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S,M,L,XL

Authors: Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau

Edited by: Jennifer Sigler

Photography by: Hans Werlemann

Publication dates: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005

Publisher: Monacelli Press

Hardcover

2.87" H x 7.47" W x 9.47" L

1376 pages

6.04 pounds

BACK COVER TEXT: "This massive book is a novel about architecture. Conceived by Rem Koolhaas - author of Delirious New York - and Bruce Mau - designer of Zone - as a free-fall in the space of the typographic imagination, the book's title, Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. The book combines essays, manifestoes, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues, a cycle of meditations on the contemporary city, with work produced by Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture over the past twenty years. This accumulation of words and images illuminates the condition of architecture today - its splendors and miseries - exploring and revealing the corrosive impact of politics, context, the economy, globalization - the world."