The exhibition at the Tulpenmanie Gallery in Milan shows a selection of recent results of formal analysis of masterpieces from Renaissance to contemporary architecture.
The formal and syntactic ideas that support an architectural project can programmatically insert it into a system of relations with preceding projects, which become ideal interlocutors in a fruitful discourse among different periods and areas of research.
The formal analysis of architectural works – i.e. in the developments that in English-speaking countries are based on the studies by Rudolf Wittkower and Colin Rowe to the most recent “Close Reading” by Peter Eisenman – performs a crucial role in composing this dialogue among architectural works through drawing, an anticipatory activity for designing new works as a continuous opportunity for the critique and study of architectural ideas.
The exhibition “Close Reading”, conceived by Lorenzo Degli Esposti and hosted by the Tulpenmanie Gallery in Milan, shows a selection of recent results of formal analysis of masterpieces from Renaissance to contemporary architecture, offering a comparison between Italian, British, and American research, through over 200 drawings.
4 – 31 April 2017 Close reading. Formal analysis in architecture
curated by Lorenzo Degli Esposti Galleria Tulpenmanie
via Mauro Macchi, 6 Milan