Canadian Modern Architecture: A Fifty Year Retrospective, from 1967 to the Present (Hardcover)

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By Elsa Lam (Editor), Graham Livesey (Editor), Kenneth Frampton (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author


Elsa Lam is editor of Canadian Architect magazine and is based in Toronto. She holds a doctorate in architectural history from Columbia University.

Graham Livesey is a professor in the Master of Architecture Program (Faculty of Environmental Design) at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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"Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture. Beginning with the country's centennial and Expo67 in Montreal, this retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how contemporary 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."
- Contract Magazine

"[1967] would be an interesting moment to look at Toronto, a place that would seem somewhat old and lowrise to our eyes today, a city of surface parking lots. Toronto would transform radically over the coming decades, as would the rest of Canada. It's one reason why a new book, Canadian Modern Architecture - 1967 to the Present, is so compelling: it looks at how much remarkable building has taken place since then and tells the story of Canada's modern, determined invention."
- Toronto Star

"This is a vital and well-researched work, representing the first comprehensive review of Canadian architecture in many years."
- Azure (Canada)

"Lam and Livesey have brought together many of the most distinguished critics and academics in the field, and the result is a long and coherent conversation about the importance of modern Canadian architecture. The book is highly readable and heavily illustrated, an asset to professionals and to average citizens."
- The Globe and Mail

"Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present is an astonishing achievement by editors Elsa Lam, Graham Livesey and their fifteen essayists. The book is essential for anyone who cares about architecture, or who cares about Canada, and we'll be talking about it for decades."
- Canadian Architect


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616896454
ISBN-10: 1616896450
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 544
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