By Rem Koolhaas
"Manhattan," he writes, "is the twentieth century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied through architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller middle, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio urban tune Hall)." Koolhaas translates and reinterprets the dynamic courting among structure and tradition in a few telling episodes of latest York's background, together with the imposition of the long island grid, the construction of Coney Island, and the advance of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is additionally full of exciting and enjoyable evidence and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, pictures, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary research of new york equals the power of town itself.
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