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Content (Hardback)

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Hardback 544 Pages / Published: 25/02/2013
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Around the world with Koolhaas. OMA-AMO's take on architecture and beyond in the world today. "Content" provides a rare view of the creative processes of one of architecture's most famous firms, Rem Koolhaas' OMA-AMO. Though it offers the fullness of a book, "Content" has the format and tone of a magazine. Like a magazine, it contains articles by outside contributors, including journalists, medical writers, and cultural critics - and, to help reduce the cost to customers, the book even contains paid advertising. In its mood and subject matter, "Content" reflects recent shifts in geo-politics, particularly since 9-11. The book's content follows Koolhaas' expanding interests, mixing architecture with politics, history, technology, and sociology. Its subjects are diverse: Martha Stewart is interviewed in one section; the history of African communist radio is charted in another. An anthropological study of subcultures in Germany's Ruhr Valley is followed by proposals for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Topics are arranged according to geography: the book begins in San Francisco and travels eastwards, finally ending in Tokyo. On the way, time is spent in Brazil, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, and China, among other places. At a time when the profession is growing increasingly introverted, Content reconnects architecture with the outside world.

Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 9783836542050
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 170 x 225 mm

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