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Canadian Modern Architecture

A Fifty Year Retrospective, from 1967 to the Present


Princeton Architectural Press
Available: 10/28/19
6.95 x 9.62 · 544 pages
CDN $80.00 · cl

 Canadian Title

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edited by Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey

foreword by Kenneth Frampton

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.

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.