No building has been more anticipated than Frank Gehry's stunning new museum in Bilbao, an industrial city in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Philip Johnson, the dean of American architects, has declared it to be 'the greatest building of our time, ' while Sverre Fehn, winner of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize (Gehry received the award in 1989), has stated, 'This building is fantastic. ' Gehry's use of nontraditional materials and his sensitivity to the environments for his buildings is legendary; his method of envisioning a building through semiautomatic drawings and handmade models is little known, but provides an immediate entry into his creative process. This book celebrates the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and details its design process. With more than 200 color and duotone reproductions, it brings to life Gehry's greatest achievement yet. Coosje van Bruggen, who has collaborated with Gehry on various architectural and art projects, documents the history of the Guggenheim Bilbao from conception through design and construction. With unique access to the architect and his studio, she has uncovered scores of fascinating drawings and working photographs, published here for the first time. French edition. In good condition. Relié, toile, jaquette illustree en couleurs, 230 x 380mm., 211pp., colour illustration throughout. ISBN 9782732425726.