Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator. For more than a half century, he has profoundly influenced generations of academics and practitioners with his buildings, writing, and teaching.
By developing formal and linguistic critiques of architecture’s bourgeois conventions, his activism seeks to undermine authority by creating architecture demanding close attention.
By Other Means traces Eisenman’s evolution from his formative years to his well-known Houses series and beyond. Unpublished work from his undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies reveal an ‘Eisenman before Eisenman’.
This material is printed along with correspondence from Colin Rowe, ephemera from the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, and previously unseen sketches/diagrams for Houses I, II, VI, and X.
Featuring drawings and ephemera relating to various projects and proposals in the United States (e.g. Princeton and New York) and Europe (e.g. Liverpool and Venice).
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition By Other Means, curated by Mathew Ford with Jeffrey Kipnis as part of Time– Space – Existence, organized by GAA-Foundation at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy, for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, May 28 – November 27, 2016.
Eisenman is most well known for his iconic and controversial design of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial) in Berlin, 2003/04.