What is OMA? Considering Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture
NAi, 2004

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: 186 Pages
Publisher: NAi, 2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9056623494
ISBN-13: 978-9056623494

Publisher's blurb: This book provides a clear insight into the role and significance of Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Authors of international repute from beyond the province of architecture examine OMA's work in the light of social and economic developments. The many facets of Koolhaas come under review: his take on architectural theory and the conceptual apparatus he employs, his vision of urbanism and the contemporary city, the designs put into practice by OMA and the research projects of the AMO think-tank, which exist outside the immediate boundaries of architecture. Essays by Aaron Betsky, Ian Buruma, H.J.A. Hofland, Okwui Enwezor, Neil Leach, Matthew Stadler, Bruce Sterling, Bart Verschaffel. Excerpts by Jean Attali, René Boomkens, Fredric Jameson, Fritz Neumeyer, Michael Sorkin, Anthony Vidler, Sarah Whiting.