OASE is an independent, international, bilingual (Dutch / English) journal featuring architecture, urban design and landscape design. What distinguishes OASE from related publications is the depth and scope of reflection directed at the topic in question. Each issue is devoted to a contemporary theme, thus providing a significant contribution to the international debate on the aforementioned fields of study. In a diversity of essays and background articles, a select group of nationally and internationally recognised authors from the world of architecture and urban design focus on research and theorisation within their chosen disciplines. Guaranteeing the scholarly and scientific validity of the journal, moreover, is the active participation of architecture faculties at major universities in Delft, Louvain and Ghent.
> Published three times a year
> The journal in which a reflective and critical position on architecture, urban design and landscape architecture occupies centre stage.
> Since october 2003 OASE is published every four months by NAi Publishers by order of the OASE foundation
> With support from the Netherlands Architecture Fund (Rotterdam), Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), Stichting Geertruida Gerharda Bolhuis (Groningen), Delft University of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Ghent University.
Authors: Tom Avermaete, Jean-Louis Cohen, Owen Hatherley, Françoise Fromonot,
Adrian Forty, Christophe Grafe, Christian Kieckens, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Mary McLeod,
Michiel Riedijk, Paul Vermeulen
Editors: Tom Avermaete, Christoph Grafe, Hans Teerds
OASE 87 Alan Colquhoun
Architect Historian Critic
English/Dutch | ISBN 978-94-6208-855-0 | Paperback | 136 p | 17 x 24 cm | Illustrated (b/w) | Design: Karel Martens and Werkplaats Typografie | With the support of the Netherlands Architecture Fund | € 19.95
OASE 87 is dedicated to the thinking and the position of British architect Alan Colquhoun, situated within today’s debate on architecture criticism. This OASE presents not only the different themes that Colquhoun has addressed in his work, but also the various positions that he has taken in his career: scholar, critic and practitioner.
Alan Colquhoun (b. 1921) has managed for decades to link his practical experiences with a particular way of thinking about architecture history and theory. Colquhoun has been making his mark since the 1950s, with constructive contributions to the discourse and the theorization of architecture. He has written such trendsetting books as The Oxford History of Modern Architecture, Essays in Architectural Criticism and Modernity and the Classical Tradition. Colquhoun’s work illustrates that architecture even today needs its own theory and cultural position.