S, M, L, XL (Hardcover)
S,M,L,XL presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful...
Bruce Mau founded the critically acclaimed firm Bruce Mau Design in 1985. He is the author ofLife Style and Massive Change.
The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.
|Genre||ARCHITECTURE / Reference|
|Publisher Date||1998-05-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||6.0 lb|
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S,M,L,XL is a seminal book for architects. My daughter us an Architecture grad student, and this is one of the books she really wanted for her permanent library. Many well-known architects have this book in their libraries. Good architecture books tend to be expensive, even used. Many of the classic books start at $$, therefore I do a lot of research before I buy. This was a great price for a new book that my daughter will use throughout her career.Read More
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