"The cosmetic is cosmic": First Edition of Rem Koolhaas Delirious New York; Signed by Him
Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.
Item Number: 1615
London: Thames & Hudson, 1978.
First British edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original boards. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear.
"Manhattan, Koolhaas 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)." One of the great architectural classics of the second half of the 20th century.