major sign of [Frank] Gehry's shifting sensibility was his studio and
house for Ron Davis of 1968-1972 in Malibu, which was in effect a large
corrugated-steel sculpture that explored the same themes of volume and
point perspective that the client was pursuing in his own art at the time.
This breakthrough project was chosen, with good reason, to open the current
Guggenheim retrospective as opus one of Gehry the artist."
Spirit of '76