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Frank Gehry in Pop-Up Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; Pop edition (September 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592237908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592237906
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 11.9 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Popups well done.
Ms. Dorothy Tinker
I realize some of gehry's work can be difficult to animate as a pop up, but it almost seems just a cursory vision of his work.
Lman
When I finally received my copy I was extremely disappointed in the book.
Sondra Mayer

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Sondra Mayer on May 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book was very difficult to purchase. I pre-ordered it with Amazon but it never came. I tried to find it elsewhere and was not successful for about a year. When I finally received my copy I was extremely disappointed in the book. The pop-up pages of Gehry's great shiny structures are produced in gray and they lack the reflective quality that the architect's buildings have. The publisher should have found a way of creating those pages using a silver metallic paper which would have given them the flavor of Gehry's work. What a missed opportunity. I wrote to the publisher suggesting that they produce a deluxe edition as I outlined but never got a response. This book made me sad.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lman on October 26, 2009
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its an ok pop-up book although the "pop-ups"leave much to be desired. I realize some of gehry's work can be difficult to animate as a pop up, but it almost seems just a cursory vision of his work.
Too much text v.s. actual built work in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Oddball on January 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My wife has been practicing architecture for over twenty years and she loved it. How often do you find a pop-up book for adults? Informative and fun. It gets more use than the other three hundred books on architecture lining our shelves.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
FRANK GEHRY IN POP-UP provides extraordinary 3-D creations through paper engineering that is outstanding: architectural marvels in pop-up replica accompanied by commentary on structure's history, design and construction. From colorful photos discussing Gehry's contributions to the extraordinary pop-ups themselves, FRANK GEHRY IN POP-UP is a unique achievement perfect for pop-up book fans.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jefferson L. Sherman on January 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My daughter was thrilled with this book and she is an architect. I thought it was much smaller, but is more coffee table sized. A great value.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kibby lee savannah on January 21, 2009
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A GREAT FUN 'INTRO' INTO THE AWE-INSPIRING WORK OF FRANK GEHRY. WHILE NOT A COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF GEHRY'S WORK THE BOOK SHOWS SEVERAL OF HIS MAJOR BUILDINGS IN A BEAUTIFUL POP-UP FORMAT THAT IS BOTH FUN AND EDUCATIONAL WITH SUFFICIENT WRITTEN TEXT TO GIVE A NICE UNDERSTANDING OF THESE ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS. A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY GEHRY FAN. THE BOOK IS LARGE AND BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND WOULD DO ANY COFFEE TABLE PROUD... WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE HAD MORE 'GEHRY POP-UPS' INCLUDED BUT CERTAINLY ENJOY THE BOOK AS IS...AM DEFINITELY READY FOR THE NEXT GEHRY 'POP UP' FEATURING MORE SELECTED WORKS SUCH AS THE TEAM DISNEYLAND ADMINISTRATION BLDNG,A 330,000-SQUARE FOOT BEAUTY IN YELLOW AND STAINLESS STEEL.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Z. Chadwick on April 21, 2008
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The beauty and excitement of Mr. Gehry's work really "pops" up to you in the informative and fun book. Anyone interest in architecture will love this book.
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By Benita on October 24, 2013
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Nothing against the book itself - it is exactly what it is advertised as - but I think the reason it wasn't a 5 star has to do with Gehry himself. It is just hard to contain something like this in a small format. My son commented that we just need to go see the places up close and he is right. This is a great way to get the feeling for the architecture though!
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