John Hejduk
From Three Projects

John Hejduk, Three Projects, Project A model photographs, 1969, DM 2304 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Three Projects, photographs of the model for Project A, 1969. Gelatin silver prints, 90 × 140 mm.

I believe in the density of the sparse...

John Hejduk, Project A 2, 1969, DM 2303a1 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

John Hejduk, Project A 3, 1969, DM 2303a2 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

The Diamond Thesis … is both creative and analytical. It implies new points of view in architectural space. It delineates with clarity the frontal facet of isometric projection in the two-dimensional space of the picture plane of the drawings.

John Hejduk, Project A 4, 1969, DM 2303a3 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

John Hejduk, Project A 5, 1969, DM 2303a4 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

The realisation that works in the Arts are the embodiment of specific plastic points of view, that the mind and hand are as one, working on primary principles, and of filling these principles through juxtaposition of basic relationships within the vocabulary of point, line, plane, volume, open up the possibility of argumentation.

John Hejduk, Project A 6, 1969, DM 2303a5 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

John Hejduk, Project A 7, 1969, DM 2303a6  IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

The first moves are arbitrary...

John Hejduk, Project A 8, 1969, DM 2303a7 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

John Hejduk, Project A 9, 1969, DM 2303a8  IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

... but once the initial intuitions are experienced … the organism proceeds through its natural evolution; and whether the evolution of form continues or stops depends upon the use of the intellect not as an academic tool but as a passionate living element.

– John Hejduk

John Hejduk, Project A 10, 1969, DM 2303a9 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

John Hejduk, Project A 11, 1969, DM 2303a10 IN SET – Drawing Matter

John Hejduk (1929–2000), Project A, 1969. Offset lithograph print, 465 × 465 mm.

WE SUGGEST

On John Hejduk's Silent Witness and his belief in recording through books and writing; on the influence of Hejduk on early students at Cooper Union, Stan Allen and Jesse Reiser; on two others of the New York Five, in which Hejduk was included, Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves;  and for other isometric drawings by Peter Wilson, James Gowan and others.