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    Description"S, M, L, XL" presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.

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    Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rem Koolhaas, By (author) Bruce Mau, By (author) Hans Werlemann, By (author) Jennifer Sigler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1355
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 66 mm
    Weight: 2,740 g
    ISBN 13: 9781885254863
    ISBN 10: 1885254865

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    Libri: ENGM3500
    B&T General Subject: 130
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Approval Code: A05010000
    DC21: 720.922
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC012000
    DC22: 720.9, 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: STAD2476, URBA6200
    LC classification: NA1153.K64 S63 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AM
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    22 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rem Koolhaas is founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.); the firm's most important projects include the Lille Grand Palais in Lille; the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; Netherlands Dance Theatre in The Hague; Nexus Housing in Fukuoka; the Dutch House in Holland; and Villa dall'Ava in Paris, all of which are included in S,M,L,XL. Koolhaas is author of the seminal Delirious New York and professor in practice of architecture and urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bruce Mau founded the critically acclaimed firm Bruce Mau Design in 1985. He is the author of Life Style and Massive Change.
    Review quote
    "A brick of a book ... This book tells a tale, a great contemporary architectural odyssey-the story of how this architect came to think big."