Video Archive | Plug-in City (5)

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Peter Cook begins his lecture with a discussion of the importance of "weirdo schools," a term he uses to describe SCI-Arc and...
Peter Cook Metamorphose Actions Speak Louder Than...
Peter Cook discusses the last several of his twelve verbs: folding, robotise, and layering/meshing....
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Peter Cook argues that Ron Herron's work is more consistent than his in pitch and drawing style. He points out how diagrams are...
Peter Cook Gallery Talk
Peter Cook walks through the SCI-Arc gallery, discussing the drawings by Ron Herron and himself on exhibit. He focuses on...
Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1699
Charles Jencks begins describing the history of Pop Art, from its 1950s beginnings to the emerging contemporary trends, quoting...

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March 18, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Peter Cook begins his lecture with a discussion of the importance of “weirdo schools,” a term he uses to describe SCI-Arc and Cooper Union, and a characteristic he is attempting to instill in the Barlett School. He goes on to discuss the cyclical nature of things and the potential for self-parody. Cook specifically discusses the attempt by another architect to create a Plug-in City based on the Archigram project and his own work on the Kunsthaus Graz and its connection to his Archigram work.


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Peter Cook discusses the last several of his twelve verbs: folding, robotise, and layering/meshing. Cooks displays several projects the illustrate these concepts, including several from Archigram, specifically Ron Herron. At the end of the lecture, Cook talks about the other schools he is associated with, and the importance of showing and seeing student work from other schools.


Peter Cook Gallery Talk

January 1, 1982 | Video Lecturer:

Peter Cook walks through the SCI-Arc gallery, discussing the drawings by Ron Herron and himself on exhibit. He focuses on Herron’s sketches, especially the drawings of the “The Walking City” and “The Plug-In City.” Cook describes in detail his “Arcadia” project and “The Tower Metamorphosis.” The video’s color becomes distorted near the end.

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Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3254
Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3254
Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3255
Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3255
Peter Cook discusses his own drawings. He points out his favorites, and describes “The Tower Metamorphosis.” He explains in...

Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1699

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Charles Jencks begins describing the history of Pop Art, from its 1950s beginnings to the emerging contemporary trends, quoting Reyner Banham regarding its purpose, cause, and future. He also describes the collages of Richard Hamilton as a the use of signs and the machine aesthetic to deface modernism.