New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995. Uncorrected Proof, preceding the First Edition. Almost unique in our experience, a proof bound in boards, resembling the book in every way except that all the images are in black-and-white and, significantly, the image and textual content differs from the finished book. With a label from The Monacelli Press, publisher of the book, tipped in on the front endpaper, with a holograph ink notation in the label's white space: "9/8/95 Roger Trilling / Please return to Julia Jones."
Koolhaas' magnum opus, printed in Italy, a profusely illustrated guide to his process. Conceptual in its design and execution, much like the architect's work.
Fine in illustrated boards and no dust jacket as issued.