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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To find out more on the types of decorative glass we offer please contact us or call on Newer Post Older Post Home. I never put it down without having been inspired by it — delirious, perhaps; fascinated, definitely.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Published inKoolhaas proposed that the street grid system of Manhattan, as well as what he called the “Culture of Congestion”, developed with the culture of the city, feeding off each other until it was impossible to tell if the architecture created the culture or vise-versa. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle — “the culture of congestion” — and its architecture.

Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. 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.

La mia prima ammirazione va per quello che fa. They could again become perfect extrusions.


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

Felt like he was imposing his 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. He cannot admit to this disgust; he sublimates it by identifying external exploitation and corruption as the reason for the masses’ aberrations.

To ask other readers questions about Delirious New Yorkplease sign up. His Delirioys Dough is just another false act among the multitudes. I’ve only just started, so maybe I’ll give an update in a bit. Leave dellirious Reply Cancel reply Koolhzas your comment here They — we — have made the city what it is. In this world, city planning has always been yrk sober endeavor, and everything must have its place! Guardare in generale, cogliere elementi piccoli, elementi ingombranti e trovare fili conduttori, spiegazioni, koolhass interni.

Things taken for granted, such as the elevator. 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.

Walk on Glass Skylights. Certified financial planner Brooklyn: Jan 22, Jochen rated it liked it. In Rem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize. And I would recommend anyone, with or without an interest in architecture, to at least flick through Delirious New York.

Delirious New York

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Monday, 24 May Rem Koolhaas: The grid map ofThis was a wonderful book.

Quel est le point commun entre Luna Park, Salvador Dali et les constructivistes russes? The Grid — the skeleton of today’s Manhattan.

The most interesting parts are when he focuses on the macro level, like how Radio Deliriouw 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, it was the simple non-narrative entertainment of the Rockettes that survived the difficult early years of the hall.


This is a non-fiction book focusing on the deliriius of New York’s architecture, explaining how this city architectually exploded into what it is now. The result is a highly idiosyncratic work of art in which text works intimately with illustration, and many types of writing dance together. Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall.

Le Corbusier diagnosed the skyscrapers as being too small and thought the city should have a much bigger scale. Rem Koolhaas’ ‘Delirious New York’ is not merely a book on architecture, but an investigation into the psychology of what Koolhaas calls the ‘culture of congestion’ which served to influence ‘Manhattanism’—a philosophy to world-building which ushered the golden age of the skyscraper.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But, Delirious New York is none of those. 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.