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CodeX: The City of Culture of Galicia

CodeX: The City of Culture of Galicia

CodeX: The City of Culture of Galicia

$60.00

Eisenman, Peter, Kurt Forster and Luis Fernandez-Galiano

Pap. New York, 2004

Book ID: 63415

Peter Eisenman's competition-winning project for the City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, is a formidable battery of museums, libraries, and auditoriums, a cultural acropolis atop a spectacular hillside site in northeastern Spain. By excavating the hilltop and arranging six buildings as a kind of artificial topography, Eisenman creates a new warped landscape that seems to merge building and ground, that occupies the hilltop without seeming to have been built upon it. Eisenman reveals in essays and illustrations his theory of coding as a device for producing form.

256 pp., 300 color illus.