Koolhaas, Rem (Architect); Mau, Bruce (Artist) & Sigler, Jennifer (Editor). S, M, L, XL: SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, EXTRA-LARGE. New York City, NY: The Monacelli Press, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition Thus/First Printing. 1344 pages. Fine.

Massive Topographic Monograph. One of the greatest books of our time. The Third "Special" Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2007 Purple Variant Edition. Published in yet another small and limited print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The Third Special Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau: Oversize-volume format. Issued in several title-color variants over the years (Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Purple), this copy is in the uniform metallic-silver hard boards with Blue titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Concept, writings, sketches, designs, drawings, photographs, completed projects, ephemera, and other materials by Rem Koolhaas. Photographs by Hans Werlemann. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Rem Koolhaas' and Bruce Mau's "S, M, L, XL: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large". The Last Word on architecture and urban planning of and for our time. "A novel about architecture and urban planning. Conceived as a free-fall in the space of the topographic imagination, the book's title is also its framework: Projects and essays are arranged according to scale. Projects are arranged according to scale. Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public. Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls 'the architecture of Big-ness'. Extra-Large features projects on the urban scale" (Publisher's blurb). Koolhaas' mission is arrestingly and stubbornly simple: To re-think in a radical manner every structure or urban landscape. The importance of Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is now universally recognized. It has no equivalent in the United States (or for that matter, in Europe) as a leading nerve center of cutting-edge architecture, of "thinking-about-space-as-time". An absolute "must-have" title for Rem Koolhaas collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver and gold pen-markers on the title page by Rem Koolhaas. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Third "Special" Edition/First Printing/Blue Variant available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: This book has the most confusing printing-indication history ever because there is NO indication on the Copyright Page at all. You can only tell the sequence-edition through the color variant on the cover, in this case Blue. Copies available online command up to $1750. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 1250 plates. One of the greatest architects of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 1885254016. $200.00

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