An independent bookshop in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire Login / Register

Delirious New York

a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan

Delirious New York
Our Price: £28.00

Quantity:


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.

Product Details

Author:
Rem Koolhaas

Publisher:
The Monacelli Press

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9781885254009

Publication Date:
01/12/1997

Pages:
317

Dimensions:
239 x 183 x 23 mm

Notes:
ill. (some col.)

Availability:
Available, usually dispatched within 6 days

Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review by clicking below!


Review this book...

Related Books:

An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a beautifully crafted book of cult appeal.
Our Price: £19.95

x
This website uses cookies. More info. Okay