The drawings of Peter Cook (Southend-on-Sea, 1936) still today bear testimony to those vibrant years of energetic optimism and technological arcadias represented in the iconic collages of Archigram. For Cook, paper is the best tool to express his cheerful non-conformity with urban conventions, which he defies by suggesting new ways of life. The retrospective exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art covers – up to 8 May 2022 – six decades of work, displaying his unique world of references, which appear in visionary urban representations, utopian dwellings or extravagant towers, but always under the systematic discipline of architectural drawing.
The images included in this chapter are part of the exhibition ‘Peter Cook: City Landscapes’ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (21 January to 8 May 2022).[+]