Lecture by Peter Eisenman:

"PROJECT or PRACTICE"


Peter Eisenman is an American architect, known as one of "the New York Five".  His writings and lectures have on focused on the topics of comparative/formal analysis and the emancipation and autonomization of the discipline.  He also works through, in detail, the histories of architects, including Piranesi, Palladio, Alberti, and many others. In this video, he speaks about the idea of "Project versus Practice” in architecture.  He identifies six milestones, or "Meta-Project”s, to support his arguement on the subject, also referencing major, influential names in architecture such as Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, and James Sterling.  This lecture is an important analysis of the correlation between theory and practice in architecture. 

Video source:

Syracuse Architecture (Syracuse University School of Architecture)
Published on Apr 15, 2013

 

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