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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Delirious New York

View my complete profile. Rich history of the most iconic city of the U. Oct 15, Jake Donham rated it liked it.

Vielleicht ist dort ja inzwischen schon der Kommunismus angekommen? Published inKoolhaas proposed that the street grid system of Manhattan, as well as what he called yprk “Culture Rem Koolhaas is an architect and writer whose style of glossy, heavily-illustrated art and architecture books have become the norm since their release in the s.

Certified financial planner Brooklyn: Non so da dove iniziare. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Irreverently witty and thought provoking, Rem Koolhaas’s manifesto on Manhattanism is still a must read for architects, planners, and perhaps even landscape architects like myself.

Delirious New York

He tells his reasons for writing the book, explains the retro active manifesto of New York by tracing the history of the place, yrok about the people involved during the time and then concludes with his own projects c I’d been pushing the thought of reading this book for so long, since buying it in He nsw the author of Urban Ethic: Koolhaas, the retroacrive influential voice in contemporary architecture, explicated his retoactive of Manhattanism in “Delirious NY” in Yet, ‘Delirious New York’ is poetic, and consciously draws on metaphor unlike other works of history, yet is literal in the most faithful sense.

It is, I guess, the point of the book, to sell this idea of congestion and manhattanism as an urbanism concept and I am CERTAINLY not even close to being an expert on the matterbut for me, it mostly felt flat on its face.


Apr 23, Maxim rated it really liked it. This so fantastic I can’t believe it is true. However, much of the text is accessible and provides a powerful understanding of the ideas that fueled the growth of Manh Irreverently witty and thought provoking, Rem Koolhaas’s manifesto on Manhattanism is still a must read for architects, planners, and perhaps even landscape architects like myself.

I’d been pushing the manigesto of reading this book for so long, rtroactive buying it in Even kanifesto you don’t care about architecture, the writing is a lot of fun. Every floor exactly as the previous floor.

The first response was Coney Island, a testing ground for how to bring nature back to the city. Dali is incomprehensible is the story of the Macy’s display true?

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 star. Jan 17, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 16, Matthew rated it really liked it.

Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. Highly recommended to learn a little bit more about NYC history and the importance of Manhattan in architecture world. Though he doesn’t see these hard facts as unimportant. Rem definitely is a thinker. I am glad that I finally read it and finally finished itbut I don’t think it lived up to the hype. See mew question about Delirious New York…. This enabled a theoretically infinite duplication of a footprint.

Two opposing forces are at play during the century of mass culture. They both had the idea of New York in their heads before they saw it, but which Dali was ecstatic that his dreams had come to life, Le Corbusier was furious that someone had thought of it first.

Great material about Coney Island and its gradual transformation under the pressure of growing attendance from a place of escape to the natural from the unnatural city to a place yodk escape to the fantastic from the humdrum city.

Refresh and try again. Much like what I refer to as the “things stoners thinking of when watching Wallace and Gromit” school of literary criticism Baudrillard, Viriliohe prefers wacky style to cogent argument. Felt like he was imposing manifezto view and his narrative on the architects that were his subject of writing, views and ideas I felt like the author is making up completely.

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While the first manhatan proposals read like the break room scribbles of bored architects, the Floating Pool goes off the rails into nearly psychedelic territory. Add to this the infinite need for rich white men to display phallic prowess, and you’ve got Manhattan! I’ve only just started, so maybe I’ll give an update in a bit.

I will have to give this another read. They could again become perfect extrusions. Fueled retroxctive Koolhaas’ precise and colorful verbal descriptions, the book makes good use of historical The main thing I learned from this book is that architects have incredible freedom in establishing their own narratives.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan – Rem Koolhaas – Google Books

Aug 07, Prabhu rated it really liked it. Rem Koolhaas’s celebration and 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. Any site could now be multiplied ad infinitum to produce a proliferation of floor space.

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. Mar 02, Barrett Doherty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Delirious NY is one of those books that will forever change how you experience the city