Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity


This publication accompanies the first major museum exhibition in the world to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adria, in The Drawing Center in New York. The exhibition traveled to Marres and was expanded with glass tumblers in every possible shape, metal ‘amuse’ dishes, spoons for smelling, plates of paper, slate and glass, Plasticine models indicating the size of a dish and cuttings showing how food should be cut.

Adrià’s complex body of work positions the drawing medium as a philosophical tool, used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning and signification. Emphasizing the role of drawing in Adria’s quest to understand creativity, the book features an interview between Ferran Adria and Brett Littman, director of The Drawing Center, and also includes a reprint of the artist Richard Hamilton’s essay about the relationship of food to contemporary art.