For many, Frank Gehry is considered the most important living architect. To Chicagoans, his undulating Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is at the very heart of our city. Paul Goldberger, the New Yorker’s architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters, finds that understanding Gehry’s work and personal story holds undeniable appeal. In Building Art, Goldberger looks to the man’s immigrant grandparents, two marriages, and even his longtime therapist, to provide a context for his audacious and impressive structures.
This Chicago Humanities Festival program is presented in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians.
A book signing will follow this program.