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Max Gordon architectural records and papers, 1944-2010, bulk 1944-1990

Summary Information

Abstract

Max Gordon (1931-1990) was an internationally renowned architect who specialized in the design of galleries and exhibition spaces for modern and contemporary art. The collection is composed primarily of project files, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, legal papers, personal diaries, and student sketchbooks.

At a Glance

Bib ID 8277276 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gordon, Max, 1931-1990 ; Chapman, Taylor Partners ; Richard Gluckman Architects
Title Max Gordon architectural records and papers, 1944-2010, bulk 1944-1990
Physical Description 10 document boxes; 929 photographic items;
Language(s) English .
Access

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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The Max Gordon architectural records and papers documents the architectural career and life of the internationally renowned architect. The collection is composed primarily of project files, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, legal papers, personal diaries, and student sketchbooks.

Series I: Project Records covers Max Gordon's architectural career from his student work at Cambridge, the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and Harvard University to his later work under his own London based practice, Max Gordon Associates. The series is made up of three subseries: Drawings, Files, and Photographs. Subseries 1: Drawings primarily documents commissions undertaken by Gordon after he established Max Gordon Associates. The architectural drawings are arranged alphabetically by project. Max Gordon is the primary creator for most of the drawings in this subseries; however, when this is not the case, the other creator has been listed. It is important to note that Gordon worked closely with architect Richard Goldsbrough on many projects. The majority of the architectural drawings are blue line prints, but there are many original ink on trace and ink on Mylar drawings as well as blueprints. Subseries 2: Files consists of non-visual, project-related material, including correspondence, contract records, invoices, notes, and calculations. The files have been arranged alphabetically by project. Subseries 3: Photographs contains project photographs. The majority of the projects contain only color prints; however, the subseries does contain negatives, slides, glass plate negatives, and digital images stored on CD-ROM. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by project name.

Series II: Office Records contains papers related to Gordon's partnership with Chapman Taylor Partners and Louis de Soissons Partnership, including legal papers and correspondence. The series also includes material associated with Max Gordon Associates, including his desk diaries and promotional portfolios and photographs.

Series III: Student Work contains architectural drawings, sketches, class notes, and student writings created by Gordon while he was a student at University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association in London during the early 1950s. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Series IV: Personal Papers is made up of personal diaries, biographical information, clippings, slides, and collected ephemera. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

  • Series I: Project Records

  • Series II: Office Records

    contains papers related to Gordon's partnership with Chapman Taylor Partners and Louis de Soissons Partnership, including legal papers and correspondence. The series also includes material associated with Max Gordon Associates, including his desk diaries and promotional portfolios and photographs.

  • Series III: Student Work

    contains architectural drawings, sketches, class notes, and student writings created by Gordon while he was a student at University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association in London during the early 1950s. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

  • Series IV: Personal Papers

    is made up of personal diaries, biographical information, clippings, slides, and collected ephemera. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Publication Date

1944-2010

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Preferred Citation

Max Gordon architectural records and papers, 1944-2010, bulk 1944-1990. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Archival Materials

Associated Materials--Researchers interested in Max Gordon's involvement with the advisory board of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the advisory board associated with the construction of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid should consult the Papers of the architect Max Gordon located at the Tate Archive, London. The collection housed at the Tate Archive also documents Gordon's role as a patron, curator and collector and include correspondence, invoices, plans and photographs, lecture notes and printed material.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2010 by Shelley Hayreh, Archivist, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Revision Description

2011-01-11 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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Annely Juda Fine Art Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Apartment houses -- England -- London Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- England -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art Galleries (buildings) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1941- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Exhibition building spaces Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Feigen, Richard L., 1930- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher Landau Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galleries (Architecture) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gordon, Max, 1931-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Joannou, Dakis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manilow, Lewis, 1927- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saatchi Gallery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitechapel Art Gallery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biography

Max Gordon was born June 10, 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. He received his architectural education at the University of Cambridge, the Architectural Association in London, and the graduate School of Design at Harvard University. At Harvard, Gordon studied Urban Design under Professor Jose Luis Sert and graduated with a Master of Architecture degree in 1956.

Gordon's professional practice began in New York working for Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill. In 1962, Gordon returned to England as a partner in the London based firm Chapman Taylor Partners. After ten years with Chapman Taylor, Gordon left to become a senior partner at The Louis de Soissons Partnership. He remained with Louis de Soissons until 1981 when the firm relocated its offices outside of London.

At that time, Gordon established his own practice in London, Max Gordon Associates. After only a few years, Gordon soon became an internationally sought-after designer of and consultant for exhibition spaces and art galleries. At the time of his death, a New York Times obituary described Gordon as "the architect of choice for museums, dealers' galleries and private collectors from Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to London, Madrid, Athens and Helsinki."

One of Gordon's breakthrough commissions was the Saatchi Gallery located at 98a Boundary Road in London. In 1984, Charles and Doris Saatchi approached Gordon about converting a former paint factory into an exhibition gallery for their contemporary art collection. Gordon converted an old industrial factory in St John's Wood into, as one critic at the time described as, "one of the most blissful spaces of its kind."

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, 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. Gordon worked closely with architects Richard Goldsbrough and Richard Gluckman on many of these projects.

Alongside his work as an architect, Gordon was a member of the trustees' committee on architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art and a member of its international council from 1978 to 1985. In London, he was a founding committee member of the Patrons of New Art at the Tate Gallery and a trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Foundation.

Max Gordon died on August 24, 1990 in London.

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Series I: Project Records


Subseries 1: Drawings



Box 1 Folder 3 Annely Juda Fine Art (23 Dering Street, London, England), 1989

8 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRCA MCSD



Tube 2 Roll 4 Annely Juda Fine Art (23 Dering Street, London, England), undated

3 items



Tube 2 Roll 5 Annely Juda Fine Art [?] (23 Dering Street, London, England), undated

51 items



Box 1 Folder 4 Bartlett, Jennifer, Residence (26 Rue Vavin, Paris, France), undated

82 items



Box 1 Folder 5 Bartlett, Jennifer, Residence (26 Rue Vavin, Paris, France), undated

48 items



Drawer 86 Folder 1 Bartlett-Carrier Loft, 1989

2 items



Box 1 Folder 6 Benton Residence (1065 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY), 1986

2 items; Other Creator: Richard Gluckman Architects



Box 1 Folder 7 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990

22 items



Tube 3 Roll 6 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1988

15 items; Other Creator: Richard Gluckman Architects



Box 1 Folder 8 Colby College Museum of Art, Paul J. Schupf Wing (Waterville, ME), 1989

5 items



Tube 2 Roll 7 Columbus-Dixon Showroom (London, England), undated

3 items



Box 1 Folder 9 Cooper, Paula, Gallery (534 West 21st Street, New York, NY), 1990

2 items



Tube 3 Roll 8 Cooper, Paula, Gallery (London, England), 1984

1 item



Tube 3 Roll 9 Cooper, Paula, Inc. (155 Wooster Street, New York, NY), 1998

2 items



Box 1 Folder 10 Corcoran, James, Gallery (1327 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA), 1987

30 items; Other Creator: Sue O'Brien



Tube 3 Roll 10 Corcoran, James, Gallery (1327 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA), 1988

8 items



Box 1 Folder 11 d'Offay, Anthony, Gallery (Dering Street, London, England), 1988-1990

6 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough Des RCA MCSD



Tube 4 Roll 11 d'Offay, Anthony, Gallery (Dering Street, London, England), 1987-1988

5 items



Tube 4 Roll 12 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1985

7 items



Tube 4 Roll 13 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1985

14 items



Tube 5 Roll 14 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1983

10 items



Tube 5 Roll 15 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1985

5 items



Tube 6 Roll 16 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1985

10 items



Box 1 Folder 12 Edelman, Asher, Residence (120 East End Avenue, New York, NY), 1978-1986

55 items



Box 1 Folder 13 Edelman, Asher, Residence (120 East End Avenue, New York, NY), 1978-1986

5 items



Box 1 Folder 14 Feigen, Richard L., Gallery (49 East 68th Street, New York, NY), 1988-1989

56 items; Other Creator: Lehrecke & Tonetti



Box 1 Folder 15 Ferry, Bryan, Residence (12 East 12th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987

3 items



Drawer 86 Folder 2 Ferry, Bryan, Residence (12 East 12th Street, New York, NY), 1985

2 items



Drawer 86 Folder 3 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), undated

4 items



Box 1 Folder 16 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), 1990

18 items; Other Creator: Acheson Thornton Doyle Architects



Box 1 Folder 17 Foundation of Contemporary Art / Hat Factory (51 Marasli, Athens, Greece), 1988

4 items



Box 1 Folder 18 Galerie Bruno Bischofberger (Utoquai 29, Zurich, Switzerland), 1990

3 items



Box 1 Folder 19 Galerie Kaj Forsblom (Boulevardi 22B, Helsinki, Finland), 1989

11 items



Tube 6 Roll 17 Galerie Kaj Forsblom (Boulevardi 22B, Helsinki, Finland), 1989

1 item



Box 1 Folder 2 Gordon, Max, Apartment (120 Mount Street, London, England), undated

18 items



Tube 1 Roll 1 Gordon, Max, Apartment (120 Mount Street, London, England), 1977

12 items; Other Creator: Louis de Soissons Partners



Tube 1 Roll 2 Gordon, Max, Apartment (120 Mount Street, London, England), 1977

16 items; Other Creator: Louis de Soissons Partners



Tube 1 Roll 3 Gordon, Max, Apartment (120 Mount Street, London, England), undated



Box 1 Folder 1 Gordon, Max, Residence (55 Greencoat Place, London, England), 1962-1963

4 items



Box 1 Folder 20 Hamburg Railway Station, Germany Museum of Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany), undated

14 items



Tube 6 Roll 18 Hayward Gallery, Andy Warhol Exhibit (South Bank Centre, London, England), 1989

4 items



Box 1 Folder 21 Holme, The (Regent's Park, London, England), undated

16 items



Box 1 Folder 22 Hotz, Dennis, Fine Art Limited (9 Cork Street, London, England), 1989

4 items



Tube 7 Roll 19 International with Monument Gallery (578 Broadway, New York, NY), 1987

5 items



Box 1 Folder 23 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1988

19 items



Tube 7 Roll 20 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987

15 items



Tube 8 Roll 21 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987

18 items; Other Creator: Architects M. Photiadis & Associates



Tube 8 Roll 22 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987

6 items



Tube 8 Roll 23 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987

15 items



Tube 9 Roll 24 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987

6 items



Drawer 86 Folder 4 Johns, Jasper, Residence (proposed), 1980

4 items



Tube 9 Roll 25 Koury Wingate Gallery (578 Broadway, New York, NY), undated

2 items



Box 1 Folder 24 Lorence Monk Gallery (568 Broadway, New York, NY), 1988

1 item



Box 1 Folder 25 Luhring Augustine Gallery (Prince Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

6 items; Other Creator: Acheson Thornton Doyle Architects



Box 1 Folder 26 Luhring Augustine Gallery (Prince Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

10 items



Box 1 Folder 27 Luhring Augustine Gallery (Prince Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

20 items; Other Creator: Frederick Fisher



Tube 9 Roll 26 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (1900 N. Howe Street, Chicago, IL), 1990

3 items; Other Creator: John Vinci Inc.



Tube 9 Roll 27 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (1900 N. Howe Street, Chicago, IL), 1990

4 items; Other Creator: John Vinci Inc.



Tube 10 Roll 28 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989

24 items



Tube 11 Roll 29 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990

9 items



Box 1 Folder 28 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990

34 items



Box 1 Folder 29 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990

31 items



Drawer 76 Folder 1 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (Chicago, IL), 1989

6 items



Tube 11 Roll 32 Marlborough Fine Art (40-41 Conduit Street, London, England), 1982

1 item



Tube 11 Roll 31 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (11 Albermarle Street, London, England), 1987

4 items



Box 1 Folder 33 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (307 Merton Road, London, England), 1989

11 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRC MCSD



Box 1 Folder 34 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (307 Merton Road, London, England), 1989

15 items



Tube 11 Roll 33 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (307 Merton Road, London, England), 1989

4 items



Box 1 Folder 30 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (40 West 57th Street, New York, NY), 1986

1 item; Other Creator: Wasserman & Waterhouse Architects



Box 1 Folder 32 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (42 Dover Street, London, England), 1989

21 items



Box 1 Folder 31 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (6 Albermarle Street, London, England), 1989-1990

9 items



Tube 11 Roll 30 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (6 Albermarle Street, London, England), 1989

6 items



Tube 12 Roll 34 Martin, Steve, Library, 1987

12 items



Box 1 Folder 35 Mecking Residence (211 West 11th Street, New York, NY), undated



Box 1 Folder 36 Mitchener, Charles, Residence (45B Rowland Garden, London, England), 1989

1 item; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRC MCSD



Tube 13 Roll 35 Mount Olympus Investments (Athens, Greece), 1989

17 items



Tube 14 Roll 36 Mount Olympus Investments (Athens, Greece), 1989

15 items



Tube 15 Roll 37 Mount Olympus Investments (Athens, Greece), 1989

16 items



Tube 16 Roll 38 Mount Olympus Investments [?] (Athens, Greece), undated

26 items



Box 1 Folder 37 Murray, Elizabeth, Residence, 1985

3 items



Box 1 Folder 38 Pierot, Robert J., Residence (1185 Park Avenue, New York, NY), 1986

4 items



Tube 17 Roll 39 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1984

20 items



Tube 18 Roll 40 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983

7 items



Drawer 76 Folder 2 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), undated

14 items



Box 1 Folder 39 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

14 items



Box 1 Folder 40 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

5 items



Box 1 Folder 41 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

11 items



Box 1 Folder 42 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

6 items



Tube 18 Roll 41 Sachs, Keith L., Residence (1035 Washington Lane, Rydal, PA), 1989

7 items



Box 2 Folder 1 Shapiro-Phelan Loft (Lafayette Street, New York, NY), 1986-1987

8 items; Other Creator: Richard Gluckman Architects



Drawer 86 Folder 5 Shapiro-Phelan Loft (Lafayette Street, New York, NY), undated

2 items



Box 2 Folder 2 Simon, Sylvia, Studio (70 Grand Street, New York, NY), 1989-1990

8 items



Tube 19 Roll 42 Spencer House, British Oxygen Company Ltd. (27 St. James's Place, London, England), 1955-1956

12 items; Other Creator: Robert Atkinson & Partners



Tube 19 Roll 43 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1988

2 items



Box 2 Folder 3 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1989-1990

7 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRC MCSD



Box 2 Folder 4 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1989-1990

11 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRC MCSD



Box 2 Folder 5 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1989-1990

10 items; Other Creator: Richard Goldsbrough DesRC MCSD



Box 2 Folder 6 Unidentified Projects, undated

13 items



Tube 19 Roll 44 Waddington Galleries Ltd. (12 Cork Street, London, England), 1989-1990

1 item



Box 2 Folder 7 Waddington Galleries Ltd. (2-4 Cork Street, London, England), 1989-1990

19 items; Other Creator: First City Partnership



Box 2 Folder 8 Waddington, Mr. and Mrs. L, Residence (8 Cheyne Gardens, London, England), 1990

6 items



Tube 19 Roll 44 Waddington, Mr. and Mrs. L, Residence (8 Cheyne Gardens, London, England), 1989-1990

2 items



Box 2 Folder 9 Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, England), undated

37 items



Tube 20 Roll 45 Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, England), undated

11 items



Box 2 Folder 10 Wolfson, Lord, Residence (55 Portland Place, London, England), 1983

1 item


Subseries 2: Files



Box 2 Folder 11 Annely Juda Fine Art (23 Dering Street, London, England), 1989-1990



Box 2 Folder 12 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990



Box 2 Folder 13 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990



Box 2 Folder 14 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990



Box 2 Folder 15 Butler's Wharf (London, England), 1974, 1983



Box 2 Folder 16 City of London Club (London, England), undated



Box 2 Folder 17 Colby College Museum of Art, Paul J. Schupf Wing (Waterville, ME), 1989-1990



Box 2 Folder 18 Corcoran, James, Gallery (1327 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA), 1985-1986



Box 2 Folder 19 Cowles, Charles, Residence (27 West 67th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987



Box 2 Folder 20 d'Offay, Anthony, Gallery (Dering Street, London, England), 1990-1992



Box 2 Folder 21 Economist, The, Building (25 St. James's Street, London, England), 1985-1989



Box 2 Folder 22 Edelman, Asher, Residence (120 East End Avenue, New York, NY), 1986-1988



Box 2 Folder 23 Edelman, Asher, Residence (120 East End Avenue, New York, NY), 1986-1988



Box 2 Folder 24 Feigen, Richard L., Gallery (49 East 68th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990



Box 2 Folder 25 Feigen, Richard L., Gallery (49 East 68th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1990



Box 2 Folder 26 Ferry, Bryan, Residence (12 East 12th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987



Box 2 Folder 27 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), 1989-1991



Box 2 Folder 28 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), 1989-1991



Box 2 Folder 29 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), 1989-1991



Box 2 Folder 30 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), 1989-1991



Box 2 Folder 31 Foundation of Contemporary Art / Hat Factory (51 Marasli, Athens, Greece), 1988



Box 2 Folder 32 Galerie Bruno Bischofberger (Utoquai 29, Zurich, Switzerland), 1990



Box 2 Folder 33 Galerie Kaj Forsblom (Boulevardi 22B, Helsinki, Finland), 1989-1990



Box 2 Folder 34 Galerie Maeght LeLong (20 West 57th Street, New York, NY), 1986

Other Creator: Richard Gluckman Architects



Box 2 Folder 35 Hamburg Railway Station, Germany Museum of Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany), 1989



Box 3 Folder 1 Hayward Gallery, Andy Warhol Exhibit (South Bank Centre, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 2 Hill Samuel Offices (St. James's Square, London, England), undated



Box 3 Folder 3 Holme, The (Regent's Park, London, England), undated



Box 3 Folder 4 Hotz, Dennis, Fine Art Limited (9 Cork Street, London, England), 1989-1991



Box 3 Folder 5 Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Valencia, Spain), 1990



Box 3 Folder 6 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), 1987-1990

Other Creator: Acheson Thornton Doyle Architects



Box 3 Folder 7 Joffe, Irwin, Residence, Alterations (6 Wesmorland Place, London, England), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 8 Johns, Jasper, Residence (proposed), 1980



Box 3 Folder 9 Lorence Monk Gallery (568 Broadway, New York, NY), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 10 Luhring Augustine Gallery (Prince Street, New York, NY), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 11 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990



Box 3 Folder 12 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990



Box 3 Folder 13 Manilow, Lewis, Residence (754 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), 1989-1990



Box 3 Folder 15 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (11 Albermarle Street, London, England), 1986-1987



Box 3 Folder 17 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (307 Merton Road, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 18 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (307 Merton Road, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 16 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (42 Dover Street, London, England), 1990



Box 3 Folder 14 Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (6 Albermarle Street, London, England), 1988-1991



Box 3 Folder 19 Marschner, Edward, Residence, Renovations (86 Prince Street, New York, NY), 1986-1988



Box 3 Folder 20 Martin, Steve, Residence (never completed) (Los Angeles, CA), 1987, 2010



Box 3 Folder 21 Mayfair Fine Art Ltd. (40-41 Conduit Street, London, England), 1987-1988



Box 3 Folder 22 Mitchener, Charles, Residence (45B Rowland Garden, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 23 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Renia Sofia (Madrid, Spain), 1986-1989



Box 3 Folder 24 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Renia Sofia (Madrid, Spain), 1986-1989



Box 3 Folder 25 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Renia Sofia (Madrid, Spain), 1986-1989



Box 3 Folder 26 Pierot, Robert J., Residence (1185 Park Avenue, New York, NY), 1986



Box 3 Folder 27 Saatchi & Saatchi (15 Lower Regent Street, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 28 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987



Box 3 Folder 29 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987



Box 3 Folder 30 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987



Box 3 Folder 31 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987



Box 3 Folder 32 Sachs, Keith L., Residence (1035 Washington Lane, Rydal, PA), 1989-1991



Box 3 Folder 33 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA), 1988



Box 3 Folder 34 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA), 1988



Box 3 Folder 35 Serra, Richard, Residence (173 Duane Street, New York, NY), 1989



Box 3 Folder 36 Shapiro-Phelan Loft (Lafayette Street, New York, NY), 1986-1987



Box 3 Folder 37 Simon, Sylvia, Studio (70 Grand Street, New York, NY), 1989-1990



Box 3 Folder 38 Spencer House, Economist Intelligence Unit (St. James's Place, London, England), 1982-1983



Box 3 Folder 39 Stuttgart Modern Art Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany), 1990



Box 3 Folder 40 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 41 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 42 Sutton Place Foundation, Fine Art Store (Sutton Place, Guildford, England), 1988-1989



Box 3 Folder 43 Tarlow, Rose, Residence, extension over rear terrace (4 Belgrave Square, London, England), 1989



Box 3 Folder 44 Waddington Galleries Ltd. (2-4 Cork Street, London, England), 1989-1990



Box 3 Folder 45 Waddington, Mr. and Mrs. L, Residence (8 Cheyne Gardens, London, England), 1990



Box 3 Folder 46 Wingate International with Monument Gallery (678 Broadway, New York, NY), 1987-1988


Subseries 3: Photographs



Box 4 Folder 5 Alexander, Brooke, Gallery (59 Wooster Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

12 items ; includes CD-ROM storing installation images.



Box 4 Folder 6 Annely Juda Fine Art (23 Dering Street, London, England), 1990

9 items; Installation shots of Naum Gabo 1890-1977 Centenary Exhibition



Box 4 Folder 3 Apartment, 70 Portland Place, undated

1 item



Box 4 Folder 7 Bartlett, Jennifer, Residence (26 Rue Vavin, Paris, France), undated

49 items



Box 4 Folder 8 Bartlett, Jennifer, Residence (26 Rue Vavin, Paris, France), undated

39 items



Box 4 Folder 9 Bartlett, Jennifer, Residence (26 Rue Vavin, Paris, France), undated

38 items



Box 4 Folder 10 Benton Residence (1065 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY), undated

39 items



Box 4 Folder 11 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

22 items



Box 4 Folder 12 Brody, Eugene, Residence (119 East 79th Street, New York, NY), 1987-1988

21 items



Box 10 Folder 38 Butler's Wharf (London, England)

Glass Plate Negatives.



Box 10 Folder 39 Butler's Wharf (London, England)

Glass Plate Negatives.



Box 10 Folder 40 Butler's Wharf (London, England)

Glass Plate Negatives.



Box 4 Folder 13 Capital Works Offices (Wembley, England), undated

5 items



Box 4 Folder 14 City of London Club (London, England), 1984

12 items



Box 4 Folder 15 Corcoran, Dagny, Residence, undated

5 negatives



Box 4 Folder 16 Corcoran, James, Gallery (1327 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA), 1986-1987

16 items



Box 4 Folder 17 Cowles, Charles, Residence (27 West 67th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987

40 items



Box 4 Folder 18 Cowles, Charles, Residence (27 West 67th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987

29 items



Box 4 Folder 19 Digital Images of Various Projects, 2000s

Projects include Manilow, Ferry, Brody, 120 Mount Street, Annely Juda, Fischer-Landau, and Saatchi Gallery.



Box 4 Folder 20 Edelman, Asher, Residence (120 East End Avenue, New York, NY), undated

39 items



Box 4 Folder 21 Ferry, Bryan, Residence (12 East 12th Street, New York, NY), 1985-1987

35 items



Box 4 Folder 22 Fisher Landau Center (38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, NY), undated

1 item



Box 4 Folder 23 Foundation of Contemporary Art / Hat Factory (51 Marasli, Athens, Greece), 1988

18 items



Box 4 Folder 24 Galerie Kaj Forsblom (Boulevardi 22B, Helsinki, Finland), undated

5 items



Box 4 Folder 25 Galerie Maeght LeLong (20 West 57th Street, New York, NY), 1986-1987

1 item



Box 4 Folder 4 Gordon, Max, Apartment (120 Mount Street, London, England), undated

39 items



Box 4 Folder 1 Gordon, Max, Apartment (29 Belgrave Square, London, England), undated

8 items



Box 4 Folder 2 Gordon, Max, Residence (55 Greencoat Place, London, England), undated

21 items



Box 4 Folder 26 Hill Samuel Offices (St. James's Square, London, England), undated

13 items



Box 4 Folder 27 Joannou, Dakis, Residence (Athens, Greece), undated

6 items



Box 4 Folder 28 Kaldor Showroom (London, England), undated

13 items



Box 4 Folder 29 Kaldor Showroom (London, England), undated

52 items



Box 4 Folder 30 Koury Wingate Gallery (578 Broadway, New York, NY), 1988

3 items



Box 4 Folder 31 Meccano Geodesie Dome, undated

51 negatives



Box 4 Folder 32 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Renia Sofia (Madrid, Spain), undated

4 items



Box 4 Folder 33 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

19 items



Box 4 Folder 34 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

12 items



Box 4 Folder 35 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

68 items



Box 4 Folder 36 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

32 items



Box 4 Folder 37 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

18 items



Box 4 Folder 38 Saatchi Gallery (98a Boundary Road, London, England), 1983-1987

18 items



Box 4 Folder 39 Sachs, Keith L., Residence (1035 Washington Lane, Rydal, PA), undated

11 items



Box 4 Folder 40 Sears Tower (Chicago, IL), undated

1 item



Box 4 Folder 41 Unidentified Projects, undated

16 items



Box 4 Folder 42 Unité d'Habitation (Marseilles, France), undated

88 items

Series II: Office Records

contains papers related to Gordon's partnership with Chapman Taylor Partners and Louis de Soissons Partnership, including legal papers and correspondence. The series also includes material associated with Max Gordon Associates, including his desk diaries and promotional portfolios and photographs.



Box 4 Folder 43 to 48 Chapman Taylor Partners, 1961-1971

6 folders



Box 5 Folder 1 to 5 Chapman Taylor Partners, 1961-1971

5 folders



Box 5 Folder 6 to 9 Correspondence, 1954-1990

4 folders



Box 5 Folder 10 to 12 Louis de Soissons Partnership, 1969-1979

3 folders



Box 5 Folder 13 M.G. Consultants, Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1970



Box 5 Folder 14 Miscellaneous Jobs and Consultant Architect CVs, 1988-1989



Box 5 Folder 15 Portfolio Photographs [1 of 2], 1990

18 Photographs; including projects Maeght Lelong Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Brody Residence, Shapiro Loft, Luhring Augustine Gallery, Andy Warhol retrospective, and Koury Wingate Gallery.



Box 5 Folder 16 Portfolio Photographs [2 of 2], 1990

17 Photographs; including projects Saatchi Gallery, Brooke Alexander, Maeght Lelong Galleries, and 120 Mount St.



Box 5 Folder 17 Promotional Portfolio, 1988



Box 5 Desk Diaries, 1975-1977

3 items



Box 6 Desk Diaries, 1978-1990

16 items

Series III: Student Work

contains architectural drawings, sketches, class notes, and student writings created by Gordon while he was a student at University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association in London during the early 1950s. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.



Drawer 86 Folder 6 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Foundry and Plough Shop, 1953-1954

17 drawings



Box 7 Folder 1 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Geo Dome, ca. 1950s

17 photos/negatives



Drawer 86 Folder 7 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Knightsbridge Design Project, ca. 1950s

29 drawings



Drawer 86 Folder 8 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London Type Building, 1952-1953

23 drawings



Drawer 86 Folder 9 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Misc. Plans and Sketches, ca. 1950s

9 drawings



Box 7 Folder 2 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Music Shop, ca. 1950s



Box 7 Folder 3 to 16 Class Notes, ca. 1950s

14 folders; courses include Advance Construction, Building Construction, Design and Construction, English, History, and Structures.



Box 7 Folder 17 to 22 Miscellaneous Sketches, ca. 1950s

5 folders



Box 7 Folder 22 Photocopies of Student Drawings, ca. 1950s



Box 7 Folder 23 to 24 Sketchbooks, ca. 1950s

2 folders



Box 8 Folder 1 to 31 Sketchbooks, ca. 1950s

31 folders



Box 9 Folder 1 to 31 Sketchbooks, ca. 1950s

31 folders



Box 10 Folder 1 to 5 Sketchbooks, ca. 1950s

5 folders



Box 10 Folder 6 Survey Book, 1952



Drawer 86 Folder 10 University of Cambridge, School of Architecture, Misc. Drawings and Sketches, ca. 1950s

20 drawings



Drawer 86 Folder 11 University of Cambridge, School of Architecture, Misc. Plans, ca. 1950s

28 drawings



Drawer 86 Folder 12 University of Cambridge, School of Architecture, Misc. Plans, ca. 1950s

23 drawings



Box 10 Folder 7 Writings, ca. 1950s

Series IV: Personal Papers

is made up of personal diaries, biographical information, clippings, slides, and collected ephemera. The material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.



Box 10 Folder 8 "The Architect's Scrapbook", circa 1950s



Box 10 Folder 9 The Architectural Association School of Architecture Booklet, 1949



Box 10 Folder 10 Address Books, undated

3 items



Box 10 Folder 11 Biographical Information and CV, undated



Box 10 Folder 12 Cambridge: An Illustrated Review of the Year, 1950



Box 10 Folder 13 Correspondence, Christ's College Cambridge, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Harvard University, 1947-1955



Box 10 Folder 14 Degrees and Certificates, 1946-1956



Box 10 Folder 15 to 19 Diaries, 1944-1945, 1947, 1969-1983

19 items



Tube 20 Roll 46 Diplomas, 1954-1955

Harvard University, M.Arch.; Architectural Association; Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects



Box 10 Folder 20 Expenses Book, 1949-1950



Box 10 Folder 21 Grades, circa 1950s



Box 10 Folder 22 Magazine Clippings featuring Gordon, 1980s-1990s



Box 10 Folder 23 to 27 Miscellaneous Clippings and Journals, 1951-1952

5 folders



Box 10 Folder 28 Miscellaneous Ephemera and Programs, 1947-1952

Primarily from Cambridge University student groups, but also includes a booklet entitled "Architecture: Careers for Men and Women/series 4," issued by the UK's Ministry of Labour and National Service.



Box 10 Folder 29 Obituaries and Funeral Service, 1990



Box 10 Folder 30 Obituary photographs and clippings, 1990



Box 10 Folder 31 Official Register of Harvard University, The Graduate School of Design, 1955



Box 10 Folder 32 The Portmuthian, Vol. LXVI, No. 2, 1949



Box 10 Folder 33 Slides, Greece, 1960s

18 Minox Slides.



Box 10 Folder 34 Slides, Des Moines Lecture, 1990

11 items



Box 10 Folder 35 Slides, Miscellaneous Buildings and Architectural Details, undated

118 items



Box 10 Folder 36 Slides, Montreal Exposition, 1967

36 items



Box 10 Folder 37 Slides, Purchased Professional Slides, 1976