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THE WEXNER CENTER FOR

VISUAL ARTS WINS THE AIA OHIO TWENTY-FIVE AWARD

 

24 August 2015

The Wexner Center for Visual Arts and

Fine Arts Library

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

(Joint venture with Richard Trott and Partners, Columbus, OH)

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PALLADIO VIRTUEL

 

Yale School of Architecture

180 York St. New Haven, CT

20 August 2012 - 27 October 2012

 

Many historians of architecture have viewed the villas of Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) as physical manifestations of the classical architectural principles described in his treatise The Four Books of Architecture (I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura). Written toward the end of his life, The Four Books illustrate Palladio’s built work, redrawn the way he wanted it to be. In this groundbreaking new study, American architect and educator Peter Eisenman analyzes twenty of Palladio’s villas, offering a radical interpretation of the Renaissance master’s work.

 

Working from an architect’s perspective, Eisenman, with Matt Roman, shows the evolution of Palladio’s villas from those that exhibit classical symmetrical volumetric bodies to others that exhibit no bodies at all, just fragments in a landscape. This conclusion stands in stark contrast to studies that emphasize principles of ideal symmetry and proportion in Palladio’s work. Featuring more than 300 new analytic drawings and models, this handsome book is an important addition to the corpus of Palladian studies and a testament to Palladio’s lasting place in contemporary architectural thought.

PALLADIO VIRTUEL EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Yale School of Architecture

180 York St. New Haven, CT

20 August 2012 - 27 October 2012

 

“Palladio Virtuel” presents the critical work of one architect, Peter Eisenman, produced by looking at the work of another. It is little interested in the accepted narrative, record, dates, facts, or whatever historical “truth” exists about Andrea Palladio, but rather is a rereading of Palladio that sheds new light on both historical and contemporary architecture through in-depth analyses of the drawings Palladio made for his I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture, 1570). Conceptual models and analytic drawings are shown within an installation that transforms the Yale Architecture Gallery with the poché of Palladio’s unbuilt Palazzo Della Torre.

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PIRANESI VARIATIONS

 

13th International Architecture Exhibition

Venice Biennale

29 August 2012 - 25 November 2012

 

Invited by David Chipperfield to participate in the Biennale exhibition “Common Ground,” Peter Eisenman in turn asked Jeffrey Kipnis and Pier Vittorio Aureli to join him in an exploration of Piranesi’s seminal drawing, Campo Marzio (1762). The exhibition of models and drawings includes their three, very different contemporary interpretations of Campo Marzio and one projection of how Piranesi’s own drawing might have been built as a 3D model, designed by Yale architecture students.

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PETER EISENMAN AWARDED THE

2015 AIA/ACSA TOPAZ MEDALLION

FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION

 

Peter Eisenman, FAIA, the iconoclastic educator who’s done the most to bring rigorous architectural theory back to the forefront of academia since the early 20th-century Modernist reformation, is the recipient of the 2015 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. Jointly awarded by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the Topaz Medallion honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for a decade or more. Eisenman’s accomplishments will be celebrated at the 2015 ACSA Annual Meeting in Toronto and at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta.

PETER EISENMAN AWARDED THE

2010 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN THE ARTS (ARCHITECTURE)

 

Jerusalem, May 2010

 

The Prize Committee for the Arts has unanimously decided that the 2010 Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts (Architecture) will be jointly awarded to:Peter Eisenman, innovative architect and educator, for advancing the discipline of architecture through both theoretical texts and exceptional buildings of profound consequence, together with David Chipperfield.

 

Peter Eisenman (Born 1932, U.S.A), innovative architect and educator, has advanced the discipline of architecture with theoretical texts and exceptional buildings of profound consequence. His critical redefinition of architecture, as a language and mode of thought, has influenced generations of architects and educators, internationally. Indeed, Eisenman is the most important leader in the establishment of a meaningful discourse among architects, theorists and historians. Throughout his career, Eisenman´s design and teaching methods have profoundly deepened knowledge of the forms and underlying principles of classical and modern architecture. His numerous theories have transformed the structure of meaning in architecture.

 

In his corpus and in those of the numerous architects he has analyzed, buildings become testaments to historical processes and the possibilities of architecture in the future. The relationships between object and subject, form and function, building and landscape, architecture and nature, are radically rethought. Eisenman’s bold and unsettling portrayal of destruction and erasure in the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin provides a new paradigm for memorialization that confronts tragedy and loss in an unforgettable way.