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Author: Rem Koolhaas; Bruce Mau; Jennifer Sigler; Hans Werlemann; Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Monacelli Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Rem Koolhaas; Bruce Mau; Rem Koolhaas; Bruce Mau; Rem Koolhaas; Bruce Mau; Rem Koolhaas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rem Koolhaas; Bruce Mau; Jennifer Sigler; Hans Werlemann; Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
ISBN: 1885254865 9781885254863
OCLC Number: 39197287
Description: xxxi, 1344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreplay --
Small: Nexus World Housing, Fukuoka, Japan ; Renovation of Hotel Furka Blick, Switzerland ; Villa D'alla, St. Cloud, Paris, France ; Video bus stop, Groningen, Netherlands --
Medium: Renovation of a Panopticon Prison, Arnhem, Netherlands ; Housing Kochstrasse/Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, Germany ; Extension of the Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands ; Netherlands Dance Theater, The Hague, Netherlands, Morgan Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Biocenter, University of Frankfurt, Germany ; Hotel and Convention Center, Agadir, Morocco ; Architecture Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Museum Park, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Kunsthal I, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Kunsthal II, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Project for an Office City, Frankfurt Airport --
Large: Boompjes TowerSlab, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; The Hague City Hall, Netherlands ; Sea Terminal, Zeebrugge, Belgium ; Très Grande Bibliothèque, Paris, France ; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany ; Congrexpo (Lille Grand Palais), Lille, France --
Extra Large: Bijlmermeer Redevelopment, Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Point City/South City, Project for Redesigning Holland ; Parc de la Villette, Paris, France ; Exposition Universelle 1989, Paris, France ; Ville Nouvelle Melun-Sénart, France ; Transportation Exchange Centers for Benelux ; Mission Grand Axe, La Défense, Paris, France ; Zac Danton Office Tower, La Défense, Paris, France ; Euralille: Centre International d'Afffaires, Lille, France ; Urban Design Forum, Yokohama, Japan ; 2 Bibliothèques Jussieu, Paris, France.
Other Titles: Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rem Koolhaas, and Bruce Mau
S, M, L, XL
O.M.A., Rem Koolhaas, and Bruce Mau
SMLXL
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Sigler ; photography by Hans Werlemann.

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"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.

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