Conversations with Peter Eisenman - The Evolution of Architectural Style
Belogolovksy questions Eisenman about those who inspired him – such as Palladio, Le Corbusier and Robert Venturi. His interlocutor, who gives surprising and bluntly honest answers, talks extensively about the development of architectural flair, the fostering of a creative personality, the emergence of an architectural style and the breach of convention. Eisenman gives the reasons why Deconstructionists, particularly Jacques Derrida, play such a major role
in his work and explains the relationship between architecture and language and linguistics alike.
The conversations revolve around aesthetics and spatial experiences, around viewing patterns and expectations, around the relationship of human beings to nature and art as well as the emergence of architecture from a given context. Last but not least, Eisenman explains the ideas and intentions behind his masterpieces.
This book is a volume about theory in the form of an interview, a summary of Eisenman’s work in which the evolving relationship to his own works can be read over a period of thirteen years. This is complemented by a 100-page body of photographic documentation presenting his early works as of 1969, from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and the City of Culture in Santiago de Compostela to current projects.
The “conversations” form part of an ongoing interview-based project launched by Vladimir Belogolovsky in 2002.
Thirty conversations with leading architects are captured within the volume Conversations with Architects which has also been released by DOM publishers.
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