Do Your Remember How Perfect Everything Was? The Work of Zoe Zenghelis

Do Your Remember How Perfect Everything Was? The Work of Zoe Zenghelis
Library Shelf Location 18.ZENG
Publication Date 2022

Zoe Zenghelis’ paintings create an unprecedented imaginary inspired by metropolitan structures, landforms and abstract tectonics.

Born in Athens in 1937, she began her career as a founding member of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where her contributions created new opportunities for the group at the vanguard of architectural representation. Within, alongside and beyond this collaboration, Zenghelis developed a body of work exhibiting a playful and iconoclastic evocation of a very particular urban form – one that is perhaps a surreal mix of the Aegean landscape of her youth and metropolitan cities such as Paris, Berlin, New York or London. She has lived and worked in the latter since 1955.

Do You Remember How Perfect Everything Was? traces the development of Zenghelis’ artistic career through her paintings, projects and teaching. Published to accompany her first major retrospective exhibition, this monograph assembles an extensive selection of Zenghelis’ work from the early 1960s to 2020, alongside a unique collection of her paintings as a member of OMA. Containing a number of studies, sketches and archival documents, it reviews the working process behind Zenghelis’ OMA projects and teaching methods at the Architectural Association.

ISBN 9781999627775
Quantity 1
Pages 304pp
Editor Hamed Khosravi
Author Hamed Khosravi
Format Softcover
Publisher Architectural Association Publications
Related Artist Zoe Zenghelis
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Architectural drawings, Painting, Women artists, Architecture and Design, Art and Architecture, Art in Architecture, British art and architecture, Visionary Architecture

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