Cahiers d’Art Institute is proud to publish Frank Gehry Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings Vol. 1 (1954-1978). Originally published as a book by Cahiers d’Art in spring 2021, this volume has been digitized, with minor updates and corrections, for online access.
Pritzker Prize–winner Frank Gehry is widely considered one of the world’s most important living architects. Much of his 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 visual landscape forever. The first volume of the architect’s catalogue raisonné leads from the minimalist volumes of Louis Danziger’s studio (1954) to the extension of Gehry’s residence in Santa Monica (1977-1978), which condensed the critical scope of his work and led to his international recognition in the early Eighties.
Written by architecture scholar Jean-Louis Cohen in direct collaboration with the architect, this comprehensive publication contains exhaustive documentation of each of Gehry’s projects. This volume of the catalogue raisonné, like those to follow, includes insightful texts and high-quality images of individual works and preparatory drawings, along with provenance information, exhibition history, and bibliographic information. The catalogue documents the sketches and studies of one of our foremost artists and designers alongside photographs of the completed maquettes and realized structures.