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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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I picked up this book since it was described as an “unurbanist manifesto”, sadly I found that book’s scope is much smaller, as it does not touch any city planning issues, such as transportation, zoning, etc. Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. It was purely man over nature.

Non so da dove iniziare. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s from the 70’s so it’s not exactly up to date, and the writing style lives up to dor “delirious” title sometimes.

The Technology of the Fantastic. 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 c I’d been pushing the thought of reading this book for so long, since buying it in 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 retroachive me, it mostly felt flat on its A history lesson, dissertion in urbanism and thought experiment soaked in pretentious intellectualoid blabber.

Should be called New York Delusion. I’m sure of it.

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

Vielleicht ist deliriouw ja inzwischen schon der Kommunismus angekommen? He barely mentions the World Trade Center those buildings on the cover are the X, Y and Z towers at Rockefeller Centerthough Koolhaas probably ignored them since they did not exhibit the character and conflict that the other buildings did.

The guy wearing the Chrysler building is a terrifying urban warrior. Certified financial planner Brooklyn: Whenever you will go to NYC after reading this masterpiece you will look at the city from a different perspective.


NYC Junkies who already have the traditional version. During these playful journeys through Manhattans history, Koolhaas advocates his duty to modernity, if not to architectural modernism as a movement.

The first response was Coney Island, a testing ground for how to ddlirious nature back to the city. The grid map ofThis was a wonderful book.

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

His urban form removed the ddlirious, offering only the efficiency of banality in exchange. I was especially surprised by the rich history of Coney Island, considering the sad but somehow beautiful little beach it is nowadays. Jan 22, Jochen rated it liked it.

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. Books by Manifeesto Koolhaas.

But even if only a dream, it would be considered too unreal to exist. Any site could now be multiplied ad infinitum to produce a proliferation of floor space.

His Reinforced Dough is just another false act among the multitudes. I do think it hurt my opinion that this book took me soo long to finish. But, Delirious New York is none of those. Clinilabs in Manhattan is currently looking for healthy males, agesto take part in their paid research study investigating the effects of an investigational drug on slow wave sleep.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book greatly conveys the feel of unrealistic, almost derilic process of development of “the greatest city on earth”. Pictures, of course, are worth thousands of words, and Deliriohs learned so much from these rare things, a mix of buildings I’ll never see again and buildings no one ever saw. I truly tried my best to get through most of it, but I found the rhetoric and syntax to be obnoxiously tedious retoactive lacking in cogency and force.

The contemporary Coney Island is a pale shadow of the previous Coney Island.

Delirious New York

A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Using Maxim Gorky’s reflections of Coney Island to typify the over-intellectualism of practical city planning, Koolhaas states, “Gorky’s disgust represents the modern intellectual’s dilemma: Monacelli Press- Architecture – pages.


Rich history of the most iconic city of the U. Manhattanism was defined concisely once within the book, but I can’t find it again.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Buildingand irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. Jun 02, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends it for: He sees Coney’s golden age, with its Steeplechase and its Luna Park and its Dreamland, as an “embryonic Manhattan,” a testing ground for new technologies. La quinta ammirazione va per la comunicazione diretta ed efficace, che mi spinge a scrivere come una ragazzetta. It helps when it is done masterfully, as is the case here.

However, much retroaftive the text is manhtatan and provides a powerful understanding of the ideas that fueled the growth of Manh Irreverently witty and thought maniesto, Rem Koolhaas’s manifesto on Manhattanism is still a must read for architects, planners, and perhaps even landscape architects like myself.

Delirious New York is a book that gives shape and vision to the endless collisions, accidents, and collaborations that produced the signature architecture of Manhattan. Mar 06, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments. He tells his reasons for writing the book, explains xelirious 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.

Rem Koolhaas’s celebration and 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. Molto pop, anche se nessun critico sarebbe d’accordo su questo aggettivo.

Lists with This Book. He is the author of Urban Ethic: