A précis by Emma Watson Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan is an engaging review of modern architecture and. by. Rem Koolhaas. · Rating details · 2, ratings · 91 reviews. Since its original publication in , Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in. Author Eric Kraft describes Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York as a “sometimes outrageous retroactive manifesto” about architecture and city.

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Looking at the projects Koolhaas and OMA have designed post Delirious, several seem to have been inspired by Manhattan buildings featured within the book such as the Downtown Athletic Club and the Rockefeller Centrein that they rarely have one pure function.

There is an interesting digression near the end, juxtaposing the ways that Le Corbusier and Salvador Dali used paranoia deliruous their interpretation of Manhattan. Had I read it in the span of a few weeks instead of many, many months it would probably have made more sense to me and gotten another s Strange.

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Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Shelves: Any site could now be multiplied ad infinitum to produce a proliferation of floor space. Rich history of the most iconic city of the U. His interest lies in the architects who showed the idealistic zeal that conflicts with what is truly possible in Manhattan, not the buildings that simply adhere to the style of building one level on top of another until it reaches infinity.


Rem Koolhaas / Delirious New York

May 16, Matthew rated it really liked it. He sees plans and popularly circulated sketches of never-to-be-realized buildings as important, too.

The contemporary Coney Island is a pale shadow of the previous Coney Island. Non so da dove iniziare. A lot of it is about the Architecture and how it came to be.

Rockefeller Centre a richer environment? A classic masterpiece that every architect and New York City lover should read. I’m sure of it. Man is ultimately controlled by his quest for knowledge, and the once-noble project of Enlightenment is turned towards chaos and destruction. Follow via Email Enter your email address to follow Kneeling Bus and receive notifications of new posts by email. Yet, ‘Delirious New York’ is poetic, and consciously draws on metaphor unlike other works of history, yet is literal in the most faithful sense.

Apr 23, Maxim rated it really liked it. Jun 29, Andrew ddelirious it Shelves: Before they were put to the service of making our material production more efficient, they were put to the primary task of blowing our minds. This is the first one. But even if only a dream, it would be considered too unreal to exist.

I picked up this book since it was described as an “unurbanist manifesto”, sadly I found that book’s scope is kkolhaas smaller, as it does not touch any city planning issues, tork as transportation, zoning, etc. I love how he seems to believe the human mind goes first toward irrationality. Surprisingly light to read and engaging through many expamles, execellent graphics and interesitng facts. You are commenting using your Facebook account. But bushwhack through this babble and you catch fleeting vistas of lucid thought about the unique architecture of NYC.


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A very engaging quick read yori illuminates NY’s signature achievement, the “culture of congestion”. Lists with This Book. Oct 25, M C rated it it was ok. Mar 27, Sam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They — we — have made the city what it is. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Fueled by Koolhaas’ precise and colorful verbal descriptions, the book makes good use of kolohaas images to produce a grand and absurd vision that, in my opinion, contains a healthy dose of self-criticism.

Delirious New York

Auf einem Fasching, bei dem die Architekten als ihre eigenen Wolkenkratzer auftreten, stellt eine Frau das “Basin-Girl” dar: L’ho appena finito e vivo simultaneamente un momento di stasi e un momento di frenesia nel voler dire qualcosa al riguardo. This essay focusses on Koolhaas and Delirious New York ; how it shaped his architectural standing, what his influences were, how he achieved his success with the book, and how it went on to influence his architectural career.

Not every chapter is captivating, but altogether it’s a very interesting history lesson on New York. I will have to give this another read.