Archinect - Features 2014-04-18T17:18:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/49090085/still-ugly-after-all-these-years-a-close-reading-of-peter-eisenman-s-wexner-center Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman’s Wexner Center Alex Maymind 2012-05-22T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-01-25T01:48:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrj6ol8kmgyclk82.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>(Published in <a href="http://onetwelveksa.com/2012/04/27/issue-4/" target="_blank">One: Twelve Issue 4</a>, April 2012.)</em></p><p><em>By: Alex Maymind</em></p><p>Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University has been typically understood through its relationship to and manipulation of then-current postmodern trends within architectural discourse. While the discussion about the building has been host to a plethora of theoretical issues (ranging from the historicity of quotation, to new forms of monumentality, to contemporary modes of estrangement, to architecture-as-collage, etc.) it seems that today certain shifts have caused the work to move to the fringe of current debates.</p>