Architecture and the Canadian Fabric. (Book, 2011) []
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Architecture and the Canadian Fabric.

Architecture and the Canadian Fabric.

Author: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Architecture and the Canadian Fabric traces how culture and politics have influenced, and been influenced by, Canadian architecture from first contact to the postmodern era.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe
ISBN: 0774819391 9780774819398
OCLC Number: 940716465
Description: 514 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Writing into Canadian Architectural History / Rhodri Windsor LiscombePart 1: Architectural Culture in French Canada and Before1 First Impressions: How French Jesuits Framed Canada / Judi Loach2 Visibility, Symbolic Landscape, and Power: Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin's View of Quebec City in 1688 / Marc GrignonPart 2: Upper Canadian Architecture3 The Expansion of Religious Institution and Ontario's Economy, 1849-74: A Case Study of the Construction of Toronto's St. James Cathedral / Barry Magrill4 "For the benefit of the inhabitants": The Urban Market and City Planning in Toronto / Sharon VattayPart 3: Building the Confederation5 Shifting Soil: Agency and Building Type in Narratives of Canada's "First" Parliament / Christopher Thomas6 Stitching Vancouver's New Clothes: The World Building, Confederation, and the Making of Place / Geoffrey Carr7 Digging in the Gardens: Unearthing the Experience of Modernity in Interwar Toronto / Michael WindoverPart 4: Reconstructing Canada8 A Modern Heritage House of Memories: The Quebec Bungalow / Lucie K. Morisset9 Place with No Dawn: A Town's Evolution and Erskine's Arctic Utopia / Alan MarcusPart 5: Styling Modern Nationhood10 The Idea of Brutalism in Canadian Architecture / Rejean Legault11 Nation, City, Place: Rethinking Nationalism at the Canadian Museum of Civilization / Laura Hourston HanksPart 6: Fabricating Canadian Spaces in the Late/Postmodern Era12 From Earth City to Global Village: McLuhan, Media, and the Cosmopolis / Richard Cavell13 Big-Box Land: New Retail Format Architecture and Consumption in Canada / Justin McGrail14 Archi-tizing: Architecture, Advertising, and the Commodification of Urban Community / Rhodri Windsor LiscombePart 7: Identities of Canadian Architecture15 "Canada's Greatest Architect" / Nicholas Olsberg16 A Question of Identity / Michael McMordie17 Memory, the Architecture of First Nations, and the Problem with History / Daniel M. MilletteConclusion: Future Writing on Canadian Architectural History / Rhodri Windsor LiscombeIndex


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