A volume that precisely orders and documents the works of a protagonist of contemporary architecture, who has made very original contributions to the field both in terms of theory and of design practice.
[Peter Eisenman. Works and projects] A controversial, explosive protagonist of the contemporary design debate, Peter Eisenman (Newark, New Jersey, 1932) has been connected with experiences that have changed the world of international architecture in recent decades.
His work has apparently gone through a series of phases, starting with a profound reinterpretation of the lessons of the European avantgardes, then moving toward experiences commonly categorized with the term “deconstructivism”. But as the works gathered in this volume prove – thanks to precise ordering and documentation of the projects and constructed works – Eisenman’s poetics is substantially coherent in its focus on abstract forms, from the early single-family houses of the 1960s and 1970s to more recent works built in Japan, the United States, Germany and Spain, all illustrated here with a fine selection of photographs and drawings.