Publisher: New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106385
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Silver leatherette-covered boards with title stamped in black and yellow on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Collaboration between Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. Edited by Jennifer Sigler. Photographs by Hans Werlemann. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc., Bruce Mau with Kevin Sugden, and Nigel Smith, Greg van Alstyne, Alison Hahn and Chris Rowat. 1375 pp., with four color plates throughout. 9-3/8 x 7-3/8 inches.
From the publisher: "This massive book is a novel about architecture. Conceived by Rem Koolhaas -- author of Delirious New York -- and Bruce Mau -- designer of Zone -- as a free-fall in the space of the typographic imagination, the book's title, Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. The book combines essays, manifestoes, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues, a cycle of meditations on the contemporary city, with work produced by Kookhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture over the past twenty years. This accumulation of words and images illuminates the condition of architecture today -- its splendors and miseries -- exploring and revealing the corrosive impact of politics, context, the economy, globalization -- the world."