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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Koolhaas, Rem, Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan, New York, Oxford University Press, 1978, First edition, 4to (11.5" x 9.5"), HB, pink cloth boards w/ black titles in color illustrated dj, F/ NF. Some slight chipping.

263 pp. Endpapers show b&w map of Manhattan (from 5 Ave to the East River betw. 47th & 53rd St., at least). Profusely illustrated in b&w & color. From blurb: "It documents the symbiotic relationship between [Manhattan's] mutant metropolitan culture and the unique architecture to which it gave rise. Though this book argues that it often appears that the architecture generated the culture." Contents: Introduction; Prehistory; Coney Island: The Technology of the Fantastic; The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper; How Perfect Perfection Can Be: The Creation of Rockefeller Center; Europeans: Biuer! Dali and Le Corbusier Conquer New York; Postmortem; Appendix: A Fictional Conclusion. Rare. Wonderful condition.    [Book ID # 211]


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