Edited by Kristoffer Weiss
Published by The Danish
23 x 32 cm
Price: 265 lei
Peter Cook on Paper showcases the work of Sir Peter Cook, English architect and writer, and contains over a hundred drawings spanning more than five decades. Renowned for his free-thinking spirit translated into architectural lines and shapes, is well-known as the co-founder of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram in the 1960s. The drawings in this book demonstrate his skill in creating visually striking and thought-provoking images. They also serve as an important resource for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of his contributions to the field of architecture. Although Cooks drawings are primarily reminiscent of utopian dream landscapes, on closer inspection, architectural elements are revealed on realistic scales: small people, stairs and spaces are organised, and each series of drawings relates to an authentic place on the planet. They are experimental studies of the formal vocabulary of architecture but free from stylistic conventions and constructional limitations. In this book, a carefully selected number of drawings were included to represent the PETER COOK - CITY LANDSCAPES exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which took place in 2022.
Texts by Peter Cook, Mette Marie Kallehauge, David Garcia, Kristoffer Weiss.