Architecture and the Canadian Fabric

Architecture and the Canadian Fabric

By: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe (editor)Hardback

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Architecture plays a powerful role in nation building. Buildings and monuments not only constitute the built fabric of society, they reflect the intersection of culture, politics, economics, and aesthetics in distinct social settings and distinct times. From first contact to the postmodern city, this anthology traces the interaction between culture and politics as reflected in Canadian architecture and the infrastructure of ordinary life. Whether focusing on the construction of Parliament or exploring the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and Arthur Erickson, these highly original essays move beyond considerations of authorship and style to address cultural politics and insights from race and gender studies and from postcolonial and spatial theory.

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Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is an associate dean of graduate studies and a professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Contributors: Geoffrey Carr, Richard Cavell, Marc Grignon, Laura Hourston Hanks, Rejean Legault, Judi Loach, Barry Magrill, Alan Marcus, Justin McGrail, Michael McMordie, Daniel Millette, Lucie Morisset, Nicholas Olsberg, Christopher Thomas, Michael Windover, and Sharon Vattay.


Introduction: Writing into Canadian Architectural History / Rhodri Windsor Liscombe Part 1: Architectural Culture in French Canada and Before 1 First Impressions: How French Jesuits Framed Canada / Judi Loach 2 Visibility, Symbolic Landscape, and Power: Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin's View of Quebec City in 1688 / Marc Grignon Part 2: Upper Canadian Architecture 3 The Expansion of Religious Institution and Ontario's Economy, 1849-74: A Case Study of the Construction of Toronto's St. James Cathedral / Barry Magrill 4 "For the benefit of the inhabitants": The Urban Market and City Planning in Toronto / Sharon Vattay Part 3: Building the Confederation 5 Shifting Soil: Agency and Building Type in Narratives of Canada's "First" Parliament / Christopher Thomas 6 Stitching Vancouver's New Clothes: The World Building, Confederation, and the Making of Place / Geoffrey Carr 7 Digging in the Gardens: Unearthing the Experience of Modernity in Interwar Toronto / Michael Windover Part 4: Reconstructing Canada 8 A Modern Heritage House of Memories: The Quebec Bungalow / Lucie K. Morisset 9 Place with No Dawn: A Town's Evolution and Erskine's Arctic Utopia / Alan Marcus Part 5: Styling Modern Nationhood 10 The Idea of Brutalism in Canadian Architecture / Rejean Legault 11 Nation, City, Place: Rethinking Nationalism at the Canadian Museum of Civilization / Laura Hourston Hanks Part 6: Fabricating Canadian Spaces in the Late/Postmodern Era 12 From Earth City to Global Village: McLuhan, Media, and the Cosmopolis / Richard Cavell 13 Big-Box Land: New Retail Format Architecture and Consumption in Canada / Justin McGrail 14 Archi-tizing: Architecture, Advertising, and the Commodification of Urban Community / Rhodri Windsor Liscombe Part 7: Identities of Canadian Architecture 15 "Canada's Greatest Architect" / Nicholas Olsberg 16 A Question of Identity / Michael McMordie 17 Memory, the Architecture of First Nations, and the Problem with History / Daniel M. Millette Conclusion: Future Writing on Canadian Architectural History / Rhodri Windsor Liscombe Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780774819398
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780774819398
  • weight: 970
  • ISBN10: 0774819391

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