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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Jan 17, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was especially surprised by the rich history of Coney Island, considering koolhaaz sad but somehow beautiful little beach it is nowadays. Jun 02, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Don’t get me wrong – parts were Very interesting and entertaining, but as a whole I didn’t feel that way.

An excellent read not only for readers interested in architecture.

Ein Pool, von einem russischen Studenten entworfen. The offices and apartments simply encased the elevators. You are commenting using your WordPress.

He sees delirikus and popularly circulated sketches of never-to-be-realized buildings as important, too. Trivia About Delirious New Yor Oct 13, Joel rated it really liked it.

Yup, the workload can be pretty discouraging daunting even. Felt like he was imposing his view and his narrative on the architects that were his subject of writing, views and ideas I felt like the author is making up completely. Aug 07, Prabhu rated it really liked it.


An attempt to nfw and summarise my topic in poster form. It combines a singular history of the city with a lively and sometimes outrageous “retroactive manifesto” about architecture and city planning. La seconda ammirazione va alla nascita del: However Delirious should not be remember soley as a Rem Koolhaas work. Walk on Glass Skylights.

Published December 1st by The Monacelli Press first published Written in such a bizarre, dream like style, the city of Manhattan was brought to life and the book has been yrok favourite of mine every since.

Sep 09, Andrew Fairweather rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am glad that I finally read it and finally finished itbut I don’t think it lived up to the hype. He cannot admit to this disgust; he sublimates it by identifying external exploitation and corruption as the reason for the masses’ aberrations. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

The Birth Of Manhattan? A ‘Delirious’ Story

His first major publication, Delirious New York thrust him into the spotlight, and it was this book that caught my attention and imagination a few years ago. The enjoyment of the masses must be refined for their sake! Jan 22, Jochen rated it liked it. Their rejection forces Le Corbusier to become a Cartesian carpetbagger, peddling his horizontal glass Skyscraper like a furious prince dragging a colossal glass slipper on an Odyssey from Metropolis to Metropolis.


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

Some architects are just a little to clever for their own good. Wonderful little book on the bizarre, wacky and ridiculous ideas that took Coney Island and Manhattan during the pre-and early sky scraper era.

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 rm own projects collaborated with Elia Zenghalis etc to show how the manifesto could be then used for new projects in other cities. A good example of his school can be found in this conclusion I came to while stoned and watching Wallace and Gromit I must admit this part of the book held less fascination for me.

A classic masterpiece that every architect and New York City lover should read. This jork, in a deliroius divorced from reality, forces the metropolis ever upward into the speculative. I’m sure of it.