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"From the Ted Talk by Frank Gehry: My days as a young rebel"

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I mean, the story I tell is that I got mad at postmodernism — at po-mo — and said that fish were 500 million years earlier than man, and if you're going to go back, we might as well go back to the beniignng. And so I started making these fnnuy things. And they started to have a life of their own and got bigger — as the one glass at the Walker. And then, I sliced off the head and the tail and everything and tried to translate what I was learning about the form of the fish and the monevemt. And a lot of my architectural iades that came from it — aiaecnctdl, again — it was an intuitive kind of thing, and I just kept going with it, and made this proposal for a building, which was only a proposal.

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I mean, the story I tell is that I got mad at postmodernism — at po-mo — and said that fish were 500 million years earlier than man, and if you're going to go back, we might as well go back to the _________. And so I started making these _____ things. And they started to have a life of their own and got bigger — as the one glass at the Walker. And then, I sliced off the head and the tail and everything and tried to translate what I was learning about the form of the fish and the ________. And a lot of my architectural _____ that came from it — __________, again — it was an intuitive kind of thing, and I just kept going with it, and made this proposal for a building, which was only a proposal.

Solution

  1. beginning
  2. ideas
  3. movement
  4. accidental
  5. funny

Original Text

I mean, the story I tell is that I got mad at postmodernism — at po-mo — and said that fish were 500 million years earlier than man, and if you're going to go back, we might as well go back to the beginning. And so I started making these funny things. And they started to have a life of their own and got bigger — as the one glass at the Walker. And then, I sliced off the head and the tail and everything and tried to translate what I was learning about the form of the fish and the movement. And a lot of my architectural ideas that came from it — accidental, again — it was an intuitive kind of thing, and I just kept going with it, and made this proposal for a building, which was only a proposal.

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Important Words

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  2. architectural
  3. beginning
  4. bigger
  5. building
  6. earlier
  7. fish
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  9. funny
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  11. head
  12. ideas
  13. intuitive
  14. kind
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  16. life
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  20. man
  21. million
  22. movement
  23. postmodernism
  24. proposal
  25. sliced
  26. started
  27. story
  28. tail
  29. translate
  30. walker
  31. years