A book that allows you to see how the architecture and urbanism of Koolhaas and OMA continue to pursue the “culture of congestion” written about here. It demonstrates that a thesis constructed as an interesting question—in this case, “if Manhattan had a manifesto, what would it be?”—is far more engaging than one that proves a much-deliberated point. Witty and enjoyable to read, it has little in common with the dry majority of contemporary theory.
Printed Matter Hosts a Bolted Book Show & Tell, January 26, 2017
Bolted Book Show & Tell
Printed Matter, NYC Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM, Free and open to the public
Graphic design guru Steven Heller from the School of Visual Arts and Fortunato Depero expert Raffaele Bedarida from Cooper Union will give an in-depth presentation of The Bolted Book while you examine the pages of the 1927 rare original up close and in person.