if at all, does the work of Frank Gehry epitomise the style of Deconstructionist architecture?

I have always been fascinated by the great work from an architect whose works are always associated with the architecture style, deconstructionist architecture. It is hugely because of the momentum, the chaos, the distortion that large amount of his works consist of. I was questioning who might this crazy man be, who put all those bizarre looking gigantic sculptures around the world. His name is Frank Owen Gehry, a Canadian born American architect, who has won not only awards and honours but also attention and recognition from different people in and outside of the industry. Some say he is just a crazy man doing crazy sketches and building spatially
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and can also be experienced with emotions especially when the harmony created with the environment and the chemistry that has created with the space and forms, thus a lot of people saying architecture is a piece of artwork or perhaps easily being mixed-up with a piece of sculpture. Critics and people will then always associate art theories and movement to interpret each building, in order to build the coherence with the structure. Architecture is not just something that is tangible and physical, it is considered as a social humane art. The principles, ideas, paradigms of a society can all be directly reflected in its architecture. Similarly, understanding architecture is like reading texts, by reading we can understand the structure and the relationships in a societ. Nowadays, interrelations between architecture and human sciences is significant, and intellectuals have influenced architecture with numerous amount of thinking being established and developed, thus more and more architects are fond to borrow different thinking to their designs such as Structuralism, Modernism, Post-modernism, Futurism, etc. Yet there are some contradictions between philosophy and architecture that require thinkers or designers to…show more content…
Deconstruction is a philosophy developed with the influence of structuralism and actively being discussed and criticised in the late 1960’s. The idea of deconstruction has caused a lot of controversies and misconception which split the advocates and criticizing party of the idea. Nonetheless, deconstruction has shifted intellectuals in viewing the world and bringing an impact in the creative field of the world such as literature, architecture, the fine arts, music, etc. The term “deconstruction” was first brought up to the world by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida in his book “De La Grammatologie” (1967). This very first text set the foundation of this idea and brought Derrida into fame. Unlike the others, the idea of deconstruction was further developed based on the denial of
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