Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Delirious New York A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan Since its original publication in Delirious New York has attained mythic status Back in print in a newly designed edition this influential cultural architectural and social history of New Yor

  • Title: Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
  • Author: Rem Koolhaas
  • ISBN: 1885254008
  • Page: 265
  • Format: broch
  • 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 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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    234 thoughts on “Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan”

    1. je vais le racheter en francais car il me semble compliqué de lire certains principes en anglaisis cest un des livres que doit posséder un etudiant en architecture ou un architecte dans sa bibliotheque

    2. Ce livre culte ou référence offre l'un des plus interessant support à la pensée architecturale. Son seul défaut est le fait qu'il soit culte car comme toute chose mythifiée, il a perdu son sens premier. Porteur d'une schizophrenie qu'il énonce et raconte, il est dépassé par son contenu et finalement perd le sens de son propos. une pensée ordonnée coincée dans un vase clos. Il était le livre d'une génération, le livre du lien, aujourd'hui, il devient le livre de la rupture bien pen [...]

    3. He goes into rigorous detail in describing the evidence for his "manifesto" but without losing the reader. If you have ever read any art theory style writing then this will be understandable. It's not a totally normal style of writing but it's still very interesting and understandable if you can pay attention. One of my favorite reads. There are moments of wonder (did that really happen in New York?), moments of enlightenment, and plenty of humor and irony, and even some heroes and villains (Le [...]

    4. Fascinating from start to finish. This is a gripping history of the city of New York, tracing its architectural evolution from the Dutch's rational plotting the grid of Manhattan to Coney Island's early extravagance as a showcase for the bizarre to the manical explosion of sky scrapers. Intriguing is the story of Coney Island serving as an incubator for Manhattan's themes and personality of forms. Koolhaas, now a starchitect, wrote this goregous work decades before he would create his own maste [...]

    5. Here's an undergraduate architecture student's perspective: I really enjoyed this book! It's not difficult to get into but be prepared to venture into some pretty fantastical theories about New York. I couldn't help but think that some of the explanations and narrative were a bit forced to fit into some very memorable lines and titles. Just go with it though and you'll be glad you did; it's a captivating interpretation of New York that is certainly at least as valuable as whatever you'll fin [...]

    6. This classic is a must read for every architect, urbanist and New York aficionado. Although written may years ago, the essence of the city, which Koolhaas correctly sensed and wrote on its pages, make it one of the most quoted and takled about books about the urbanism and architecture of this unique city.

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