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Arthur Erickson

Arthur Erickson

An Architect's Life
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

At long last, here is a book of critical thought that analyzes Arthur Erickson's best work and situates it as a distinctive body of ideas within the mainstream of international architecture in the last half of the twentieth century. Nicholas Olsberg draws on Erickson's own discussion of ideas to present a thoughtful and illuminating reassessment of his most important work. Ricardo Castro's photography captures essential passages of the works as they have matured into their settings. Archival pho …

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Buildings Cities Life

Buildings Cities Life

An Autobiography in Architecture, Volume 2
edition:Hardcover

The personal story and philosophy of one of the world’s most famous urban architects is vividly presented in words and pictures.

Discover the life, architecture, and philosophy of Eberhard Heinrich Zeidler, starting with his early life, his studies at the Bauhaus, and his reasons for leaving Germany. In his early days in Peterborough, Ontario, he became a partner of Blackwell and Craig and created homes, schools, hospitals, and the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

After moving to Toronto, Zeidler …

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Edward James Lennox

Edward James Lennox

"Builder of Toronto"
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto’s architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve.

Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex houes on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of the a reso …

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For the Record

For the Record

The First Women in Canadian Architecture
edition:eBook
also available: eBook Hardcover
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When Marjorie Hill graduated in 1920 as Canada's "first girl architect," she was entering a profession that had been established in Canada just 30 years earlier. For the Record, the first history of women architects in Canada, provides a fascinating introduction to early women architects, presented within the context of developments in both Europe and North America.

Profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto between 1920 and 1960 are illustrat …

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Bing Thom Works

Bing Thom Works

by Bing Thom
introduction by Fumihiko Maki
edition:Hardcover

A revealing look at the holistic, community-centred philosophy behind Bing Thom's internationally acclaimed architecture.

Forgotten spaces, declining malls and sterilized neighborhoods seem like odd places to find inspiration. But it is these awkward places that have driven much of the work of Bing Thom Architects. This highly visual book outlines the recent work and thoughts of Bing Thom Architects (BTA), recently awarded firm of the year by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The book …

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Carscadden Thrift

Carscadden Thrift

Selected Works
edited by Ian Ross McDonald
foreword by Jim Nicholls
edition:Paperback
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Bruce Carscadden Architect is a design studio based in Vancouver. In a decade of practice, their studio has designed and executed numerous building types for a variety of clients, with an emphasis on community recreation projects in British Columbia. Carscadden Thrift is structured in the spirit of the translation from drawing (speculation) to material (actual). Photographs document the messy realities of construction and are referenced to select drawings. The analogy to a set of contract docume …

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'Designing Women'

'Designing Women'

Gender and the Architectural Profession
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

Historically, the contributions of women architects to their profession have been minimized or overlooked. 'Designing Women' explores the tension that has existed between the architectural profession and its women members. It demonstrates the influence that these women have had on architecture in Canada, and links their so-called marginalization to the profession's restrictive and sometimes discriminatory practices.

 

Co-written by an architectural historian and a sociologist, this book provides a …

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Architecture, Town Planning and Community

Architecture, Town Planning and Community

Selected Writings and Public Talks by Cecil Burgess, 1909-1946
edition:Paperback
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This collection of Burgess's public talks and writings offers a unique insight into the social and intellectual dimensions of architecture and town planning during the first half of the twentieth century. Architectural history, the impact of the Arts and Crafts and Modernist movements, the meaning of domestic architecture, and the connection of architecture and town planning to everyday life figure prominently in this collection. A contemporary of Cecil Burgess said that no one in Canada was sup …

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