Sixty-three architectural drawings in pencil,
pen and marker on paper document the design development of House VI, one of
Peter Eisenman's most important early polemical designs. Commissioned by
Suzanne and Dick Frank, it was designed and built in 1972-1975, in Cornwall,
Connecticut. All the drawings in this collection date from 1972.
American architect, educator and theoretician, Peter Eisenman founded
the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City in 1967.
Critics of that time dubbed him one of the New York Five (along with Michael
Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk, and Richard Meier), a loose, theoretical
and aesthetic grouping of New York architects that presaged Post-Modernism. The
Corbusier-inspired design of House VI, Eisenman's sixth house design, signals
the formalist aesthetic of that school.
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