Peter Eisenman


  • Arie Graafland



For quite a while, Peter Eisenman’s dissertation lived the life of a mystery text. Many architectural theorists knew about it, but it was not published until 2006. The facsimile reprint by Lars Müller finally makes available the complete typographic script that Eisenman defended in August 1963 at the University of Cambridge.

Author Biography

Arie Graafland

Arie Graafland is professor of architectural theory at the Faculty of Architecture Delft University of Technology, and director of the Delft School of Design (DSD). He has published extensively on architecture theory and urban theory. His recent books include Versailles and the Mechanics of Power (2003) and The Socius of Architecture, Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York (2000). Together with Harry Kerssen he is partner in Kerssen Graafland Architects in Amsterdam.