EISENMAN: THEORY, HISTORY, ITALY & CRITIQUE

January 16th, 2018

LECTURER: DR FRANCESCO MANCINI

 

LECTURE TITLE: EISENMAN: THEORY, HISTORY, ITALY & CRITIQUE

 

EPOKA UNIVERSITY 19th of January @15.00

 

                                                                                                             Peter Eisenman is one of the most controversial architects and educators over the past 50 years. Although his methodology is distant from traditional approaches – social, historical, aesthetic and functional - he has been constantly questioning the role of these categories through his work and his writings, investigating possible contributions from philosophy, literature, visual arts and science to the redefinition of the role of architecture in today’s world. This lecture focuses on the central role that the study of Italian Architectural Culture has played in Eisenman' s interest for Theory, History and Critique as an essential reference for his work.
 

  “I am not difficult. Architecture is.”–Peter Eisenman


Francesco Mancini is an Architect and a Scholar. He joined Curtin University in May 2015 and since July 2017 has taken the leadership of the Architecture Discipline. He was Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the University of Roma Tre where he also served as a design consultant. In 1998-99 Mancini taught with the internationally recognized architect and educator Peter Eisenman at The Cooper Union School of Architecture. He also taught design at the University of Waterloo, at The Pratt Institute and at  ISU College of Design. He published the book Spacing, an anthology of Peter Eisenman’s essays, and CASE X CASO, a critical essay on Peter Eisenman's houses. Mancini holds a PhD on Mr Eisenman' s work from the University of Florence.

*Peter Eisenman "Il giardino dei passi perduti" Exhibition at Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona Italy 2004.

(Photo by Francesco Mancini)