chapter  6
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The main instrument that allowed Eisenman to base his own reections on process has certainly been the diagram. If process has become, in fact, the central core of his work, it is because, over the years, process and diagram ended up coinciding. One may say that for the American architect process and diagram are almost synonymous, even though the concept of the diagram in itself came to acquire, in Eisenman’s discourse, dierent denitions and characterizations. Nevertheless, the diagramming process has been a retrospective act for the American architect, because all of his diagrams have been both theoretical and ideological, expressive of an ideology about theory.