Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
New York Oxford University Press 1978
263pp+numerous b/w and colour photographic plates and ills. Decorated end papers. 4to. Orange boards, dust wrapper. Wrapper has small closed tears on back else very good. Koolhaas documents the extraordinary history of New York, charting the history of Manhattan Island from the first settlers and through periods of heavy development up until the modern period as the scene of much of Western invention and expression. A celebration of the city's rich contribution to architectural, intellectual and artistic discussions, this is a fascinating and comprehensive account of urban and social history and is beautifully illustrated with photographic plates, maps, and architectural and street plans.