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  • tracing eisenman

    tracing eisenman
    2006

    rizzoli: perhaps more than any other architect practicing today, peter eisenman has made a career out of devising a dialectic of oppositions in architecture. with references to societal alienation and existing architectural forms, his work derives much from friedrich nietzsche, noam chomsky, and jacques derrida. he led the loosely knit group of architects known as “the new york five” (which included john hejduk, michael graves, charles gwathmey, and richard meier), who made an effort to introduce a theory and artistry of modernist architecture as rigorous as that of the european avant-garde. this is the first comprehensive single-volume overview ever published on eisenman’s buildings and projects, from his first work, house i (1960), to his most recent projects, currently under construction in spain and germany. the book includes all the projects eisenman has created, with essays from international architects and critics, including greg lynn, sanford kwinter, and stan allen.

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