Photographer Gil Garcetti had unparalleled access to the Walt Disney Concert Hall construction site. The personal relationships he developed with the workers over the course of many months and his admiration for their artistry are evident in the moving portraits contained in this book. Garcetti’s evocative images, reproduced in rich duotones, bring to life the romantic ideal of American industry.
“The Walt Disney Concert Hall will be a feast for your eyes, ears, and spirits. Whether or not you are one of the lucky people who will attend a performance, I hope this book will give you a deeper appreciation for this building. It is the result of the collaborative efforts of various individuals who have great dreams, commitment, stamina, and professional abilities. From the architects to the general contractor, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, acoustical consultants, theater consultants, landscape architects, and ultimately to the trades people who actually put the building together as you see it, these are the men and women who made this building possible. Perhaps these images will increase the awe and respect you have not just for the building, but also for the people who built it. If so, then this photographic project will indeed have been successful.” —GIL GARCETTI