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  • [Paris] The Cinémathèque Française - Frank Gehry

    On a brief trip to Paris this summer managed to visit The Cinémathèque française. http://www.cinematheque.fr

    No prize for guessing the architect!

    Quite subtle for his work i thought and sits well in its space.

    Also had a great steak chips and Leffe Beer for lunch! Cafe terrace on ground floor.

    Location
    Rue de Bercy No. 51 (nearest metro station is Bercy)


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...00284&t=h&z=19



    Should you also be interested in film, and you should! then it is also a must visit.
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  • #2
    I went there a few times. It's not my favourite building by gehry : I always feel like it's missing a little something.
    What is interesting is that it was not destined to home the cinematheque : at first it was the American Center in Paris. But it closed its doors almost as soon as it opened

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    • #3
      Strangely enough, it does not deliver functionally. In comparison to the BFI on London’s South bank, it is a poor cousin, as a centre for cinema.

      Ironic really as the French invented cinema.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TheEdge View Post
        I...What is interesting is that it was not destined to home the cinematheque...
        maybe it should have been a cinema, preventing the club from closing soon after beginning.

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        • #5
          I think as with most of Gehry's work, it's always interesting how he integrate the organic forms with the more regular, often the address to the street. It is a pity most published images show only the most wacky bits.

          In Google Streetview, you can actually see the street front address on Rue de Bercy. Wish to see more photos. Do you have more bluevinny?


          http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...5.25,,0,-15.74

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          • #6
            Sadly only one! was rally short on time that day. too many beers to drink.

            I agree there is a symbiosis he achieves that just looks correct.

            I will on my next visit to Paris go back and take some more. Its only an hour and half on the train from my home!
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