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A Constructive Madness wherein Frank Gehry and Peter Lewis spend a fortune and a decade, end up with nothing and change the world

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Frank Gehry
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A Constructive Madness wherein Frank Gehry and Peter Lewis spend a fortune and a decade, end up with nothing and change the world

Special Screening
Jeffrey Kipnis, Tom Ball, and Brian Neff, 2002

Thu, Nov 14, 2002 7 PM

Written by Jeffrey Kipnis, the Wexner Center's interim chief curator of exhibitions and curator of architecture and design, A Constructive Madness captures the human drama surrounding an incredibly significant, but ultimately unrealized, architectural project.

Peter Lewis, chair of Ohio-based insurance giant The Progressive Corporation, hired architect Frank Gehry to design a house in suburban Cleveland.

Over the next nine years, the project grew in scope, ambition, and budget and became a touchstone for the architectÌs most experimental ideas. The Lewis house (and an enigmatic piece of red velvet) played a central role in transforming Gehry's style and his attitude toward the use of the computer as a creative tool in design.

Written by Jeffrey Kipnis, the Wexner Center's interim chief curator of exhibitions and curator of architecture and design, the film premiered in August at a benefit screening presented by the Aspen Filmfest. To Kipnis A Constructive Madness is "not a lecture or a lesson, but an entertaining story, a drama expressed in the medium of architecture." (61 mins.)

Presented by the Knowlton School of Architecture and the Wexner Center.

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