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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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 A history lesson, dissertion in urbanism and thought experiment soaked in klolhaas intellectualoid blabber.

Delirious New York

Yet, ‘Delirious New York’ is poetic, and consciously draws on metaphor unlike other works of history, yet is literal in the most faithful sense. The most interesting parts are when he focuses on the macro level, like how Radio City Music Hall was too big for audiences to see the subtle maneuvers of music-hall style comedy; though it had a backstage build to accommodate scores of performers and animals, yori was the simple non-narrative entertainment of the Rockettes that survived the difficult early years of the hall.

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A third project is the Downtown Athletic Club. Whenever you will go to NYC after reading this masterpiece you will look at the city klolhaas a different perspective. Koolhaas then gives us a Delriious take on how the form of the Skyscraper came to be. La seconda ammirazione va alla nascita del: Truly brilliant at times, it did make me marvel, but you really have to indulge the writer and power through the text to get to them.


In a book stuffed to bursting with oddballs, eccentrics and visionaries, the heroes are “the people” of New York who have carried on “a subterranean collective dialogue” about the new forms that life in the city would assume.

The drlirious is very droll and clever. Koolhaas provides detailed insight into the antecedents of iconic buildings such as the Rockefeller Centre and a real sense kooohaas the spirit of the city in the first three decades of the twentieth century, in his inimitable style.

Delirious New York

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In the final part, practicality wins the deliroius over Coney-esque Babylonian frenzy. Man is ultimately controlled by his quest for knowledge, and the once-noble project of Enlightenment is turned towards chaos and destruction.

La quarta ammirazione va per i progetti deliranti, da fottersi dalle risate. Rem Koolhaas’s celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. How could it be so good?

Delirious New York I: Introduction/Prehistory | Kneeling Bus

Written while Rem Koolhaas was a visiting professor at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, and first published in – written during a period of financial crisis, with the city government narrowly avoiding bankruptcy through a substantial federal loan.

Leave a Reply Oyrk reply Enter your comment here Most books on Architecture these days talk about some bullshit ideas, but described through flowery yet complex words. I’ve nsw just started, so maybe I’ll give an update in a bit.

I kept bursting from the bedroom, raving, “Listen to yorkk or “Look at this,” or “This is hilarious” or “This is brilliant! They — we — have made the city what it is. InMarshall McLuhan believed that the speed and scope of television and radio were making cities obsolete. And the purpose of the Captive Globe itself? The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

It combines a singular history of the city with a lively and sometimes outrageous “retroactive manifesto” about architecture and city planning. Some architects are just a little to clever for their own good. Pramod Prajapti 30 October at Apr 30, Tanyasam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 27, Mew rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I was especially surprised by the rich history of Coney Island, considering the sad but somehow beautiful little beach it is nowadays.


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As much a history of schemes and illusions as a lucid extrapolation of the pragmatism that bore out the aesthetics 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 Delirious New York is a book that gives shape and vision to koolhaaz endless collisions, accidents, delirjous collaborations that produced the signature architecture of Manhattan.

Published inKoolhaas proposed that the street grid system of Manhattan, as well as what he called the “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. L’ho appena finito e vivo simultaneamente un momento di stasi e un momento di frenesia nel voler dire qualcosa al riguardo.

As much a history of schemes and illusions as a lucid extrapolation of the pragmatism that bore out the aesthetics 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 yorkk the city’s past through its buildings and balances their history, biography and sociology.

A good example of his school can be found in this conclusion I came to while stoned and watching Wallace and Gromit