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May 2021

Arsenal Hill Urban Project in SYMBOLS & Icons Exhibition

Tbilisi Arsenal Hill Urban Project with Laurie Olin and Armand Biglari is part of the SYMBOLS & Icons exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.

The exhibition will be on view May 27 - August 20, 2021.

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Photos by CITYLAB

December 2020

Peter Eisenman is the recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has selected Peter Eisenman as the 2020 recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design.

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August 2020


Peter Eisenman with Elisa Iturbe
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Conceptions of modernity in architecture are often expressed in the idea of the zeitgeist, or “spirit of the age,” an attitude toward architectural form that is embedded in a belief in progressive time. Lateness explores how architecture can work against these linear currents in startling and compelling ways. In this incisive book, internationally renowned architect Peter Eisenman, with Elisa Iturbe, proposes a different perspective on form and time in architecture, one that circumvents the temporal constraints on style that require it to be “of the times”—lateness. He focuses on three twentieth-century architects who exhibited the qualities of lateness in their designs: Adolf Loos, Aldo Rossi, and John Hejduk. Drawing on the critical theory of Theodor Adorno and his study of Beethoven’s final works, Eisenman shows how the architecture of these canonical figures was temporally out of sync with conventions and expectations, and how lateness can serve as a form of release from the restraints of the moment.

Available on Princeton University Press

May 2020

Peter Eisenman Joins Milano Arch Week Marathon

Peter Eisenman will be speaking at the Milano Arch Week Marathon with a line-up of international architects including Rem Koolhaas, Kazuyo Sejima, Petra Blaisse, Patrik Schumacher, Bjarke Ingels, Daniel Libeskind and professors of the Politecnico di Milano.

Introduction for Peter Eisenman will be done by the president of the Triennale Milano, Stefano Boeri.

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March 2020

Peter Eisenman Awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters  

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its highest honors for excellence in the arts. Architect Peter Eisenman and historian David Blight have been awarded the Gold Medals for Architecture and History, respectively. The Gold Medal for Architecture, given once every six years, is awarded for eminence in an entire body of work. The Academy’s annual May award ceremony is postponed at this time; the physical presentation of the award is TBA.

February 2020

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman at  Art Omi

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman presents architectural models, drawings, and photographs of Residenze Carlo Erba in Milan, Italy for the first time in the US.

The exhibition will be on view February 15 - March 15, 2020.

Photos by Bryan Zimmerman, Courtesy of Art Omi

October 2019

Pinerba Condominium in Architectural Record 

Check out the cover story by Josephine Minutillo in the October issue of Architectural Record on our Pinerba Condominium project in Milan.

Read the story on Architectural Record

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September 2018

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture

Peter Eisenman
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

First published in 2006 (and now rare), and originally written as a dissertation in 1963, The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture is now available as a reprint by Lars Muller Publishers. 

Available on Amazon

July 2018

Max Reinhardt House is part of the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

The project is also mentioned in the exhibition catalog. 

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June 2018

Pinerba Condominium in Time Space Existence Exhibition

The exhibition will be open at Palazzo Bembo in Venice from 26 May to 25 November 2018.

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April 2018

Carpet Design for ARTinD x Phillips

Architects include Peter Eisenman, Ben Van Berkel, Norman Foster, Sou Fujimoto, Thom Mayne, Alessandro Mendini, Piero and Nathalie Sartogo and Peter Zumthor designed unique carpers for a collaborative project between Phillips and ARTinD.

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April 2018

Peter Eisenman Lectures at Tongji University, China

Peter Eisenman will give a public lecture at the School of Architecture of Tongji University – “Architecture in the Second Digital Age” on March 20 at 4 pm. The lecture will be followed with the book launch of Eisenman's new Chinese book, The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture. 

March 2018

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture

Peter Eisenman
Publisher: Tongji University Press
[Chinese Translation]

Peter Eisenman's dissertation published in Chinese with a preface by Xuan Luo.

Available here

March 2018

Pinerba Condominium under construction in Milano

The construction will be completed in late 2018.

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January 2018

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture

Peter Eisenman
[Farsi Translation]

Peter Eisenman's dissertation on the formal basis of modern architecture translated into Farsi by Masoud Habibi and Ali Kakavand.

Available here

September 2017

11 + L. Una antología de ensayos, Puente Editores

Peter Eisenman
Publisher: Puente Editores

11 + L. Una antología de ensayos puts together a selection of essays that covers a large part of Peter Eisenman’s career, from 1963 to 2000. The book is published in Spanish with a preface by Sanford Kwinter.

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June 2017

Peter Eisenman : Ecrits 1963-1984

Peter Eisenmna
Publisher: Form[e]s

A selection of writings of Peter Eisenman from 1962 to 1984 published in French by Form[e]s.

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February 2017

By Other Means: Notes, Projects, and Ephemera From the Miscellany of Peter Eisenman

Edited by Mathew Ford
Publisher: GAA Foundation

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.

Read the essay by Jeffrey Kipnis

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December 2015

Palladio Virtuel

Peter Eisenman with Matt Roman
Yale University Press

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.

Read the preface by Peter Eisenman

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August 2015

The Wexner Center for Visual Arts and Fine Arts wins the AIA Ohio Twenty-five Award

The Wexner Center for Visual Arts and Fine Arts Library The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

April 2015

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.

August 2012

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.

August 2012

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.

May 2012

Peter Eisenman Awarded the 2010 Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts (Architecture)

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.