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Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao, 1997.

NO LIVING ARCHITECT has done more to change the face of the field than Frank Gehry. Many of his works—the Guggenheim Bilbao among them—are world-famous attractions, while his pioneering engagement with digital modeling software has permanently altered the way buildings are designed and constructed around the globe. Here, as part of Artforum’s ongoing conversation series about museum architecture, senior editor Julian Rose speaks with Gehry about art, architecture, technology, and the complex interplay among them.

Frank Gehry, Danziger Studio and Residence, 1965, Hollywood, CA. Photo: Michael Moran/OTTO.

JULIAN ROSE: Not many architects can say they have a cultural phenomenon named after their work. But it’s been two decades since your Guggenheim building opened and people still refer to the “Bilbao effect” to describe the transformative impact that architecture can have on a city. That project unquestionably changed architecture’s role on the global

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