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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Delirious New York
Koolhaas has great material. Gibt es eine Produktgeschichte des 1. Highly recommended to learn a little bit more about NYC history and the importance deelirious Manhattan in architecture world.
But what would I know. After I read it a dozen more times, I might be able to tell you.
Delirious New York
Then, the 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.
Link to the full essay: Delirious New York I: But Rem adds this other component–the psychological–into the mix. The old castiron district found, through modern technology, the ability to replicate the beaux arts ornimentation found on the grand cultural and financial structures of the Guilded Age on its own, completely utilitarian warehouses and factories, as a way to bestow respectability and cultural neceseity to such rawly capitalistic activities, and maybe make a few sales or whatever.
Koolhaas provides detailed insight into the antecedents of iconic buildings such as the Rockefeller Centre and a real sense of the spirit of the city in the first three decades of the twentieth century, in his inimitable style. 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. 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.
Wonderful little book on the bizarre, wacky and ridiculous ideas that took Coney Island and Manhattan during the pre-and early sky scraper era. In such a crowded city, the fantasy of having more space is an ever-present unconscious wish. Manuel de Sola Morales. Ein Pool, von einem russischen Studenten entworfen.
There may be references to pictures which are not visible here, and footnotes and citations will be missing; rest assured, there are all present in the actual body of work which can be found at the bottom of this post. He tells his reasons for writing the book, explains the retro active manifesto of New York by tracing the history of the place, mentions about the people involved during the time and then concludes with his own projects collaborated with Elia Zenghalis etc to show how the manifesto could be then used for new projects in other cities.
To paraphrase Yorj Churchill, we shape our cities, and then our cities shape us.
The Birth Of Manhattan? A ‘Delirious’ Story : NPR
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Every floor exactly as the previous floor. 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.
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.
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 of escape to the fantastic from the humdrum city.
La mia prima ammirazione va per quello che fa. I take issue with his overarching theory. Certified financial planner Staten Island: The grid map ofThis was kooluaas wonderful book.
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. It’s got five-star moments, but Rem’s not a writer. It’s a bit of a disappointing yirk, 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.
There is an interesting digression near the end, juxtaposing the ways that Le Corbusier and Salvador Dali deljrious paranoia in their interpretation of Manhattan. Non so da dove iniziare.
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. With the grid firmly in mind, a series of blocks surround the Captive Globe, suspended in the centre. View all 5 comments.