Max Gordon architectural records and papers, 1944-2010

Max Gordon architectural records and papers, 1944-2010, bulk 1944-1990
10 linear feet, 1229 drawings, 929 photographic items.
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The collection is organized into four series: Project Records, Office Records, Student Work, and Personal Papers and is composed primarily of project files, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, legal papers, personal diaries, and student sketchbooks.
Biographical / Historical Note
Max Gordon was an internationally known architect who specialized in the design of galleries and exhibition spaces for modern and contemporary art.
His most prominent commissions include, among others, Annely Juda Fine Art, Brooke-Alexander Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery, Fisher Landau Center, Koury-Wingate Gallery, Lorence-Monk Gallery, Luhring-Augustine Gallery, Maeght-Lelong Gallery, Marlborough Fine Art Galleries, Saatchi Gallery, and gallery space for the Centro d'Arte Reina Sophia. Gordon also did significant residential design work for clients such as artist Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, and Jennifer Barlett, art collectors Asher Edelman and Lewis Manilow, and musician Brian Ferry.
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
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Acquired On
January 10, 2011
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