Peter Eisenman, architectural theory, modernism, abstract design methodology, architectural topographies, Cities of Artificial Excavation, decomposition, fiction, scaling, urban architecture
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture
In this introduction, Bédard traces American architect Peter Eisenman's evolution as an architect and theorist from his work on houses from 1967 until 1980 to a body of work titled, "Cities of Artificial Excavation," which he completed between 1978 and 1988. In "Cities of Artificial Excavation," Eisenman interrogates a series of fictions by using dissimulation to produce an "artificial" architecture.
Bédard, Jean-François. "Introduction," Cities of Artificial Excavation: The Work of Peter Eisenman, 1978-1988. Ed. Jean-François Bédard. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1994, p. 9-18.
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