After 10 years of studying the villas of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, Peter Eisenman, FAIA, presents his findings at the Yale School of Architecture in Palladio Virtuel. He proposes a reading of 20 of Palladio's villas that could force architectural historians to take another look at the 16th-century architect. Instead of understanding Palladio's forms as ideal, with a part-to-whole stability, Eisenman proposes that the villa components—portico, circulation, and central-figured spaces—became all but unrecognizable by the end of Palladio's career, as Palladio transformed and reinvented his forms. Gray, color-coded villa components are highlighted in 20 villa models and presented in three parts in the exhibit: "The Classical Villas: The Impending Crisis of Synthesis"; "The Barchessa Projects: Extensions into the Landscape"; and "The Virtual Villa: The Dissipation of the Villa Type." Eisenman, of Eisenman Architects

in New York, is the first Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at Yale. Through Oct. 27. •