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Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques
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Knowing the nihilistic, anti-human qualities of Eisenman's superficial approach to design, and the ever-mutable "logic" in his work, this is no surprise. He lacks any intuitive understanding of space or scale and a lifetime of pretentious writing has not equipped him for the serious task at hand. Ever since Eisenman indulged himself placing columns in the middle of a client's dining table, he has gotten away with his preposterous intellectual gimmickry, passing it off as "challenging", the stock-in-trade excuse for ridiculous and contrived design. [Interestingly, when it came to his own apartment, Eisenman handed off the work to another firm who produced a fairly cozy design. This hypocrisy shows a lack of sincerity in his unrefined speculations, and no thinking person should ever take Eisenman seriously again.]
This lowbrow rhetoric has served as a handy tool for the mediocre academic whose primary audience is susceptible students. But Eisenman's shaky credibility is rapidly and thankfully waning, the result of absurd quasi-intellectual hypotheses which produced crude buildings, no single one of which has achieved enduring respect. Revisionist histories already marginalize him as a sideshow huckster, an irritating distraction from more meaningful debates developing elsewhere.Read more ›
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This is a critical reworking of Eisenman's earlier investigations on the Italian architect, Giuseppe Terragni. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Professor Steve Quevedo
Granted, Eisenman's texts are challenging. But the diagrams and drawings more than make up for it. A great addition to any thorough library of Italian modern architecture.Published on February 25, 2010 by Luis Bustamante
For such a big book it is a paper-thin study. I was disappointed that Eisenman reduced the buildings in the most simplistic way to lines and platonic shapes. Read morePublished on May 7, 2004
This book reduces Terragni's buildings to a series of graphic exercises in alignment and proportion. Read morePublished on May 4, 2004
Lots of diagrams (too many) documenting various iterations of the Case del Fascio. But it gets repetitive and boring. Read morePublished on April 29, 2004
Little more than a series of diagrams applied to plans and elevations of two Terragni buildings with excessive but uninformative commentary by Eisenman. Read morePublished on April 25, 2004
finally a book that cuts through contemporary bs, something that sees past the superficial and easy images that the profession is hiding under. Read morePublished on April 24, 2004
Forty years after writing his master's thesis on this Italian rationalist's two 1930s masterworks in Como-the Casa del Fascio and the Casa Giuliani-Frigerio-Eisenman has turned it... Read morePublished on April 17, 2004 by Michael Webb