Rem Koolhaas

Zeitgeisters, Series 2 Episode 2 of 4
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BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz meets the cultural entrepreneurs whose aesthetic sense infects and influences our daily lives... who know what we want, even when we do not... the men and women whose impact goes beyond mere commerce, it shapes contemporary culture.

Programme 2. Rem Koolhaas - the world renowned starchitect whose first step in the profession was not to design a building, but to write a book. 'Delirious New York', became an instant cult hit among avant-garde hipsters... but also became his own manifesto that has shaped his work and that of many others for over thirty years. Now though, as he launches his directorship of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, he presents a new manifesto - one that takes architecture into a new future which also recognises the past.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

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Thu 24 Jul 2014 21:30

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