Recent developments show a shift in the themes that architecture museums programme: apparently, social and activist subjects are supplanting classical architectural themes. It is a development expressed by recent exhibitions of both renowned institutes and younger ones. By the looks of it, thematic choices are furthermore increasingly influenced by the social and political contexts of institutes. In terms of storage, new developments such as digitization also lead to radical changes, with consequences that are difficult to predict. OASE 99 analyses and questions these developments and their impact on the current and future role of architecture museums.
OASE provides the context for understanding the current situation and examines what part architecture museums can play in the future of architecture culture.
Based on the original triple edition of Spatial Biographies, Margit van Schaik and Jesper Baltussen composed a concise overview of the research in this renewed publication. This extensively illustrated overview combines a summary of the analytic and written works with new photos of the 1:33 models. As an A4 book, it is also its format that gained a more concise form compared to the A3 triptych.
For the first time in its history, the course of Architectural Analysis has resulted in a hard-cover printed publication. This publication even consists of three books and acts as a triptych in examining the spatial biographies of resp. Dutch designer and couturier Benno Premsela and Max Heymans.
Click here to read the article from the magazine Memory machine which appeared exclusively as an annex of Het Parool.
Memory machine is a magazine about our cultural memory and identity and part of a long-term period of exhibitions organized by Castrum Peregrini. Click here to read more about the publication of the magazine.