From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman

From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman

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Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomskya€™s linguistic theories; in the 80a€™s, by collaborating with Derrida and his de-constructivist approach; more recently by discovering Henri Bergson's idea of Time. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach based on the intersections between architecture and philosophy, this book investigates all these definitions and, in doing so, provides new insights into and a deeper understanding of the complexity of Eisenmana€™s work.A diagram is not a thing in itself, but a description of potential relationships among elements, not only an abstract model of the way things behave in the world but a map of possible worlds. Unlike classical theories based on imitation, diagramsanbsp;...


Title:From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman
Author: Dr Stefano Corbo
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-01-28
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