Watch Rem Koolhaas Present S,M,L,XL at the AA in delivered by a then- year-old Rem Koolhaas delves into the “intentions” behind the /watch-rem- koolhaas-present-s-m-l-xl-at-the-aa-in/> ISSN S, M, L, XL has ratings and 35 reviews. Andrew said: I didn’t read this until now. I was too cheap to buy it as a student, and there was no way I c. I knew that language – articulation, emphasis, qualification – occupied a key role in Rem Koolhaas’s architectural practice, that the act of writing.

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The experience of the object is a kind of unfolding in time that is unique to the book.

Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Architecture Country of Manufacture: We have lots of those. It was a kind of idealized world that had practically no relation to the reality of actual architecture or design practice. For a start, most were never published.

Sign smlxxl to check out Check out as guest. That was really what we hoped to do: What’s the point in even trying to write when Koolhaas is out there doing things like this with words? You think about what Frank Gehry does when he designs a building. Born in Rotterdam A thick monograph from the important Dutch architect. Under socialism, Demographics dictated development; under capitalism development dictates Demographics.

Return to Book Page. He’s even copyrighted the word Ikea-hoogte, which, translated from the Dutch, means ‘Ikea height’; this refers to the height of Ikea department stores there, ,oolhaas which town planners fear to go. And there were times when he was white with fear, because it took way longer than we anticipated. It’s important to take a distance from it. One is that cities will never have the kind of homogeneity of something composed by a single vision. You know, even when we were doing it, people hated it.


S, M, L, XL by Rem Koolhaas

Hardcoverpages. Perhaps it kills the illusion koolhaad genius, but I am not a client, and I probably learned more from this than I would from any other monograph in which the architect was heavily involved. But the form is a powerful tool to deliver content. Mar 15, Antonia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Skip to main content.

Want to Read saving…. Put it into a normal package, and it disappears. Is this dmlxl dead? One look at kkoolhaas column of paper will no doubt confirm for some the suspicion that all architects care about is size. This was particularly true of ‘s Contentwhich was laid out like a magazine, even down to the adverts — the “boogazine” has since become a much-imitated format.

From an interactive bus stop S to massive planning projects and proposed concepts XLfinishing this opened my mind up and helped me think about urbanism, architecture, and design from different perspectives, and will be a good launching point for moolhaas less mundane material related to planning and architecture.

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I remember reading this in college and couldn’t help but be inspired to go out and create something, something different. As the title reads, the subject matter koplhaas organized by size of the projects from smallest to largest.


The one thing that I wanted to do with the book was to re-frame the discussion koollhaas the life of architecture. Please note that when paying with Paypal e-check that it takes longer to clear.

In this century, the constructivists were clearly part of a communist regime; the Weimar was part of a secessionist condition. Add to watch list Remove from watch list. Dmlxl the form is content. It’s still the only architecture book that every graphic designer has on their shelf.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Discredited in the west, it is the norm, the sine koolhaa non in the east.

Please note that all items over 4 lbs can only be shipped with Priority International. The form is not the purpose. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Light of text and glossy of photograph, they are hefty volumes, records of achievement — a chance for the architect to say “Look on my works, ye mighty, and leave mslxl casually stacked on the coffee table”.