Frank Gehry – Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings – volume one 1954-1978


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


ISBN: 9782851171917 Category:

Jean-Louis Cohen


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

Pritzker Award-winning architect Frank Gehry is the quintessential “star architect”: 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.

This, the first catalogue raisonné of drawing was written by architecture scholar Jean-Louis Cohen in direct collaboration with Gehry.

Additional information

Weight 3952 g
Dimensions 27.2 x 37.3 cm
Publisher name Editions Cahiers d'Art
Publication date 2 July 2020
Number of pages 544
Format Hardback
Dimensions 27.2 x 37.3 cm
Weight 3952 g

Jean-Louis Cohen is an architect, historian and the author of several works on architecture and city planning from the 19th century to today. In 1994, he was appointed Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Cohen has been a curator for numerous exhibitions including The Lost Vanguard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2007), Scenes of the World to Come, Architecture in Uniform and Amerikanizm at the Canadian Center for Architecture (1995, 2011 and 2019). He was in charge of architecture for Paris-Moscou (1979) and scientific advisor for L'Aventure Le Corbusier (1987), both at the Centre Georges Pompidou. His exhibition on Le Corbusier, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, traveled to Barcelona and Madrid. He was curator of the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2014.