O.M.A. / Rem Koolhaas / Bruce Mau: S,M,L,XL (signed first edition, 1995)
O.M.A., Rem Koolhaas, Jennifer Sigler, o.a.
Nai010 Publishers, 1995
1 in stock
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, manifestos, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues, a cycle of meditations on the contemporary city, with work produced by Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture over the past twenty years. This accumulation of words and images (1376 pages and 1250 illustrations) illuminates the condition of architecture today, its splendours and miseries, exploring and revealing the corrosive impact of politics, context, the economy, globalisation, the world.
This copy was signed by Koolhaas on the occasion of the book launch and conference organised by Copyright Bookshop Ghent in 1996, for an audience of more than 1200 people!