Rem Koolhaas / OMA: The City of the Captive Globe poster


A large poster showing an aerial view of OMA's  City of the Captive Globe project, created by Rem Koolhaas and Zoe Zenghelis in 1972. The City of the Captive Globe is about the fabric of New York: a strict grid formation that nurtures almost infinite varieties of function, need and desire.  In Envisioning Architecture: Drawings from The Museum of Modern Art Terence Riley writes: 'The rendering of each block as a fantastic city-within-a-city creates a virtual catalogue of OMA's self-proclaimed influences: Salvador Dali's Surreal Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus (1933–35), Le Corbusier's Plan Voisin towers, and El Lissitzky's Lenin Stand all frame the captured globe, a metaphor for Manhattan's status as an "enormous incubator of the world."

Hand drawn and coloured by Suzanne Mocka, the poster is printed in Germany. 

Approximate dimensions: 100 x 68.7cm