Norman Foster Sketchbooks Volume I 1975-1980
NEW VOLUME OCTOBER 2021, this new publication appears after the release in 2020 of Norman Foster Sketchbooks 1975-2020, which compiles a selection of Norman Foster’s graphic production taken from his collection of notebooks, Norman Foster Sketchbooks Volume I 1975-1980 will commence a systematic publication by way of catalogue raisonné, consisting of drawings organized according to time period, with the first encompassing 1975 to 1980. The start date, 1975, marks the beginning of the initial sketchbooks saved by the Norman Foster Foundation’s Archive, and the closing year, 1980, represents the last decade of Foster Associates, widely known for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC), one of the most prominent works featured in this study.
Edited by Jorge Sainz, the information featured in this publication has been organized in sections, first according to architectural projects and, second, regularly-occurring topics in Foster’s sketchbooks, including mind maps, furniture and the automobile.
In summary, this first volume in this collection will significantly contribute to the enrichment of Norman Foster’s legacy, reflecting not only his practice as an architect, but his personality as an individual and the multiple facets of his mentis forma.