I listened to a lecture with Kipnis and Eisenman today and Kipnis said something very interesting about Eisenmans drawings… in reference to the image bellow he said.
‘ you don’t have to know what it means , in fact its particularly interesting as an icon precisely because you don’t know what it means. But you are guaranteed by the erudition of its process that it means something to very few people and its to obscure for you to know. So it creates a kind of obscurism effect as a cultural enterprise know to us.’
He said this when talking about Eisenmans axo diagrams calling the houses ‘buildings about drawings’.