Canadian Modern Architecture

Co-published with Canadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.

Canadian Modern Architecture

Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture. Beginning with the nation's centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, this fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major external trends, regional and indigenous architectural tendencies, and the influence of architects in Canada's three largest cities — Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Co-published with Canadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.

Canadian Modern Architecture

INTRODUCTION See Harold Kalman, A History of Canadian Architecture, 2 vols (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1994). Other key books on modern Canadian architecture include: Carol Moore Ede, Canadian Architecture, 1960–70 (Toronto: ...

Canadian Modern Architecture

Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture. Beginning with the nation's centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, this fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major external trends, regional and indigenous architectural tendencies, and the influence of architects in Canada's three largest cities — Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Co-published with Canadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.

Toronto Architect Edmund Burke

In this first full-length biography, Angela Carr explores the "Canadian-ness" of Burke's work and shows how it was influenced by architectural developments in the United States and Europe.

Toronto Architect Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (1850-1919) was one of Canada's pre-eminent architects; his work includes such Toronto landmarks as the Simpson department store, Jarvis Street Baptist Church, and the Bloor Viaduct. Burke's career spanned a key period in Canadian architecture, during which the profession transcended its colonial beginnings to reach maturity in Canadian-born practitioners who converted both American architectural developments and European traditions into forms appropriate to the new Canadian federation. Burke's contributions to Canadian architecture include introducing the technology of the "Chicago men" to Canada and helping to establish a formal professional organization for architects in Ontario. In this first full-length biography, Angela Carr explores the "Canadian-ness" of Burke's work and shows how it was influenced by architectural developments in the United States and Europe. She documents a comprehensive selection of Burke's works, including his firm's famous Robert Simpson store in Toronto, the first curtain-wall construction in Canada. She places Burke's life and career within the larger social context, addressing the influence of American architects and architecture, the sociology of professions, the organization of architectural offices, and the history of particular building forms.

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Canadian Architecture  1960 70


A Concise History of Canadian Architecture

As well, the focus on architecture itself (as opposed to town planning) has been sharpened; the organization of the text has been clarified; and thefinal chapter, on modern architecture, has been expanded to include more than a dozen new ...

A Concise History of Canadian Architecture

As in the original work, Harold Kalman emphasizes social and cultural contexts, bringing to light several distinctive characteristics of Canadian architects and their work. Among them are a respect for nature, natural forms, and local materials; a tendency to absorb ideas from abroad and themsimplify or restrain them; a preference for the middle ground between extreme modernism and extreme traditionalism; and a flair for innovation in response to social needs. Convenience for readers is not the only respect in which this concise edition differs from the original two-volume History of Canadian Architecture. As well, the focus on architecture itself (as opposed to town planning) has been sharpened; the organization of the text has been clarified; and thefinal chapter, on modern architecture, has been expanded to include more than a dozen new buildings.Offering all the authority of the original edition, which was awarded the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize given by the Canadian Historical Association, the Concise History of Canaldian Architecture will appeal to everyone with an interest in Canada's history as well as those fascinated by architecture.Describing Canada's building history in lucid and interesting narrative, this volume is also lavishly illustrated with over 700 black-and-white images, making it the one-volume source on our architectural heritage.

Documents in Canadian Architecture

Documents in Canadian Architecture


Substance Over Spectacle

Thoughtful and wide-reaching, this book of new perspectives on the idea of national architectures will be of great interest to those working in the field, as well as those interested in issues of architecture and design on a grand scale.

Substance Over Spectacle

Substance Over Spectacle presents the best and brightest architectural work in Canada over the past 10 years, providing a glimpse of a specifically Canadian architectural practice that reveals a national sensibility that is unlike any other architectural trend in the world. Andrew Gruft argues that Canadian architecture is very much influenced by the country's physique—geographically large, environmentally diverse—as well as its political and social heart, being sparsely populated (less so than California), and living in the shadow of America and other nation-states. The book includes 25 “projects” from across the country—including schools, art galleries, subway systems, power plants, and private homes—which represent modern Canadian architecture at its finest. The book also explores issues of viability, sustainability, community, and utility as they relate to the Canadian architectural experience. In addition to full-color photographs and architectural plans, the book includes essays by some of Canada's leading thinkers on architecture and design: George Baird, Sherry McKay, Marco Polo, and Georges Adamczyk. Thoughtful and wide-reaching, this book of new perspectives on the idea of national architectures will be of great interest to those working in the field, as well as those interested in issues of architecture and design on a grand scale. Includes over 100 full-color photographs. Co-published with the esteemed Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Andrew Gruft is professor emeritus in the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia. His field of interest has been contemporary architecture and urban design. He has curated and written about Canadian architecture for galleries and museums around the world.

A History of Canadian Architecture

See Phyllis Lambert et al . , Opening the Gate of Eighteenth - Century Montreal / Montréal : Ville fortifée du XVIIIe siècle , Montreal : Canadian Centre for Architecture , 1992 . 105 Marsan , Montreal , p . 82 . 106 Ibid . , 126-65 .

A History of Canadian Architecture


Gothic Revival in Canadian Architecture

Abstract This study deals with the evolution of Gothic Revival in Canadian architecture . It goes back to the origins of the style , marks its arrival in the country and traces its four mutations ranging over the greater part of the ...

Gothic Revival in Canadian Architecture

"This study deals with the evolution of Gothic Revival in Canadian architecture. It goes back to the origins of the style, marks its arrival in the country and traces its four mutations ranging over the greater part of the 19th century and even into the first decades of the 20th century"--Abstract, p. 6.

Palladian Style in Canadian Architecture

1826 , Barrington , Kaye The Development of the Architectural Profession in Britain . A Sociological Study . ... Manuscript on file , National Historic Parks and Sites Branch , Parks Canada , Ottawa , 1979 . Benjamin , Asher The Country ...

Palladian Style in Canadian Architecture


Canadian Geography

Christchurch, N.Z.: Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand, 1985. Architecture and the Built Environment II-81 Ashton, William, David Bruce and J. White. Afford- ability and Self-Built Housing: The Role of ...

Canadian Geography

Canadian Geography: A Scholarly Bibliography is a compendium of published works on geographical studies of Canada and its various provinces. It includes works on geographical studies of Canada as a whole, on multiple provinces, and on individual provinces. Works covered include books, monographs, atlases, book chapters, scholarly articles, dissertations, and theses. The contents are organized first by region into main chapters, and then each chapter is divided into sections: General Studies, Cultural and Social Geography, Economic Geography, Historical Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, and Urban Geography. Each section is further sub-divided into specific topics within each main subject. All known publications on the geographical studies of Canada—in English, French, and other languages—covering all types of geography are included in this bibliography. It is an essential resource for all researchers, students, teachers, and government officials needing information and references on the varied aspects of the environments and human geographies of Canada.

Architecture and Building

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Architecture and Building


Patkau Architects

Ten projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.

Patkau Architects

Ten projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.

History Design and Legacy Architectural Prizes and Awards

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) was established in 1907, and formed an alliance with the RIBA in ... to architecture and the arts, or an architect, in recognition of their achievement, to Canadian architecture”.

History  Design  and Legacy  Architectural Prizes and Awards

An Academic Investigation of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal. History, Design, and Legacy was successfully submitted as a Doctoral thesis to the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool by Liz Walder MA FRSA MCIPR in September 2012.

Utopian Universities

40 Cited in Harold Kalman, A History of Canadian Architecture, 2 vols. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), ii, 793. See also Arthur Erickson, The Architecture of Arthur Erickson (Vancouver and Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, ...

Utopian Universities

In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.