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by Rem Koolhaas

  • Author: Rem Koolhaas
  • ISBN: 1885254865
  • ISBN13: 978-1885254863
  • ePub: 1973 kb | FB2: 1209 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Engineering
  • Publisher: Monacelli Press; 2nd edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 1376
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 588
  • Format: txt doc mobi mbr
S M L XL ePub download

The book was first published by Monacelli Press in 1995 in New York and 010 Publishers in Rotterdam.

The book was first published by Monacelli Press in 1995 in New York and 010 Publishers in Rotterdam. This enormous, 1376-page-long book is a collection of essays, diary excerpts, travelogues, photographs, architectural plans, sketches, cartoons produced by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (. in the twenty years prior to publication.

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Remment Lucas Koolhaas (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 17 November 1944) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard Universi.

Remment Lucas Koolhaas (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 17 November 1944) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is often cited as a representative of deconstructivism and is the author of ‘Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan’

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Rem Koolhaas is the real diva. S,M,L,XL lays out the reasons why one could try to overthrow the architectural system, but perhaps the book’s very popularity redirected energy away from revolution and toward the success that Koolhaas had, before 1995, found so elusive. Maybe he never wanted a revolution for everyone else, anyway. In the ambiguity of his diva-tude I can admire the prescience of his analysis and believe today’s revolutionaries should keep their manifestos short and sweet.

KOOLHAAS, Rem. S, M, L, XL. (New York): Monacelli, 1995. Thick octavo, original silver boards, photographic endpapers. Perhaps the most famous architectural monograph of the last 20 years, S, M, L, XL is a brilliantly illustrated record of the work of Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

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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.
Simple fellow
While I would have appreciated including XS and XXL, I can understand why they needed to focus and hone in as they did. Not only that, but this way they've left room for both a prequel and sequel: well played, indeed!
Kendis
I have to say that it's a bit difficult to go through, because it's a GIANT book. I tried reading every bit of it from the first page, and it seemed like I'd never finish. I put it down for a little while, and now I just pick it up and start reading from any random page. I don't agree with some of Rem's design ideals but I've learned a lot from this book.
Another thing to mention here is the great graphic design by Mau, it gives you a lot of ideas just from looking into any random page! I learned about Mau in school and absolutely love his designs!
Very worthy book to have in your book collection!
Ttyr
Rem Koolhaas, in terms of theoretical discourse sets the bar in SMLXL for architects, urban designers and planners at an international scale. This books is the foundation of many of his most recent work. It's theories, mainly in regards to the 'Generic City' are visible in our worlds largest cities to the most rural areas on Earth. Truly a must have for anyone in the design or built environment fields.
Defolosk
Rem Koolhaas is one of my favorite architects, so this book is a nice addition to my collection. It's not so much a collection of projects as it is a manifesto of conceptual and theoretical architecture. There is much that may seem like it is unrelated, but once you really read through the book, it will all make sense.
WUNDERKIND
The book is certainly fun to flip through - the design is amazing and the images say a lot. I found myself confused, however, with some of the content and overall did not find it particularly accessible / functional as a tool for understanding D.M.A. and their work.
Barinirm
I wish that I had the attention span to read this all the way through and comprehend it. Maybe one day...
kolos
i read through chapters but not all of it. it's amazingly put together by Mau, and the theories are still rocking the contemprary architecture world
Unusual format that makes it easy to read the book in parts.
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