Mutations / Rem Koolhaas ... [and others].

by Boeri, StefanoLooking glass; Koolhaas, RemLooking glass; Kwinter, SanfordLooking glass; Obrist, Hans UlrichLooking glass; Tazi, NadiaLooking glass; Arc en rêve centre d'architectureLooking glass.

Published: Barcelona : ACTAR, [2001?]Description: 720 pages, 80 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 8495273519; 9788495273512.Subject(s): Architecture and societyLooking glass | City planningLooking glass | Sociology, UrbanLooking glass | UrbanizationLooking glassNote: Covered in PVC.;
Project presented at Arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux, Nov 2000 - Mar 2001.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The author of "S, M, L, XL" teams up with an international group of top architects and theorists to explore the myriad ways in which the city is undergoing a series of profound transformations. Illustrations throughout. Flexi-bound.

Covered in PVC.

Project presented at Arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux, Nov 2000 - Mar 2001.

Includes bibliographical references.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

This time working with a host of collaborators, architect Koolhaas, whose S, M, L, XL was that rare thing, a crossover architecture best seller, has returned with another bricklike tome. Mutations was developed in connection with Harvard Design School's Project on the City, an ongoing graduate-level analysis of "issues related to the urban condition." Year-long investigations have tackled such subjects as the impact of shopping on the city; Lagos, a massive, sprawling West African city that is highly functional despite a lack of infrastructure; and systematizing the structures and relationships in the prototypical Roman city. Results from these projects are gathered here along with a couple photo essays and short profiles of specific places from Pristina to Benelux. Interspersed throughout are a multitude of statistics about the current state and future of the city, presented in a captivating, highly graphical format. The whole does not cohere, and the reader will quickly turn to whatever is of greatest personal interest. But at the end of the day, the various views do coalesce into a portrait of powerful forces of our making but beyond our control: the modern city. As a result, this book is highly recommended for general cultural studies collections as well as all architecture/urban planning collections. Eric Bryant, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Rem Koolhaas is principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, and the author of Delirious New York and S,M,L,XL.

He is the recipient of the 2000 Pritzker Prize.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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