December 2017 Academic & Specialist Saltway Publishing

Call to Order: Sustaining Simplicity in Architecture Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Hardback | Apr 2018 | Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers | 9781946226143 | 260pp | 235x184mm | RFB | AUD$75.00

Call to Order, the first in a series of books to be produced by the University of Miami School of Architecture, is inspired by rappel l'ordre, the post WWI, European, art movement that rejected the extreme tenants of the avant garde and its praise of machinery, violence and war, in favor of a renewed interest in tradition.  The book suggests a re-grouping and a regrounding upon the foundations of the discipline and examines an international group of architects who are ostensibly rehearsing the ethos of the Neo-rationalist movement when architects and thinkers converged in their resistance to that they saw as an erosion of the discipline by behaviourism and the social sciences.