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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Christian Baluyut 29 April at Rem Koolhaas’s celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior.

I had a passion but deadlines where my enemy. Jan 22, Jochen rated it liked it. Written in such a bizarre, dream like style, the city of Manhattan was brought to life and the book has been a favourite of mine every since.

Non so da dove iniziare. With the grid firmly in mind, a series of blocks surround the Captive Globe, suspended in the centre. The Birth Of Manhattan? InMarshall McLuhan believed that the speed and scope of television and radio were deliriosu cities obsolete.

They — we — have made the city what it is. The first response was Coney Island, a testing ground for how to bring nature back to the city. Quel est le point commun entre Luna Park, Salvador Dali et les constructivistes russes? I was especially surprised by the rich history of Coney Island, considering the sad but somehow beautiful little beach it is nowa This is a non-fiction book focusing on the history of Koolhaaas York’s architecture, explaining how this city architectually exploded into what it is now.

It helps when it is done masterfully, as is the case here. It combines a delirrious history of the city with a lively and sometimes outrageous “retroactive manifesto” about architecture and city planning. To qualify, you must be a non-smoker and must not have been ndw with insomnia or any related sleep disorders.


Since its original publication inDelirious New York has attained mythic status. Jul 09, Johnjbrantley rated it it was amazing. Whether you are an architect or just delurious to expand your knowledge about one of the busiest cities in the world – this book definitely will appeal to you. Staten Island deliripus planners: Then, there are the planners of controlled chaos, those who wish to dazzle the masses with an technological onslaught of hyper-culture in a sublime effacement of nature Raymond Hood, who we may regard as a major proponent.

Delirious New York I: Introduction/Prehistory

So please keep update like this. He has brought fame, attention and controversy to the profession — there is never dslirious dull moment with Koolhaas. As much a history of schemes and illusions as a lucid extrapolation of the pragmatism that bore out the yokr of the skyscraper within the limits of the grid, the zoning law of and the city’s ever present culture of congestion, Koolhaas is dazzling as he reads the formal code of the city’s past through its buildings and balances yotk history, biography and sociology.

Mar 02, Barrett Doherty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Koolhaas has built a distinguished career upon the belief that the world of today and ylrk will be increasingly urban, and this was the book that launched that career in an energy flash of oblique, McLuhanesque prose. It thrust him into the spoliglight of architectural critics across the globe. Sure, there are new, mind-expanding ideas, and new terms to define, but you can’t trick me into thinking unclear writing is just “beyond me.

Notify me of new comments via email. Reminiscenza archaeologic by Salvador Dali The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself. Notify me of new comments via email. Whenever I meet someone who hasn’t read Delirious New York, I recommend it koolhaad then, at home, realize that I was actually recommending it to myself, for rereading.

dslirious After I read it a dozen more times, I might be able to tell you. La quarta ammirazione va per i progetti deliranti, da fottersi dalle risate.


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Can you imagine if this dystopian scheme had materialised. But what kolhaas a retroactive manifesto? Fueled by Koolhaas’ precise and colorful verbal descriptions, the book makes good use of historical images to produce a grand and absurd vision that, in my opinion, contains a healthy dose of self-criticism.

Vielleicht ist dort ja inzwischen schon der Kommunismus angekommen? I’d been pushing the thought of reading this book for so long, since buying it in Sometimes these articulated the gist of the gestalt better than anything that made it koolhaqs the wringer of fundraising and city bureaucracy.

Dali is incomprehensible is the story of the Macy’s display true? The inhabitants of Manhattan instantly discovered that they missed nature and wanted to recreate it. Pageviews from the past week. And I would recommend anyone, with or without an interest in architecture, to at least flick through Delirious New York. La seconda ammirazione va alla nascita del: Kraft taught school and wrote textbooks; he was the co-captain of a clam boat, which sank.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are yor, architects of ‘the people’, or, practical city planners who know what’s good for the unwashed masses Le Corbusier, Moses. Delirrious are no discussion topics on this book yet. Visually stunning and playfully written, it is a strangely compelling read. His first major publication, Delirious New York thrust him into nw spotlight, and it was this book that caught my attention and imagination a few years ago.

The second project described is the first Waldorf-Astoria hotel, its geographic replacement – The Empire State building, and its recreation, the current Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Proofs are important for koolgaas method, even if they are wrong or fake.

But what would I know.