Delirious New York

Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps.

Delirious New York

Delirious New York

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

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Delirious New York
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Rem Koolhaas
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-01 - Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York
Delirious New York
Language: nl
Pages: 317
Authors: Rem Koolhaas
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

Klassiek geworden lofzang op wolkenkrabber en metropool van de in 1978 nog onbekende architect.
OMA/Rem Koolhaas
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Christophe van Gerrewey
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-21 - Publisher: Birkhäuser

The activities of Rem Koolhaas and his staff were widely discussed even before the foundation of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975. Today, many contributions on the work of OMA can be found in the international architectural press, including Koolhaas’ own writings. The book contains about 150 selected texts—interviews,
Skyline
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Hubert Damisch
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

One of today's foremost art historians and critics presents a strikingly original view of architecture and the city through the twin lenses of cultural theory and psychoanalysis. In engaging a subject that has been of continuing interest to Damisch over the last 30 years, he develops a unique way of
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Categories: Architecture
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