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Remment Lucas “Rem” Koolhaas 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. Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2000 Rem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize. In 2008 Time put him in their top 100 of The World’s Most Influential People.
Description: Hard bound with 1344 pages, profusely illustrated! Created with Toronto-based designer Bruce Mau. A huge collage splicing freewheeling essays, diary excerpts, photographs, architectural plans, sketches, cartoons and surreal montages of images. There’s also a running glossary of Zen-like definitions, plus fables and parables intended to shake modern architects out of conventional thinking and to dispel urban despair. In one essay, Koolhaas admires Japan’s metabolist movement, which fuses organic, scientific, mechanistic and romantic vocabularies. That approach seems compatible with his own innovative, eclectic vision as head of the Dutch firm Office of Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.), whose houses, villas, office towers, libraries, colleges, cultural complexes and other projects are showcased here. While some readers may be mystified by a nonlinear hodgepodge, architects, planners and designers will find this frequently outrageous assemblage a provocative repository of ideas. Minor shelf wear, otherwise fine.
Publisher: Monacelli Press, New York
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition
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