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    DescriptionSince its original publication in 1978, "Delirious New York" has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. 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. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. "Delirious New York" is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

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    Delirious New York
    A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rem Koolhaas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 940 g
    ISBN 13: 9781885254009
    ISBN 10: 1885254008

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
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    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WQH, AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Libri: ENGM3500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    DC21: 720.97471
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Approval Code: A16504910, A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, ARC001000, ART050000, ARC010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 720.97471, 720/.9747/1
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: NEWA6045
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NA735.N5 K66 1994, NA735.N5K6
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    200 illustrations, 25 in colour
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rem Koolhaas is the internationally known architect, a founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) in Rotterdam, and author of the critically acclaimed "S, M, L, XL."
    Review quote
    "Seduces and entices through Koolhaas' witty travelogue and ultimately persuades the reader through the book in just one sitting."