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How Frank Gehry became Frank Gehry

Renowned architect is depicted in biography not as a genius, but as talented and diligent

DISTINCTIVE STYLE: (Above) A scale model titled "Gehry Residence" on display at the "Frank Gehry" exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art earlier this month.

DISTINCTIVE STYLE: The success of the Guggenheim Bilbao put Mr Gehry (above) on the map permanently.

New York

EVEN if you can't name a building by architect Frank Gehry, you'll know it when you see it: his is the structure whose panoply of lines pile up against one another, with angles so improbable as to look barely functional. His style is bright, dynamic, and as subtle as a police...

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