Set against the background of artistic production in a highly eclectic age, the limited range of references explored by many architects and their focus on the forms and models of modernism produced after the 1920s, are remarkable. While re-inventions of modernist formal exercises dominate architectural publications, interior design magazines display a shameless interest for traditional design approaches that allow modern sophisticated Europeans to relate to a past beyond the 20th century. This issue of OASE examines how figurative architectural traditions can contribute to understanding historic dimensions that affect the everyday lives of contemporary Europeans. The question is whether or not the reference to tradition reworked into architecture can be more than a spicy ingredient in the rich pudding of lifestyles and fashions by which we give shape to our environment now. This is a question of particular relevance in the Netherlands, which has contributed beyond proportion to all forms of modernisms and which is at present involved in an uneasy and moralistic debate on its own traditions.
To meet the demand for some populair sold-out editions of OASE, 5
issues have been scanned and re-released as e-books. It concerns OASE
numbers 45, 54, 63, 65 and 78. These are for sale via nai010 Publishers for € 14,95 per issue.
More sold-out issues will be released digitally in the near future, so keep an eye out for your favorite issue!
THE NEW DEADLINE FOR HANDING IN YOUR ABSTRACT FOR OASE #112 IS: 15 JUNE 2021
OASE editors Bart Decroos, Sereh Mandias, Elsbeth Ronner and Kornelia Dimitrova wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This
issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role
of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in
architecture. Deadline is 15 June 2021. Read the full text of the OASE #112 Call for Abstracts in the pdf-files below.