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Press Kit | no. 4211-01

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present

Toronto, Canada

Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect

A new anthology documents the past fifty years of Canada’s architecture

Toronto, Canada, 2019-12-02 - 

Co-published by Canadian Architect and Princeton Architectural Press, the book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present was recently released in Toronto. Co-edited by Elsa Lam, editor of Canadian Architect magazine, and Graham Livesey, professor at the University of Calgary, it is the first comprehensive review of Canadian architecture to appear in many years.

 

The fifteen chapters were written by leading architectural scholars and critics in the country, namely George Baird, Brian Carter, Ian Chodikoff, Odile Hénault, George Kapelos, Lisa Landrum, Steven Mannell, Sherry McKay, Marco Polo, Colin Ripley, Lola Sheppard, David Theodore, Larry Wayne Richards, Adele Weder, and Mason White.

 

The fifty-year retrospective begins with the nation’s centennial projects, including Expo 67, and then proceeds to explore national institutions and movements, regional and Indigenous architectural tendencies, and how Canadian architects interpreted major international trends. Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present also examines the influence of architects in Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas—Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

 

The scope of this in-depth publication is perhaps best described by Stefan Novakovic, who reviewed the book for Azure Magazine: “What’s Canadian about Canadian architecture? In a country spanning almost 10 million square kilometres, it’s an imposingly big question. A trip from coast to coast to coast traverses huge swathes of cultures and climates—and equally varied architectural landscapes. […] Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present, takes a stab at understanding what we built – and why we built it, in 15 chapters by 17 authors, and some 500 pages.” 

 

In an attempt to organize the tremendous amount of information at hand, the book was divided into four main thematic sections: National Movements, International Influences, Regional Responses and Centers of Influence. Topics covered include the powerful megastructure projects of the 1970s, the influence of postmodernism in the 1980s, and the distinct architectural legacy of Canada’s diverse regions. Quebec’s unique competition system, tightly linked to government programs, is explored in a chapter by David Theodore.

 

“This anthology […] amounts to a major achievement of collective scholarship,” writes Kenneth Frampton in a foreword to the book. He adds, “The work featured in these pages is surely what it takes, over time, to arrive at a national culture of architecture worthy of the name.”

 

The book is now available at major bookstores in the country and can also be ordered online. Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present was officially launched with a panel discussion in Toronto. A series of launches involving authors, editors and guests has been planned across Canada. For upcoming events, please consult this link.


Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present

 

Publishers: Princeton Architectural Press with Canadian Architect

 

Editors: Elsa Lam, Graham Livesey

 

Authors: George Baird, Brian Carter, Ian Chodikoff, Odile Hénault, George Kapelos, Lisa Landrum, Steven Mannell, Sherry McKay, Marco Polo, Colin Ripley, Lola Sheppard, David Theodore, Larry Wayne Richards, Adele Weder, Mason White

 

Graphic design: Benjamin English

 

Publication Date: October 28, 2019

 

Distributors: Raincoast (Canada); Princeton Architectural Press (USA and world)

 

544 pages

 

500 colour photos and drawings

 

ISBN 9781616896454

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For more information

  1. www.canadianarchitect.com/book/

Media contact

  • Wes Seeley
  • Publicity Manager, Princeton Architectural Press
  • wes@papress.com
  • 518-671-6100 x314

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition -  Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Cover: Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia. Erickson/Massey, 1976.   - Photo credit: Christopher Erickson
Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Cover: Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia. Erickson/Massey, 1976.
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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition - <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Table of contents.</p> - Photo credit: Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Table of contents.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition - <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Expo 67 site, aerial view, Montreal, Quebec, 1967.</p> - Photo credit:  Photographer unknown, Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Expo 67 site, aerial view, Montreal, Quebec, 1967.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition - <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Museum of Northern BC, Monument Gallery, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Larry McFarland Architect, 1988. Right: First Nations House of Learning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. Larry McFarland Architect, 1993.</p> - Photo credit: <p class="">Left: Courtesy Museum of Northern BC. Right: Steven Evans Photography, courtesy McFarland Marceau Architects</p>

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Museum of Northern BC, Monument Gallery, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Larry McFarland Architect, 1988. Right: First Nations House of Learning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. Larry McFarland Architect, 1993.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition -  <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Sylvia Hotel Condominium Tower, concept drawing and exterior view (below), Vancouver, British Columbia. Richard Henriquez Architect, 1984. Right: Eugenia Place Tower, composite drawing showing overlays of site development, Vancouver, British Columbia. Richard Henriquez Architect, 1987.</p>  - Photo credit: <p class="">Courtesy Henriquez Partners Architects</p>

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Sylvia Hotel Condominium Tower, concept drawing and exterior view (below), Vancouver, British Columbia. Richard Henriquez Architect, 1984. Right: Eugenia Place Tower, composite drawing showing overlays of site development, Vancouver, British Columbia. Richard Henriquez Architect, 1987.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition -  <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, Dawson, Yukon. Florian Maurer Architect with Jack Kobayashi (now Kobayashi + Zedda Architects), 1998. Right: John Tizya Cultural Centre, axonometric of building components and material planning, Old Crow, Yukon. Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, 2011.</p>  - Photo credit: <p class="">Left: Richard Hartmier, courtesy Kobayashi + Zedda Architects. Right: Courtesy Kobayashi + Zedda Architects</p>

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Left: Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, Dawson, Yukon. Florian Maurer Architect with Jack Kobayashi (now Kobayashi + Zedda Architects), 1998. Right: John Tizya Cultural Centre, axonometric of building components and material planning, Old Crow, Yukon. Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, 2011.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition - <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Parc du Bourg de Pabos, Interpretation Centre, Pabos Mills, Quebec. Atelier Big City, 1993.</p> - Photo credit:  <p class="">Left and right: Michel Laverdière, Courtesy Atelier Big City</p>

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Parc du Bourg de Pabos, Interpretation Centre, Pabos Mills, Quebec. Atelier Big City, 1993.

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Press kit | 4211-01 - Press release | Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present - Princeton Architectural Press / Canadian Architect - Edition - <p class="">Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, Ontario. Shim-Sutcliffe, 2013.</p> - Photo credit: <p class="">Top left: Positive Imaging Photography, courtesy Shim-Sutcliffe Architects; Bottom left and right: Bob Gundu, courtesy Shim-Sutcliffe Architects</p>

Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, 2019). Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, Ontario. Shim-Sutcliffe, 2013.

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