Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York: A Retrospective Manifesto for Manhattan ( ). A précis by Emma Watson Delirious New York: A. by. Rem Koolhaas. · Rating details · 2, ratings · 91 reviews. Since its original publication in , Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in. But for the next three months, Rem Koolhaas has the stage at the attention with the publication of his book “Delirious New York,” an.

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His most recent architectural work is the finally completed CCTV Tower in China, for which he has provided a long and detailed explanation on how it is the pinnacle of the theories he originally proposed in this book.

He cannot admit to this disgust; he sublimates it by identifying external exploitation and corruption as the reason for the masses’ aberrations. This enabled a theoretically infinite duplication of a footprint.

The old castiron district found, through modern technology, the ability to replicate the beaux arts ornimentation found on the grand cultural and financial structures of the Guilded Age remm its own, completely utilitarian warehouses and factories, as a way to bestow respectability and cultural neceseity to such rawly capitalistic activities, and maybe make a few sales or whatever.

I will have to give this another read. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself. As the name suggests, rather than xelirious a University campus or a series of lecture theatres, there are a range of programmes, including auditoriums, lecture halls, cafeterias and more.


It was created in response to the realization that kiolhaas produce shadows and that people seek to have access to light and air.

These illustrations and concepts are the very evidence that Koolhaas fabricated in order to begin writing the book. I truly tried my best to get through most of it, but I found the rhetoric and syntax to be obnoxiously tedious while lacking in cogency and force. yor

Delirious New York

Guardare in generale, cogliere elementi piccoli, elementi ingombranti e trovare fili conduttori, spiegazioni, movimenti interni. Pageviews from the past week. Open Preview See a Problem? Whenever you will go to NYC after reading this masterpiece you will look at the city from a different perspective.

In strokes similar to the wonders of the Coney Island parks Steeplechase, Luna, and Dreamland not only is the landscape rewritten, but the atmosphere as well! Koolhaas is the king. And the purpose of the Captive Globe itself?

A utopia that is indifferent to topography, imposing the mental over the real. La mia prima ammirazione va per quello che fa. Town Planning in Practi Definitely it will be useful for many people.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The story of the construction of the Empire State Building justifies reading the entire book. He sees plans and popularly circulated sketches of never-to-be-realized buildings as important, too. Koolhaas narrates stories and scenarios throughout Deliriousand one of the most recognised is the image of the bachelors taking a break between a bout of boxing, relaxed and naked, eating oysters fig.

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He tells his reasons for writing the book, explains the retro active manifesto of New York by tracing the history of the place, mentions about the people involved during the time and then concludes with his own projects collaborated with Elia Zenghalis etc to show how the manifesto could be then used for new projects in other cities.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas

Feb 10, Julia Mihhailova rated it it was amazing. It is a Manhattan of towering skyscrapers with dramatic setbacks and nearly limitless central towers, the epitome of Manhattanism. Apr 15, Kathleen rated it liked it. But what was it about? He tells his reasons for writing the book, explains the retro active manifesto of New York by tracing the history of the place, mentions about the people involved during the time and then concludes with his own projects c I’d been pushing the thought of reading this book for so long, since buying it in Mar 27, Sam rated it really liked it Recommends delifious for: But bushwhack through this babble and you catch fleeting vistas of lucid thought about the unique architecture of NYC.

Rem Koolhaas / Delirious New York

But, Delirious New York is none of those. It was enabled by the elevator. Heard on All Things Considered.