Oxford University Press. New York. 1978. First edition. Paperback edition. Paperback, quarto; illustrated wrappers. 263 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour. English. 290 x 235mm. 1.2kg. 9780195200355. Good; some shelf wear to wrappers, light rubbing to edges, light wear to spine, some browning to edges and endpapers, no inscriptions.
A first edition of Rem Koolhaas' seminal work on the architecture and urbanisation of Manhattan. Koolhaas' text explores the architectural, social and cultural connections of New York's development from 1850 to the mid-1970s. With the striking cover design by Madelon Vriesendorp depicting the Chrysler and Empire State buildings in bed together, lit by the Statue of Liberty torch.