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CITIES OF ARTIFICIAL EXCAVATION: THE WORK OF PETER EISENMAN, 1978-1988. Ed. by Jean-Francois Bedard. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 1994. Published in association with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 236 pp. with 235 ills. (148 col.). 29 x 22 cm. LC 93-43476 ISBN 084781761X In English.
Investigating the complexities of Eisenman's design strategies and his interdisciplinary critiques of architectural and urban planning traditions, this catalogue provides thorough documentation of four representative works from a series of eleven largely unrealized projects designed by the prominent American architect and theorist (b. 1932) from 1978 to 1988, presenting nearly 150 conceptual sketches, site plans, axonometric projections and models for a Long Beach art museum, urban complexes in Berlin and Venice, and a public garden in Paris. Four essays examining the Cities of Artificial Excavation series, identifying the dual modernist and postmodernist tendencies embodied in Eisenman's work and detailing the evolution of his drawing techniques are followed by a transcript of the essayists' round-table discussion with the architect, analyses and histories of the featured projects, and related theoretical texts by Eisenman.
Artist(s):Eisenman, Peter
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 01,05,07,08,13,15,17,20,22,24
Worldwide Number: 024479
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