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Title Symphony : Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall / preface by Deborah Borda ; introduction by Frank Gehry ; with essays by Richard Koshalek [and others] ; photography by Grant Mudford
Published New York : Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, [2003]
New York : Harry N. Abrams in association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 2003


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Description 173 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm
Contents Preface / Deborah Borda -- Introduction / Frank Gehry -- The impossible becomes possible: the making of Walt Disney Concert Hall / Richard Koshalek / Dana Hutt -- All shiny and new: Walt Disney Concert Hall and the rehabilitation of downtown Los Angeles / Carol McMichael Reese -- A barge with billowing sails / Michael Webb -- Variations and traditions: classical music in the twenty-first century / Esa-Pekka Salonen
Summary "Symphony, which includes an introduction by Gehry, traces the history of the Concert Hall from its inception through completion in four illuminating essays and stunning photographs by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Mudford. Authors Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt describe the dramatic journey beginning with an unprecedented gift of $50 million in 1988 from the late Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, for a new home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to final construction of the building. Carol McMichael Reese explores the planning of the Concert Hall in relation to a century of efforts to make Downtown Los Angeles the economic and cultural hub of the city. Architecture critic and writer Michael Webb eloquently describes the artistry and complex engineering of this unique structure. And Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, recounts his first impressions of Gehry and the architectural models for the new building in an essay that also defines what makes a great orchestra and a world-class concert hall." "Attracting visitors from around the world, Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most important and innovative buildings of recent years. Symphony brings its story to all those interested in modern architecture and the vitality of classical music."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Subject Gehry, Frank O., 1929-
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Music-halls -- California -- Los Angeles.
Music-halls -- California -- Los Angeles -- Design and construction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Gehry, Frank O., 1929- author
Koshalek, Richard, author
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
LC no. 2003112419
ISBN 9780979472749 (paperback)
9780810949812 (hardback)
Other Titles Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall