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Peter Eisenman

John Nichols Gallery

Seeing an exhibition of Peter Eisenman’s models and drawings on Plexiglas is unlike looking at the work of any other practicing architect. The work itself and the accompanying texts are difficult, and so original, so private, that they seem unintended for public viewing. Yet Eisenman reaches out insistently, absorbing new information and thought generated in fields as diverse as psychology, literature, linguistics, and theology His work represents an area of architectural investigation that is abstract, restless, visionary, and, finally, revisionary, a conceptualization of process that is a mystery to some and an important influence for many.

Challenging over 500 years of architectural convention, Eisenman has proposed abandoning the anthropocentric generators of form, proportion, and program in architecture in favor of a new design. tautology based on discontinuity, displacement, appropriation,

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