Book launch: "OMA/Rem Koolhaas: A Critical Reader"
On the occasion of the launch of OMA/Rem Koolhaas: A Critical Reader, editor Christophe Van Gerrewey talks about architectural criticism and the work of OMA with Sabine von Fischer (editor of NZZ for Architecture), Kersten Geers (architect) and Véronique Patteeuw (Associate Professor at ENSAP Lille, and editor of OASE).
Tuesday, 3rd of December 2019, 18h00, EPFL, Foyer SG.
An interview with Christophe van Gerrewey, conducted by Sandrine Perroud, is available on the EPFL website.
From the back cover:
“The activities of Rem Koolhaas and his numerous collaborators have been widely discussed, even before the foundation of the office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975. The work of OMA, including Koolhaas’s’ written oeuvre, is at the root of an important part of the Western discourse on architecture from the past half century.
This book compiles about 150 texts – interviews, essays, articles, petition reports – that in many cases have been translated for the first time. As a reader covering the work of OMA/Rem Koolhaas from Delirious New York to S,M,L,XL, it provides a fresh and critical view on one of the most complex architectural oeuvres of recent times. At the same time, the book presents an account of the debates on architecture and the city that remain significative today.”
image: OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Congrexpo, 1990-1994, on the cover of Blueprint, no.112, November 1994