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        • Hans Scharoun: Culture Is Life with a Unified Structure

        Abstract
        Hans Scharoun’s introduction to a popular work on European Baroque architecture is a unique document of a modern architect establishing a connection between his own design practice and a period of architectural history. In Scharoun’s world view the architecture of the Baroque was a period of transition, from the rational principles of Greek architecture to an expression of movement, which localized the Baroque in a historical period of absolute power and cultural fluidity. At the same time, the two-centred or multi-focal geometries (Scharoun speaks of ‘poles’) of the late Baroque in Germany reflected, in his view, a desire for unity, which resonated with his own preoccupations with intricate spatial configurations and the suppression of overriding symmetries by offering a multiplicity of these. In his short text the architect reveals the inspiration he found in the form world of the Baroque for his own projects, most notably the Berlin Philharmonie. ‘Baroque’, in this text, can be taken as an indication of an affinity and the recognition that the architect’s idea of a unified yet complex whole was indebted to the experience of spaces from a historically and culturally remote period.
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        Grafe, C. (2011). Hans Scharoun: Culture Is Life with a Unified Structure. Baroque, OASE, (86), 72–72. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/86/HansScharounCultureIsLifeWithAUnifiedStructure

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      Call for Papers OASE #108

      OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture

      Editors: David Peleman, Jantje Engels, Christophe Van Gerrewey

      “It is brilliant people say brilliant
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      always the most obvious
      superficialities
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      — Thomas Bernhard, Der Schein trügt, 1984

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    2. 21/11/2019
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      OASE invites everyone to read the Call for Abstracts for OASE #107.
      We are interested in two kinds of contributions that each start from the drawing:

      1. Textual contributions: historical or theoretical papers about a (series of) drawing(s).Proposals contain one image and an abstract of 300 words.
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      Proposals must be submitted via info@oasejournal.nl by 20 December 2019 and contain a title and CV (name, email address, affiliation and a bio of maximum 150 words). Proposals must be submitted in Dutch or English.

      Read the Call for detailed information.

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    4. 29/10/2019
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    6. 12/06/2019
      Presentation OASE #103

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    7. 23/05/2019
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    8. 17/05/2019
      Impression launch OASE #103

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    9. 09/05/2019
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    10. 27/03/2019
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