Message - Form vs. Function (Eisenman)

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Posted by  Paul Malo on October 22, 2002 at 07:08:37:

The link provides an amusing case study of how avant gardism gives architects a bad name. The building was Eisenman's first.

This story recalls Mies and Dr. Farnsworth, who similarly was displeased with what the architect provided. The difference, as I see it, was that Mies attained a classic work of architecture--one of the landmark achievements of the twentieth century--which is not what can be said for Eisenman, in my estimation.

Of course, Eiseman is the antithesis of Mies's "less is more." With Eisenman, it's "more is better"--complexity for its own sake.

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