Learning From The Master #23 – Peter Eisenman

Hi Restless Spirit!

Discussion about of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida brought us to discover more about deconstruction. We will held another Learning From The Master at OMAH Library this Saturday to learn about the connectivity of this theory in architecture. The second architect that we want to discuss is Peter Eisenman. He worked with Derrida in Parc de la Villette design competition. Indirectly, he brought deconstruction in architecture at the first time.

Peter Eisenman (born 1932) is an American architect. Considered one of the New York Five (Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk, Richard Meier, and Michael Graves) Eisenman is known for his writing and speaking about architecture as well as his designs, which have been called high modernist or deconstructive.

Eisenman’s professional work is often referred to as formalist, decontructive, late avant-garde, late or high modernist, etc.A certain fragmenting of forms visible in some of Eisenman’s projects has been identified as characteristic of an eclectic group of architects that were ( self-) labeled as deconstructivists, and who were feartured in an exhibition by the same name at the Museum of Modern Art.

His passion for Derrida, along with a renewed interest in history, led Eisenman to reinterpret some of his favourite arguments, in order to describe his idea of undecidability in architecture. We also will discuss about Eisenman’s questions about architecture which influenced his architecture work.

This even will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017
starting on 13.00 WIB
at OMAH Library
Jalan Taman Amarilis 2 Blok F2 no. 15, Meruya Utara, Tangerang

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