Renato Rizzi
University of Venice – Faculty of Architecture


In this article author is arguing that architecture, like all other aesthetic disciplines, has for long been pointing to the original problem: the sense of form. The form is seen as the multiplicity of expressive language that comes from particular kind of knowledge. Regarding this architecture is seen as work of realization; the cognition of knowledge and that the form is representation, the sense is the essence.
Author is also arguing that the greater variable, although not the only one, among the four factors concerns the right to knowledge. The greater or smaller its extension and profoundness, the greater or smaller our ability to slide along the essential line of the slope. Or, towards the “contents of the truth of one work”, if we wish to use the same words of Walter Benjamin. But the hypothesis, although it has to be demonstrated yet, imposes the logic of thoughts, which should be added to the aesthetics of thoughts: the gift of compilation, the image of the unity of the entirety.In several parts of this paper, through the questions of the theological, the scene of thought, interpretation on representation and contemplation, ideas, concepts and phenomenon, author will discuss on possible interpretations of work of Pieter Eisenman.

Tèlos, iconology, epistemological premise, form, interpretation, theology, Jewish paradigm, the Greek-Christian paradigm



SAJ Vol. 5, 2013, No. 1