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Chora L works : Jacques Derrida and Peter Eisenman

Author: Jacques Derrida; Peter Eisenman; Jeffrey Kipnis; Thomas Leeser
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, 1997.
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Chora L Works documents the unprecedented collaboration, initiated in 1985, between philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman on a project for the Parc de la Villette in Paris. Woven into the volume are discussion transcripts, candid correspondence, and essays, as well as sketches, presentation drawings, and models. Derrida and Eisenman's design process was guided by Plato's chora text from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autographs (Provenance)
Named Person: Peter Eisenman; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Peter Eisenman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Derrida; Peter Eisenman; Jeffrey Kipnis; Thomas Leeser
ISBN: 1885254407 9781885254405
OCLC Number: 35285471
Language Note: English and French.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Venice/Cannaregio drawings --
Transcript one / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Jeffrey Kipnis, Thomas Leeser, Renato Rizzi --
Chora / Jacques Derrida --
Transcript two / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Alain Pelissier, Renato Rizzi --
Drawings 1-7 --
Model 1 --
Transcript three / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman --
Drawings 8-18, 27-38, 46-49, 51-53 --
Transcript four / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Thomas Leeser --
Drawings 54-62 --
Transcript five / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Thomas Leeser --
Correspondence --
Model 2 --
Transcript six / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Jeffrey Kipnis, Thomas Leeser, Renato Rizzi --
Why Peter Eisenman writes such good books / Jacques Derrida --
A+U drawings --
Transcript seven / Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Jeffrey Kipnis --
Introduction / Bernard Tschumi --
Parc de la Villette drawings --
Seperate tricks / Peter Eisenman --
Twisting the separatrix / Jeffrey Kipnis --
Letter to Peter Eisenman / Jacques Derrida --
Afterword / Jacques Derrida and Jeffrey Kipnis --
Pourquoi Peter Eisenman ecrit de si bons livres / Jacques Derrida --
A+U drawings --
Letter to Peter Eisenman / Jacques Derrida --
Correspondence --
Post/el cards: a reply to Jacques Derrida / Peter Eisenman --
Chora / Jacques Derrida --
Paris/La Villette drawings.
Other Titles: Choral works
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Kipnis and Thomas Leeser.

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Chora L Works documents the unprecedented collaboration, initiated in 1985, between philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman on a project for the Parc de la Villette in Paris. Woven into the volume are discussion transcripts, candid correspondence, and essays, as well as sketches, presentation drawings, and models. Derrida and Eisenman's design process was guided by Plato's chora text from the Timeaus; their unique reciprocal relationship was an interchange - and transformation - of voices.

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