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Author Gargiani, Roberto, 1956-

Title Rem Koolhaas/OMA : the construction of merveilles / Roberto Gargiani ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Piccolo.

Published Lausanne, Switzerland : EPFL Press : Distributed by Routledge, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.92 KOOL/ GARG    DUE 09-10-19
Physical description 343 pages : colour illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Series Essays in architecture.
Essays in architecture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In this book, the projects, buildings and theories of Koolhaas, as well as the other members of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, are examined in chronological and thematic sequence, beginning with the period of Koolhaasѫ education at the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London in the cultural context of the neo-avant-gardes at the end of the 60s and at the beginning of the 70s. The essay then discusses the period of his stay in New-York, his contact with Ungers, Eisenman, Rowe, as well as the polemic confrontation with the emerging post-modernism movement; and it concludes with the last critical contributions of Koolhaas. The starting point is design, which, in the case of Koolhaas, usually grows out of an alchemy of logic, influenced both by the proposed program (as viewed by the clients and institutions) and the metaphorical and autobiographical aspiration of the artist. The analysis is carried through to the details of construction, with special attention paid to the choice of materials, the configuration of the structure, and the role and position of the installation. The book is richly illustrated and includes an exhaustive bibliography."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
Subject Koolhaas, Rem -- Criticism and interpretation.
Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
ISBN 9782940222223 (EPFL : pbk.)
2940222223 (EPFL : pbk.)
9780415461450 (Routledge : pbk.)
0415461456 (Routledge : pbk.)