Complete 19 pages APA formatted article: Frank Gehry: Deconstructivist Architecture. The deconstructivist movement started in the 1960s, wherein French philosopher Jacques Derrida became the main proponent. The basic deconstructivist ideas are that literary texts can be read in many ways, and not just one and that the whole is secondary to its parts. In architecture, deconstructivism indicates that buildings are its parts and pieces. The deconstructivist approach to design underscores the essence of breaking parts into pieces in order to understand their interrelations in creating the whole.This paper will talk about Gehry’s life, his architectural philosophy, the people who influenced this philosophy, the particular ideas he brought to his work, his famous students, how he used building materials to express architectural ideas, and a description and analysis of his works with some emphasis on several furniture and buildings and his management style.Frank Owen Gehry is born on February 28, 1929, in Toronto, Canada as Frank Owen Goldberg. His parents are Irwin and Thelma Goldberg. His maternal grandparents are Sam and Lillian Caplan Goldberg, who are Polish Jewish immigrants to Canada. Sam Goldberg is a scholar of the Talmud, a set of writings that serves as the core of Jewish law. Jewish traditions significantly influenced Frank’s home and family life. Being Jewish during these times brought both inspirations and struggles to Gehry, especially due to the existence of anti-Semitism in Canada and the United States, as well as other parts of the world.In the biography, Frank Gehry, Caroline Evensen Lazo narrates .that the Jewish practice that affected Frank the most was when his grandmother bought a large live carp every weekend. She cooked the fish and served it as a Jewish delicacy. Before cooking it, she let it swim alive in a tub. Young Frank looked at this swimming fish with fascination. Its curvaceous forms and shiny texture amazed him. These weekly happy fish memories inspired several of Gehry’s sculptures, including the fish sculpture in the garden of Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.