architect Peter Eisenman
project City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
written by Alan Kostrenčić


I have it now in hand, I have a hand for it, reversing perspectives:
prime reason why a ‘revaluation of values’
is perhaps possible for me alone.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo[1]


In 1888, two years prior to his death, Nietzsche wrote his last book Ecce Homo. Bordering between Dionysian madness, megalomania, self irony, genius, and tragedy, Nietzsche constructed/deconstructed a recapitulation of his own philosophical opus. The very title, a paraphrase of the words ‘Behold the Man’ with which Pilate appealed to the crowd which decided to crucify Christ, was chosen carefully with a number of possible connotations that we can recognize if we are familiar with the work of Nietzsche.

[1] Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm: Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is, new translation by Thomas Wayne, Algora Publishing, 2004, p 12