Architect Frank Gehry's first major public work celebrates California's history in the aviation and aerospace industries with an ingenious use of space and light, an allusion to the challenges of aerospace design.
Photo courtesy El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
A bit of the Alps in the high desert between the Tehachapi and San Gabriel mountain ranges, built using salvaged plywood from theatrical sets to house a vibrant collection of Native American artifacts.
A testament to Frank Gehry's passion for utilitarian material, The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is dominated by chain link used to create a set of three-dimensional objects extending vertically and obliquely from the center of the complex.
When J. Paul Getty opened his Getty Villa in 1974—making his collection of Classical artworks available to the public—he felt certain the building should evoke a Classical design. The reviews were mixed.