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Peter Eisenman architectural drawings for House VI, 1972

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Finding aid for the Peter Eisenman architectural drawings for House VI, 1972

Scope and Content of Collection

Sixty-three architectural drawings in pencil and ink on paper document the complete design development for House VI, also known as the Frank House. All the drawings are from 1972 and have ID numbers written on them by Eisenman's office. Most critics and historians consider House VI one of Eisenman's most important early designs. The most theoretical and polemical of his designs to date, Eisenman described House VI as a turning point in his career. The collection includes an elaborate series of preliminary sketches that reveal the origin of elements retained in the final design. During the design process, Eisenman felt that he "achieved a synthesis between the isolation of the architectural sign and the generation of the autonomous object."

Arrangement note

Arranged in one series by the drawings' ID numbers.




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