- Frank Gehry is arguably one of the two most widely known architects (the other is Frank Lloyd Wright, my personal favorite).
- While Gehry's buildings don't appeal to me as much as Wright's buildings, the process Gehry uses fascinates me.
- Dale Dauten, writing about lessons to be learned from Gehy's genius describes the process this way:
By this point in my reading and research, I was seeing connections everywhere. Because the Gehry Style is what I encourage when I teach. It's through the use of novels, plays, movies, mythology, and music that many of us do our best and most creative work--and learn to see the connections that exist across and among seemingly disparate things. And the ability to see connections seems critical to correctly framing a problem...and then solving it.
If we wanted to apply his style to, say, working on a new sales presentation, we wouldn't use other sales presentations for ideas, we'd use novels or plays, movies, paintings . . . maybe even, I don't know, zoos, or airports. And not just one, but dozens. Some would become rough models, several going at once.
And, based on student responses to The Journal of Higher Education debate, the students get it...maybe even more than the educators. More on that soon.