- Hardcover: 94 pages
- Publisher: Notting Hill Editions (14 Mar. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1907903763
- ISBN-13: 978-1907903762
- Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Junkspace/Running Room Hardcover – 14 Mar 2013
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Junkspaceis the most important piece of writing on architecture of the 21st Century. The stream of Koolhaas s prose is akin to a visionary dream, a structureless sequence of crystalline insight and enfolding opiate fog. . . It is distinctly literary, and there are moments of outright genius.
Foster responds to Koolhaas with an argument for autonomy both disciplinary (from one art to the next) and (by implication) personal in order to find space (or the running room of the title) within the junk in which Koolhaas suggests we have drowned. And whether you are at an airport an art fair, that s something we all need.
Rem Koolhaas s luminescent essayJunkspacedecries the mall as the slagheap of America...Koolhaas illuminates the dark underbelly of the kind of advanced capitalism living in the mall.
Columbia Review Magazine"
About the Author
Rem Koolhaasis a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist, and Professor in the Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He has published works on the evolution of the contemporary metropolis and been responsible for landmark urban projects such as the Euralille development in northern France and the CCTV Tower in Beijing, and has designed master plans for, among other places, suburban Paris, the Libyan desert, and Hong Kong. Hal Fosteris Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of many books, includingDesign and Crime, Prosthetic Gods, The Art-Architecture Complex, andTheFirst Pop Age. He writes regularly forOctober(which he co-edits), Artforum, and theLondon Review of Books. He was the 2013 recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism. He lives in Princeton."
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`If there is a limit to Junkspace, it is likely to be one that is ecological before it is political.'-The disaster of disasters is that for all the neo-libralism what is most notable in modern times are the shopping malls that now litter the globe. There are no pyramids being built, perhaps too few buildings to take genuine pride in; and it seems we now have starchitects in place of master craftsmen. My favourite line: `like a crab on LSD, culture staggers endlessly sideways' Rem Koolhaas
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`If there is a limit to Junkspace, it is likely to be one that is ecological before it is political.'-The disaster of disasters is that for all the neo-libralism what is most notable in modern times are the shopping malls that now litter the globe. There are no pyramids being built, perhaps too few buildings to take genuine pride in; and it seems we now have starchitects in place of master craftsmen. My favourite line: `like a crab on LSD, culture staggers endlessly sideways' Rem Koolhaas - If you fancy a fictional companion - I also highly recommend 'Perfect Architect' by Jayne Joso, thoughtful human living spaces emerge- illustrations of these also. And like Junkspace/Running Room interesting write up in ICON magazine. Then listen to 'Overgrown' by James Blake.