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Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture

Edited by Eve Blau and Nancy J. Troy

A fundamental tenet of the historiography of modern architecture holds that cubism forged a vital link between avant-garde practices in early twentieth-century painting and architecture. This collection of essays, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, takes a close look at that widely accepted but little scrutinized belief.

Modern Architecture in Vancouver, 1938-1963

The Modernist architecture of the two post-war decades established Vancouver's reputation as a center for progressive design and culture, a city where architects pursued their desire "to make of architecture a great humanistic experience." With an introduction by Adele Freedman discussing Modernism in Canadian architecture as a whole, Rhodri Windsor Liscombe's The New Spirit is the first comprehensive study of the acclaimed Modernist architecture of Vancouver.

Memory Theatre
Edited by Howard Shubert

Throughout a twenty-five-year career marked by numerous awards and successful competition entries, the Canadian architect Richard Henriquez has brought a poetic sensibility to the creation of architecture. This book offers a wide-ranging view of his architecture, drawings, sculpture, and construction. Included are essays by Alberto Pérez-Gómez and by Howard Shubert, texts by Henriquez, and a portfolio of photographs by Geoffrey James.

Edited by Phyllis Lambert

Based on a fifteen-year study of manuscript sources from Europe and North America, Opening the Gates of Eighteenth-Century Montréal focuses on the interrelationships of three key elements of Montréal's urban form: its fortifications; the ownership, distribution, and use of property within its walls; and the nature of its buildings.

The Work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990

Essays by Patricia Phillips, Phyllis Lambert, and Robert-Jan van Pelt

Ernest Cormier (1885-1980) has long been regarded in Canada as the most outstanding architect of his generation. This fully illustrated, detailed analysis of his pavilion at the Université de Montréal is the first to clearly establish Cormier's work as a significant part of an international movement in which North American and European influences converge.


A study of world architecture as seen through the eyes of ninety great masters of the camera, this magnificently produced book includes some of the earliest and finest photographs of architectural subjects. It takes us from the Paris of Atget and Baldus to Beato's imperial Japan, and from August Sander's vision of Germany between the Wars to Atlanta after Sherman's march.