Tuesday, October 11, 2011


You know, I got very angry when other architects started making buildings that look like greek temples.
I thought it was a denial of the present.
It is a rotten thing to do to our children.
It is as if we are telling them there is nothing to do but look back.
It is like there is no reason to be optimistic about the future.
So I got angry.
That is really when I started drawing fish,
Because the fish has been around for thousands and thousands of years.
It is a natural creature, very fluid.
It is a continuous form,
And it survives.
And it is not contrived.
To tell you the truth,
I did not intend for it to become a central from when it first occurred to me.
It was an instinctive thing.

by Frank Gehry

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