Peter Cook On Paper
Peter Cook English architect and writer Sir Peter Cook, renowned for his free-thinking spirit translated into architectural lines and shapes, is perhaps most well-known as the co-founder of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram in the 1960s. A selection of his drawings is offered here as part of the exhibition series 'Louisiana On Paper' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Cook believes that visions of the future - whatever it might offer - are most clearly expressed and can best be discussed in drawings. In his work we encounter kaleidoscopic colours and spiralling shapes, voluntary architectural mutations, and twisting and turning buildings transforming into escapist dreamscapes. With contributions of Mette Marie Kallehauge & David Garcia
An Architectural History Maria Fabricius Hansen The city of Rome consists of many historical layers. It is characterized by various architectural styles created from antiquity to the present day. But what characterizes the buildings from the various periods in the city's development? Rome: An Architectural History tells through text by professor of art history Maria Fabricius Hansen and drawings by cartoonist Lars Horneman about the central features of the buildings of the past. The book provides a thorough introduction to Rome's architecture and urban space. In addition, it provides an overview of Europe's architectural history told through Rome's architectural changes over the centuries. The drawings illustrate the text, but at the same time form independent sequences of narrative picture series. The combination of text and drawing makes the book a living history of the great upheavals that Rome's architecture and urban space have gone through. The book contains a historical timeline that places
Inventing Modernity Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen Monograph on the architect Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846–1908). Thorvald Bindesbøll is primarily known as an artist-maker and the creator of beautiful ceramic vessels and silverware, but throughout his life he also designed buildings, with more projects and completed buildings to his name than one might expect. To reflect this achievement, the book examines his architecture, which is viewed as the underlying basis of his sure grasp of form. A persistent aspect of Bindesbøll’s oevre is his emphasis on function and the clear structure of plans and his priority of form over variation and decoration. Among the buildings that have earned a distinctive place in Danish architectural history are Fiskepakhusene in Skagen, Strandridergaarden on Strandvejen and Bombebøssen in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn district. Lavishly illustrated with new photos and many previously unpublished drawings.