By (author) Rem Koolhaas

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 224mm x 18mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 27 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3822830704
  • ISBN 13: 9783822830703
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. ports.
  • Sales rank: 1,556,587

Product description

This book takes place at the cusp of the 20th and 21st centuries, in the pre- and post-September 11th world. It is a singular product of its time, packed full of words and images portraying the architectural projects and metaphysical mechanics that have defined Rem Koolhas's OMA-AMO firm over the past seven years. In the format of a small, thick magazine, this "book" is more of an anti-book, an informal tribute the ephemeral world we inhabit. Focusing on the theme "Go East," this visual journey follows OMA-AMO from San Francisco to Tokyo, traversing our massive and turbulent planet in search of "an opportunity to realize the visions that make remaining at home torturous."

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Author information

Brendan McGetrick is a writer and editor from the United States. Before starting Content, he collaborated with Rem Koolhaas and AMO on a special issue of Wired magazine. He is a regular contributor to a few magazines, and is currently working on a new book about record collecting. Rem Koolhaas

Review quote

"Content is a follow-up to SMLXL, an inventory of seven years of OMA's tireless labor. In many ways it is structured according to what its predecessor is not - dense, cheap, disposable..." - Brendan McGetrick, Editor"