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Koolhaas, Rem

Works: 559 works in 1,088 publications in 8 languages and 11,241 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Biography  Pictorial works  Designs and plans  Catalogs  Cross-cultural studies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Illustrator, Artist, Adapter, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Collaborator
Classifications: NA1153.K64, 720.92
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Most widely held works by Rem Koolhaas
Delirious New York : a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
36 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself."
Small, medium, large, extra-large : Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rem Koolhaas, and Bruce Mau by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This massive book is a novel about architecture. Conceived by Rem Koolhaas ... and Bruce Mau ... as a free-fall in the space of the typographic imagination, the book's title ... is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. The book combines essays, manifestoes, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues, a cycle of meditations on the contemporary city, with work produced by Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture over the past twenty years. This accumulation of words and images illuminates the condition of architecture today, its splendors and miseries, exploring and revealing the corrosive impact of politics, context, the economy, globalization, the world"--Back cover
Mutations : Rem Koolhaas, Harvard Project on the City, Stefano Boeri, Multiplicity, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich Obrist by Rem Koolhaas ( Recording )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of the city worldwide
Harvard Design School guide to shopping by Harvard University ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of essays, statistical analyses and reflection on social and technological factors that have influenced the way shopping has refashioned the city
Content by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines illustrations and commentary on major world-wide architectural projects (emphasis on "looking East") primarily in ca. 1990-2004, with a timeline of historical/political events, views on general design issues, cultural commentary, etc
Rem Koolhaas : conversations with students by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents a lecture and seminar given by architect Rem Koolhaas at the Rice University School of Architecture. In this compact volume, Koolhaas addresses the urban and architectural implications of extra-large construction, using as examples three of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)'s important large-scale projects: the Zeebrugge Ferry Terminal in Belgium, the Tres Grande Bibliotheque in Paris, and the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media Technology in Germany. Tackling questions about the difficult state of urbanism and modernism in contemporary Europe, America, and Asia, this volume forms a concise and coherent explanation of the theories and polemics of Koolhaas and OMA. Thie book serves as an inexpensive alternative and companion to Koolhaas's S,M,L,XL." -- Publisher's description
OMA-Rem Koolhaas : architecture, 1970-1990 by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (London) ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Project Japan : metabolism talks-- by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs... then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think... although they were very different characters, the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams, staunchly supported by a super-creative bureaucracy and an activist state... after 15 years of incubation, they surprised the world with a new architecture--Metabolism--that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land... Then newspapers, magazines, and TV turned the architects into heroes: thinkers and doers, thoroughly modern men..."--P. [4] de la couv
Prada by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regular or super ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, Regular or super illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings, combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members
Lagos wide and close an interactive journey into an exploding city ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary footage of the city of Lagos. The viewer can choose from two different video angles (wide or close) and three different audio tracks (commentary with Rem Koolhaas, talks with inhabitants, and sounds of the city)
Unveiling the Prada Foundation ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supercritical by Peter Eisenman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume documents a meeting of two architectural minds, Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas, who came together for a public conversation held at the Architectural Association in 2006
Layout : Philip Johnson im Gespräch mit Rem Koolhaas und Hans Ulrich Obrist = Philip Johnson in conversation with Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist by Philip Johnson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lagos/Koolhaas by Bregtje M Van der Haak ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Dutch architectural theorist Rem Koolhaas as he conducts research in the city of Lagos, one of the fastest-growing urban environments in the world
Atlanta by Jordi Bernardo ( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CCTV by OMA : Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delirious New York : ein retroaktives Manifest für Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006 by Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2000 : presented to Rem Koolhaas ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.31 for Rem Koolha ... to 0.93 for Fondazione ...)
Alternative Names
Kohlhaas, Rem 1944-
Koolhaas, R. (Rem)
Koolhaas, Rem, 1944-
Koolhaas, Rem (1944-9999)
Koolhaas, Remment.
Koolhaas, Remment, 1944-
Koolhaas, Remment Lucas, 1944-
Rem Koolhaas
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English (245)
Spanish (26)
German (22)
Italian (8)
French (5)
Multiple languages (5)
Catalan (5)
Japanese (1)