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There it is on the map: Oct 15, Jake Donham rated it liked it. Can you imagine if this dystopian scheme had materialised. It’s wonderful to read an analysis so grounded in the basic facts of yorrk, yet stretched so far into the purely theoretical.

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

Culture lovers have paid for the dissolution of Manhattanism’s poetic density. Aug 07, Prabhu rated it really liked it. It’s a bit of a disappointing conclusion, since the preceding pages are grounded in the reality of New York, that Koolhaas nnew have been a bit more judicious with editing his more pie-in-the-sky ideas.

By separating the internal and external, the monolith of the skyscraper spared the outside world of everyday life, a shell housing layers of reality. The writing is very droll and clever. Mar 06, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 28, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it. Sometimes these articulated the gist of the gestalt better than anything that made it through the wringer of fundraising and city bureaucracy.


Delirious New York

He is the author of Urban Ethic: It’s got five-star moments, but Rem’s not a writer. This so fantastic I can’t believe it is true.

This description is both acute and comical: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kraft taught school and wrote textbooks; he was the co-captain of a clam boat, which sank.

Some architects are just a little to clever for their own good. The old castiron district found, through modern technology, the ability to replicate the beaux arts ornimentation found on the grand cultural and financial structures of the Guilded Age on its own, completely utilitarian warehouses and factories, as a way to bestow respectability and cultural neceseity to such rawly capitalistic activities, and maybe deliriouz a few sales or whatever.

The Birth Of Manhattan? A ‘Delirious’ Story

The offices and apartments simply encased the elevators. I’ll take my copy from the shelf, begin flipping through it, become entranced by its riches and its eccentricities, and end up reading it, or at least wandering through it, again.

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It’ll make you feel funny too, rest assured. Koolhaas has little sympathy for the former.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Koolhaas builds his argument slow and methodically, repeating many concepts but only for clarification and to explore them from all angles.

Hello my dear, I kiolhaas your blog every day Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter. Monday, 24 May Rem Koolhaas: Should be called New York Delusion.

If this is the basis for that kind of noble, unearthly, whimsical, and still remarkably practical architecture, I’ll take it. But when air conditioning became a possibility recreating nature within the buildingthey no longer needed to be external pyramids.

Refresh and try again. Mar 02, Barrett Doherty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Koolhaas discusses how koolhasa 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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During these playful journeys through Manhattans history, Koolhaas advocates his duty to modernity, if not to architectural modernism as a movement.