The Art of Illusion: The Carlos Diniz Archive

Event Date: 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Opening Reception on Friday, June 24, 2016   5:30 to 7:30pm

The architectural illustrator, Carlos Diniz called his work the “art of illusion.” His archive, which was recently donated by his family, contains more than 2,000 drawings and 300 presentation boards, and attests to his skill and the significant role his studio played in helping architects and developers finalize and sell their concepts to clients.

The drawings illustrate the course of building and development in cities around the world, from the monumentalism of the 1960s, throughthe environmental sensitivities of the ‘70s, and the new urbanism and postmodern agendas of the ‘80s.

This generous gift greatly increases the scope of the Museum’s Architecture and Design Collection.


IMAGE: Carlos Diniz Associates, active ca. 1958–1993, Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.), ca. 1991 , Frank O. Gehry, Architect, crayon and chalk on paper, 18 x 23?, gift of the Family of Carlos Diniz