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Art I LOVE: Frank Gehry ‘Fred and Ginger building’ Prague, Czech Republic

Posted in ART, DESIGN, FAVORITE ART: Art I LOVE with tags , , on June 16, 2009 by echostains

gehry3 nationale-nedderlanden prague

 

gehry3 nationale-nedderlanden prague

The Nationale Nederlanden or The Dancing building or Fred and Ginger or the Rasin are all names for one of my favorite buildings: the architect is Frank Gehry b. Poland 1929.  The building is in Prague, and I was lucky enough to see it (albeit only from a distance).

dancing windows nationale Nederlanden building

 

dancing windows nationale Nederlanden building

The building has been likened to the movements of  a pair of dancers (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers).  Indeed, the building does have a kind of playful  movement to it: the windows, placed at different levels, seem to bounce!

More on Gehry later….

Read about the building here

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