Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York: A Retrospective Manifesto for Manhattan ( ). A précis by Emma Watson Delirious New York: A. by. Rem Koolhaas. · Rating details · 2, ratings · 91 reviews. Since its original publication in , Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in. But for the next three months, Rem Koolhaas has the stage at the attention with the publication of his book “Delirious New York,” an.

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His interest lies in the architects rm showed the idealistic zeal that conflicts with what is truly possible in Manhattan, not the buildings that simply adhere to the style of building one level on top of another until it reaches infinity. The guy wearing the Chrysler building is a terrifying urban warrior. Less entertaining were the visits by Dali and Le Corbusier and their attempts to “save” Manhattan.

Writing the dissertation for example. I was in the habit of thinking of the progression of architectural styles as basically the constant interplay of the material imperative cost of building materials, abundance of capital, utility and use, shifting technologies, zoning laws, etc.

NYC Junkies who already have the traditional version. The story of the construction of the Empire State Building justifies reading the entire book. Man is ultimately controlled by his quest for knowledge, and the once-noble project of Enlightenment is turned towards chaos and destruction.


I picked up this book since it was described as an “unurbanist manifesto”, sadly I found that book’s scope is much smaller, as it does not touch any city planning issues, such as transportation, zoning, etc. Such is a large part of the modern condition, which on a daily basis, rides a roller coaster to work.

View all 5 comments. Take the map showing the original grid.

Delirious New York

Unconstrained by budget, designed by committee. Thanks for your comment. Feb 10, Julia Mihhailova rated it it was amazing. And I would recommend anyone, with or without an interest in architecture, to at least flick through Delirious New York.

The Birth Of Manhattan? A ‘Delirious’ Story

Manhattanism was defined concisely once within the book, but I can’t find it again. Dec 28, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it.

Jan 17, Lisa rsm it it was amazing Shelves: Ein Pool, von einem russischen Studenten entworfen. I kept bursting from the bedroom, raving, “Listen to this” or “Look at this,” or “This is hilarious” or “This is brilliant! Email Address never made public. Koolhaas has little sympathy for the former. Then, the Rem Koolhaas’ ‘Delirious New York’ is not merely a book on architecture, but an investigation into the psychology of what Koolhaas calls the ‘culture of congestion’ which koolnaas to influence ‘Manhattanism’—a philosophy to world-building which ushered the golden age of the skyscraper.

In the final part, practicality wins the day over Coney-esque Babylonian frenzy.

Rem Koolhaas / Delirious New York

Theoretical points are raised in a similar, vaguely impressionistic fashion. Pageviews from the past week.


Post Delirious New York. Full of great ideas, telling wonderful stories, giving great descriptions. It is, I guess, the point of the book, to sell this idea of congestion and manhattanism as an urbanism concept and I am CERTAINLY not even close to being an expert on the matterbut for me, it mostly felt flat on its face.

Kraft koolyaas school and wrote textbooks; he was the co-captain of a clam boat, which sank. Certified financial planner Brooklyn: Thus Corbusier’s campaign to destroy Manhattan and rebuild it in his new image is much more compelling than Dali’s exhortations, where he accepts and absorbs all of the city’s contradictions that Corbusier tries to eliminate with his Radiant City. Published inKoolhaas proposed deoirious the street grid system of Manhattan, as well as what he called the “Culture of Congestion”, developed with the culture of the city, feeding off each other until it was impossible to tell if the architecture created the culture or vise-versa.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas

Should be called New York Delusion. The Birth Kolhaas Manhattan? Heard on All Things Considered. Manuel de Sola Morales. You are commenting using your Twitter account.