Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (Thames and Hudson, 1978) by Rem Koolhaas is a polemical analysis of the relation between metropolitan culture and architecture.
Manhattan is the arena of the terminal stage of Western Civilization: it strives to reach a point where the whole city is fabricated by man and is an absolute replica of the desires of its makers.
– Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (Thames and Hudson, 1978), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs (mostly black-and-white), architectural drawings, art images and Madelon Vriesendorp’s famous artworks.
Our copy in stock is the first edition of this well-known theoretical classic of modern urbanism. The dust jacket is almost gone; the pages have some underlines and notes. The binding is still okay.