First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. A fine copy in a very good jacket, closed tears with associated creasing to edges, old tape repairs to verso, else bright and clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This lovely and informative 264 page book traces the history of Manhattan from 1850 when it became a "mythical laboratory for the invention and testing of a revolutionary lifestyle: the 'Culture of Congestion.' [This book] is a polemical investigation of that Manhattan; it documents the symbiotic relationship between its mutant metropolitan culture and the unique architecture to which it gave rise. [This book] exposes the consistency and coherence of the seemingly unrelated episodes of Manhattan's urbanism; it is an interpretation that establishes Manhattan as the product of an unformulated movement, 'Manhattanism', whose true program was so outrageous that in order for it to be realized, it could never be openly declared. 'Delirious in New York' is the retroactive manifesto of Manhattan's architectural enterprise; it untangles the theories, tactics and dissimulations that allowed New York's architects to establish the desires of Manhattan's collective unconscious as realities in the Grid. It proves above all, that Manhattan has been, from the beginning, devoted to the most rational, efficient and utilitarian pursuit of the irrational. In this vision Coney Island becomes an embryonic Manhattan, testbed of a Technology of the Fantastic, the Skyscraper a self-contained universe, Manhattan a man-made archipelago of architectural islands, Rockefeller Center the first and last fragment of a definitive Manhattan. The decline of this movement sets in with the European Modernist Blitzkrieg unleashed by Le Corbusier in the mid-thirties. An appendix presents a series of projects that announce the 'second coming' of Manhattanism, this time as an explicit doctrine that can claim its place among contemporary urbanisms. An impressive documentation of original materials and unpublished projects provides the evidence for this architectural manifesto, which reads, in its insistent tracing of subconscious clues and themes, like a psychological thriller."
Title: Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0195200357 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z0195200357Z3
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0000694990
Book Description Oxford University Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0195200357I3N10
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: good. First Edition. 0195200357. Seller Inventory # 685920
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Large format hardcover is clean tight and unmarked, jacket now in mylar shows light edge/shelf wear. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 71777
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020195200357
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0195200357
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First Edition, First Printing. Oxford University Press, New York 1978. Hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. 263 pages, text in English, 303 color and black and white illustrative reproductions throughout. An influential highlight in the literature of modern architecture. BOOK CONDITION: Fine; a solid, tight, bright copy in a Fine dust jacket with a small 1/4" closed tear to upper front panel at spine. Nice copy!. Seller Inventory # 2524