Since its original publication in , Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural. Delirious New York is a retroactive manifesto of Manhattan’s architectural enterprise: it untangles the theories, tactics and dissimulations that allowed New York’s. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan is an engaging review of modern architecture and urbanism, setting a celebratory.

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If this is the basis for that kind of noble, unearthly, whimsical, and still remarkably practical architecture, I’ll take it. Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall.

The Technology of the Fantastic. Le Corbusier diagnosed the skyscrapers as being too small and thought the city should have a much bigger scale. In Rem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize. But, Delirious New York is refroactive of those.

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

Refresh and try again. It helps when it is done masterfully, as is the case here. A classic masterpiece that every architect and New York City lover should read. But Rem adds this other component–the psychological–into the mix.

It’s a bit of a disappointing conclusion, since the preceding pages are grounded in the reality of New York, that Koolhaas couldn’t have been a bit more judicious with editing his more pie-in-the-sky ideas. Less entertaining were the visits by Dali and Le Corbusier and their attempts to “save” Manhattan. Auf einem Fasching, bei dem die Architekten als ihre eigenen Wolkenkratzer auftreten, stellt eine Frau das “Basin-Girl” dar: Mar 02, Barrett Doherty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gibt es eine Produktgeschichte des 1.


The book ends where most theoretical books do, with the author proposing an impossible fantasy, a mental exercise that becomes a surreal metaphor by the end.

Wonderful little book on the bizarre, wacky and ridiculous ideas that took Coney Island and Manhattan during the pre-and early sky scraper era. This was a wonderful book.

Sep 16, Josh Luft rated it really liked it. Not too academic for people who didn’t study architecture, I loved to have the opportunity of reading it while I was living in NYC. The grid system in Manhattan predicted the future condition of the city; its two dimensional restrictions gave way to three dimensional freedom, and the millions of people that it now houses was envisaged far before a tiny proportion were even present.

This enabled a theoretically infinite duplication of a footprint. Published December 1st by The Monacelli Press first published I was especially surprised by the rich history of Coney Island, considering the sad but somehow beautiful little beach it is nowadays.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Most books on Architecture these days talk about some bullshit ideas, but described through flowery yet complex words. Padam raj 2 May at Koolhaas, the most influential voice in contemporary architecture, explicated his theory of Manhattanism in “Delirious NY” in Rem Koolhaas’s celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior.


La quinta ammirazione va per la comunicazione diretta ed efficace, che mi spinge a scrivere come una ragazzetta. A third project is the Downtown Athletic Club.

Delirious New York

His most recent architectural work is the finally completed CCTV Tower in China, for which he has provided a long and detailed explanation on how it is the pinnacle of the theories he originally proposed in this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. Return to Book Page. So please keep update like this. Jun 14, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Since its original publication inDelirious New York has attained mythic status.

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