Examines the projects, buildings and theories of Koolhaas, as well as the other members of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in chronological and thematic sequence. This book discusses the period of his stay in New-York, his contact with Ungers, Eisenman, Rowe, as well as the polemic confrontation with the post-modernism movement.
Having obtained his degree at the Faculty in Florence in 1983, Roberto Gargiani completed his doctorate on the history of architecture and urbanism in 1992. He has published several works on Perret, Le Corbusier, Labrouste, Semper and Brunelleschi. Roberto Gargiani taught the history of architecture in Florence, Rouen and Paris then, beginning in 1999, at the Faculty of Architecture at Roma Tre where he was appointed to the post of Professor in 2001. In 1999, he became Visiting Professor at the EPFL, teaching the history of architecture to 3rd and 4th year students. In March 2005, he was appointed to the post of Professor of the history of architecture and construction at the School of Architecture of the ENAC Faculty. He is currently head of the Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory of the Institute of Architecture,at the EPFL, Lausanne.
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200 black & white halftones, 100 black & white line drawings