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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It is, I guess, the point of the book, to sell this idea of congestion and manhattanism as an urbanism concept and I am CERTAINLY not even close to being an expert on the matterbut for me, it mostly felt flat on its A history lesson, dissertion in urbanism and thought experiment soaked in pretentious intellectualoid blabber.

Koolhaas has used this construct, with koolhaad ideas of the grid, the city-within-a-city, using the PCM, to enrich his analysis.

Not every chapter is captivating, but altogether it’s a very interesting history lesson on New York. Books by Rem Koolhaas.

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Things taken for granted, such as the elevator. Yup, the workload can ren pretty discouraging daunting even. Apr 15, Kathleen rated it liked it. Books Featured In This Story.

Rem Koolhaas / Delirious New York

Published inKoolhaas proposed that the street grid system of Manhattan, as well as what he called the “Culture Rem Koolhaas is an architect and writer whose style of glossy, heavily-illustrated deliriois and architecture books have become the norm since their release in the s.


Open Preview See a Problem? There are the architects of ‘the people’, or, practical city planners who know what’s good for the unwashed masses Le Corbusier, Moses.

The fatal weakness of manifestos is their inherent lack of evidence. It combines a singular history of the city with a lively and sometimes outrageous “retroactive manifesto” about architecture and city planning. Most books on Architecture these days talk about some bullshit ideas, but described through flowery yet complex words.

I picked up this book since it was described as an “unurbanist manifesto”, sadly I found that book’s scope is much smaller, as it does not touch any city planning issues, such as transportation, zoning, etc.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Before they were put to the service of making our material production more koplhaas, they were put to the primary task of blowing our minds. This model nicely explained SoHO, for example.

Quotes from Delirious New Yor Koolhaas has little sympathy for the former. He barely mentions the World Trade Center those buildings on the cover are the X, Y and Z towers at Rockefeller Centerthough Koolhaas probably ignored them since they did not exhibit the character and conflict that the other buildings did. Jun 14, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Koolhaas, the most influential voice in contemporary architecture, explicated his theory of Manhattanism in “Delirious NY” deliriius His analysis is entertainingly idiosyncratic and yet curiously illuminating.

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Paperbackpages. It thrust him into the spoliglight of architectural critics across the globe.


Staten Island investment advisors: A utopia that is indifferent to topography, imposing the mental over the real. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. How could it be so good? Vielleicht ist dort ja inzwischen schon der Kommunismus angekommen? I love how he seems to believe the human mind goes first toward irrationality. I do think it hurt my opinion that this book took me soo long to finish. Delidious if you don’t care about architecture, the writing is a lot of fun. Koolhaas discusses how things like the imposition of the grid, the Zoning Resolution, and a desire for a man-made utopia helped to create a “culture of congestion.

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deliroius It’s wonderful to read an analysis so grounded in the basic facts of life, yet stretched so far into the purely theoretical. View my complete profile.

Vijesh Mertiya 1 December at Don’t get me wrong – parts were Very interesting and entertaining, but as a whole I didn’t feel that way.

After I read it a dozen more times, I might be able to tell you. The delitious of the masses must be refined for their sake! To the contrary, he sees the reality of the Commissioner’s Plan Grid and the Zoning Law as some of the decisive ingredients in the unique architecture he calls Manhattanism.

The first response was Coney Island, a testing ground for how to bring nature back to the city. It was purely man over nature.