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 An impressive documentation of original materials and unpublished projects provides the evidence for this architectural manifesto, which reads, in its insistent tracing of subconscious clues and themes, like a psychological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: Very Good. 0195200357 Hardback with price-clipped dust jacket. Light wear to board extremities - upper corners a touch bumped. Dust jacket, now in a removable protective sleeve, has one small open tear (2cm) to the lower edge of the rear panel, slight loss (0.5cm) from the spine-head and two tiny closed tears and slight chipping. VG-/G+. Seller Inventory # H10B10019
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include 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, -, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY Used hardcover in dust jacket. Shelfwear to boards, corners slightly bumped, top of spine bumped, and cloth faded along the edges; dust jacket is heavily worn, with large chipping/closed tears at the corners, the spine, and along the edges. Pen marking to the endpapers, half title and at page 14-15, front endpaper has a 3/4' tear at the top near the spine, else binding and pages remain solid except for one signature which is starting to separate, with no additional marks to text. Overall a Good only copy/. Seller Inventory # 10000000114559
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. binding has cracking, Fair copy, good as reading copy. Will have moderate to heavy reading/age wear and/or cracked/loose hinges or binding. May have moderate to heavy markings, staining and/or warping. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # mon0000109560
Book Description Oxford University Press, New York, 1978. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wrappers. Seller Inventory # 64691
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0195200357-2-4
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0195200357_4
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. VG-hardcover. 1978 first edition. pink boards. no ownership markings or writings. Tight and square. VG Intact DJ is a bit roughed with some crimp along edges. well illustrated. 263p. Seller Inventory # 01754
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. 0195200357. Seller Inventory # 685920
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020195200357