I would like to thank Frank Gehry, his partners, designers and project teams for giving me the opportunity to observe, absorb, record and select the tremendous amount of material for the exhibition. It has been an inspiring adventure.
A very special thank you to Keith Mendenhall for always being there for me. Thank you to Jill Auerbach for access to her storage records and to Edwin Chan and the Guggenheim NY model building team for letting me use their charrette videos in the exhibition. Thank you to Whit Preston for all the great model photographs and to Berta Gehry for being on my side.
My thanks also go to Photographer Thomas Mayer for letting me pick from his Frank Gehry archive, Photographer Julius Shulman Hon. AIA for the loan of his early Frank Gehry photographs, Architectural Record and editor-in-chief Robert Ivy for letting me use excerpts from a Frank Gehry interview and The New Yorker for the recording of the conversation between Paul Goldberger and Frank Gehry at the Cond Nast Cafeteria.
Finally, I would like to thank Richard Andrews, Director of the Henry Art Gallery, for his invitation to bring the exhibition to Seattle and to create this catalogue, and Sara Pasti, the Henry's Director of Curatorial Affairs, for serving as the primary contact for the project.