Explore the Era

Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists.

Frank Gehry Residence

Frank Gehry Residence. Photo: Greg Headley / Creative Commons

Frank Gehry Residence. Photo: Greg Headley / Creative Commons

From 1977 to 1978, architect Frank Gehry reworked the facades and interiors of the home he had purchased at this location, producing a dynamic and unexpected twist on the traditional suburban California home. Gehry used simple materials such as corrugated aluminum siding, chain-link fencing, and plywood. By wrapping the original structure with the siding, he create new spaces around the edges of the building. It remains one of the early examples of what has come to be known as deconstructivist architecture.

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