Frank Gehry, Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings

Inaugurating a landmark publication project on the drawings of one of America’s greatest architects.

Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry is widely considered to be one of the world’s most important living architects. Much of Gehry’s genius can be found in his drawings, works of art in their own right, whose progressions from paper architecture to built poststructuralist reality have changed our own visual landscape forever. Cahiers d’Art will publish the complete collection of the drawings of Frank Gehry, documenting the sketches and studies of one of our foremost artists and designers alongside photographs of the completed maquettes and realized structures.

This catalog – the first of eight planned volumes that will critically present the entire oeuvre of Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based architect Frank Gehry (born 1929) using his sketches as the primary graphic material – includes texts and high-quality images of individual works and preparatory drawings.

Frank Gehry is the recipient of the 1989 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He was the subject of a Sydney Pollack documentary, Sketches of Frank Gehry, and Vanity Fair ran a cover story labeling him the most important architect of our age.” His irreverent buildings, often incorporating swooping walls made of aluminum, titanium or stainless steel, are world-renowned attractions, and his iconic design for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao made both Gehry and the Basque city world-famous.

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The book explores the beginning of Gehry’s conceptual thinking and his progression from paper architecture to poststructuralism.

This multivolume project will be edited by Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world’s leading experts on modern architecture