Frank Gehry's work has been described as "habitable sculpture". He is widelycknowledged as the father of the "Los Angeles School". Characterized byheir collage-like complexity, their shifts in geometry and frequent use oftilitarian materials, Gehry's buildings blur the fine line that separatesrt and architecture. Recent work includes the widely acclaimed Vitra Designuseum at Wein am Rhein in Germany, and the bizarre "Fishdance" restaurant inobe, Japan.;The California Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles exemplifiesehry's irreverent, exploded-then-reassembled punk style. Irregular, angularorms break out of spatial boudaries, restructuring them in multi-layered,verlapping and antithetical ways. Gehry's witty approach is encapsulated byhe aeroplane sculpture on the building's facade, appearing to soar into thelue Californian sky.Sharp, Dennis is the author of 'California Aerospace Museum' with ISBN 9780714827810 and ISBN 0714827819.