Peter Eisenman
Peter Eisenman is an American architect, writer, and professor.
Eisenman, Peter
Eisenman, Peter
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Description: Written into the Void: Selected Writings, 1990–2004
A prominent practitioner, an influential theorist, and an esteemed educator, the architect Peter Eisenman commands attention in architectural discourse and debate. This book, a companion volume to Eisenman Inside Out: Selected Writings, 1963–1988, gathers a generous selection of his later writings. In these texts Eisenman undertakes theoretical analyses, close readings of his own works, and innovative assessments of the designs and writings of other architects and critics.

In a major introduction to the volume, Jeffrey Kipnis looks closely at Eisenman’s approach toward language and writing, a practice in which architecture itself becomes a form of written theory, as well as at his context within a critical canon that includes Jacques Derrida and Rosalind Krauss. Presenting the range of Eisenman’s important contributions to architectural theory, this collection of nineteen essays provides insight into the architect’s own understandings and methodologies and offers provocative challenges for his readers.

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Print publication date March 2007 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300111118
EISBN 9780300278958
Illustrations 37
Print Status out of print
Description: Eisenman Inside Out: Selected Writings, 1963–1988
Peter Eisenman has been an innovative presence in the field of architecture and architectural theory for more than thirty years. Architect, educator, founder and director of the Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, he has given definition to the principal debates on the architecture of our past, present, and future. In this remarkable collection, nineteen of his most important essays are presented together for the first time. Generously illustrated and with a new introduction by the author, these writings assemble the ideas that both set and provoked contemporary architectural practice and theory.

This collection ranges from comprehensive theoretical analyses to close readings of Eisenman’s own work and that of such architects as Andrea Palladio, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling, Philip Johnson, and John Hedjuk. Providing new perspectives on these architects and on Eisenman’s own methodologies, these writings present an insider’s appraisal of the polemics that have defined architecture over the past half century and that continue as one of the major ongoing forces in the discourse today.

This eBook is available exclusively on the A&AePortal.
Print publication date May 2004 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300090086
EISBN 9780300276879
Illustrations 96
Print Status out of print