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A section of Now: Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention
Conceived as part of the one-year investigation Catching Up with Life, A Section of Now aims to re-establish a dialogue between architecture and society that would allow for architecture to begin to contend with and address our changed and changing social norms. The...
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Actions: What You Can Do with the City
Actions: What You Can Do With the City presents original research and writing that explores how the design and experience of contemporary cities can be shaped by human actions.The book documents and presents projects by a large and diverse group...
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Afterword: J
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Afterword: J
Afterword is a series of CCA publications that document and reflect on the realization of projects. Each Afterword looks back on a selected CCA project after a pause to critically assess its context and process, to consider newly-disclosed aspects of...
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An English Arcadia, 1600–1900
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An English Arcadia, 1600–1900
The relationship between landscape, garden, and built works is at the heart of the aesthetic that governs the English country house. An English Arcadia includes items selected from the CCA’s John Harris collection the relate specifically to the history of...
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AP164: Ábalos&Herreros, Selected by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, Juan José Castellón González, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, with an interpretation in photographs by Stefano Graziani
This book presents three contemporary encounters with the Ábalos&Herreros archive at the CCA. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, Juan José Castellón González, and Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu developed readings of the material, which they articulated through exhibitions and...
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Archaeology of the Digital
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Archaeology of the Digital
Published on the occasion of the 2013 exhibition Archaeology of the Digital, this book delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization, and production at the end of the 1980s. How was the transition from...
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Architectural Installations: 5 Québec Architects at the CCA
Produced in conjunction with Le Printemps du Québec en France, this publication offers a retrospective of positions adopted by the five Québec architects invited by the CCA and guest curator Randy Cohen to create installations presenting their work in the...
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Architecture and Cubism
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Architecture and Cubism
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 publication, the first historically focused examination of the issue, returns to the original site...
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Architecture and Its Image: Four Centuries of Architectural Representation
Architecture and Its Image explores the idea of serial imagery in architectural representation through works dating from the Renaissance to the late twentieth century.Published on the occasion of the opening of the new CCA building in 1989, Architecture and Its...
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Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War
Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War documents the extensive contribution of architecture to the Second World War, and considers how it questioned architectural methods and fundamental structures, and lead to the supremacy of modernism.This publication...
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Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects
Before architectural postmodernism was named as such, the process of postmodernizing architecture had already begun implicating architectural work in the increasingly information-driven logic of the late twentieth century. Though radical, the effects of this process have long been excluded from...
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Autonomy and Ideology: Positioning an Avant-garde in America
This collection of essays presents the proceedings of a conference organized by Phyllis Lambert, director and founder of the CCA, and the architect Peter Eisenman to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of the architect Philip Johnson (1906–2005). While paying tribute to...
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Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen
What role can history play in contemporary architecture practice? Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen invites three architects to reread, redraw, translate, and appropriate from the past and from each other in order to construct relationships between and meanings...
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Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture
Idealized representations of America, as both an aspiration and a menace, played an important role in shaping Russian architecture and urban design from the American Revolution until the fall of the Soviet Union. In Building a new New World, Jean-Louis...
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Buildings in Boxes: Architectural Toys from the CCA
In 1990, the CCA acquired a collection of over three hundred architectural toys and games. The collection, assembled by the American sculptor and architect Norman Brosterman, spans nearly two centuries of toy manufacture in more than five countries. These toys...
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Canadian Centre for Architecture: Building and Gardens
To mark the 1989 public opening of the CCA, Canadian Centre for Architecture: Building and Gardens documents the design and construction of the CCA’s building. Together, the essays and illustrations reveal the potential of a museum of architecture as a...
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Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization
Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization documents two complementary urban realities that have played a fundamental role in the imagination, definition, and redefinition of the twentieth-century modern city. Shifting away from an understanding of architecture as the construction of monumental masterpieces,...
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CCA on Paper
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CCA on Paper
CCA on Paper presents all the print and electronic publications of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Through illustrations, documents, and visual elements, CCA on Paper reflects the diversity in subject matter and graphic design of CCA publications, while attesting to...
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CCA on View
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CCA on View
CCA on View is a visual guidebook to the exhibitions produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture since its founding in 1979. From The Preservation and Conservation of Prints and Drawings of Ernest Cormier (1885–1980), mounted in the lobby of the Canadian...
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Cedric Price Works 1952–2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective
Published in conjunction with the Architectural Association (AA), this two-volume anthology assembles the entirety of Cedric Price’s projects, articles, and talks, including many previously unpublished. Mainly featuring materials from the Cedric Price Fonds at the CCA, Cedric Price Works 1952-2003 showcases...
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Cities in Motion: Toys and Transport
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Cities in Motion: Toys and Transport
Using small scale to show vast structures, Cities in Motion traces the child’s endless fascination with trains and bridges, tracks and trams, stations and garages, and explores the relationship of transportation to the urban infrastructure.Texts by Richard IngersollBook design by...
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Cities of Artificial Excavation: The Work of Peter Eisenman, 1978–1988
The publication presents four of American architect Peter Eisenman’s representative works that investigate his theoretical exploration of the nature of “site”, and how it informed his proposals, his built work, and his ongoing criticism of the discipline of architecture.Edited by...
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Civic Visions, World’s Fairs
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Civic Visions, World’s Fairs
This publication situates the panorama of Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) in the context of his working methods and in the larger context of the representation of cities, concentrating on one period of a single mode of representation, an astonishing achievement in...
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Corpus Sanum in Domo Sano: The Architecture of the Domestic Sanitation Movement, 1870–1914
This publication is based on a collection of suppliers’ catalogues, manuals, journals, and public-policy documents that relate to planning and the building trades. These records are used here to help reconstruct the movement toward domestic sanitation, one of the driving...
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CP138 Gordon Matta-Clark: Readings of the archive by Yann Chateigné, Hila Peleg, and Kitty Scott
This book unpacks the comprehensive Gordon Matta-Clark collection at the CCA (CP138), opening it up to provisional readings from different points of view. Yann Chateigné reorganizes Matta-Clark’s library into areas of inquiry, from alchemy to psychoanalysis, as a framework for...
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Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Investigation
This book pursues the legendary but elusive 1974 exhibition, Anarchitecture. Conceived of as an anonymous, photographic statement about the intersection of art and building by the research collective Anarchitecture Group, the exhibition is a constant reference point in discussion, regardless of...
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Departure for Katsura: Irene F. Whittome at the CCA
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Departure for Katsura: Irene F. Whittome at the CCA
Departure for Katsura demonstrates the interplay of the CCA collection—in this case, photographs of the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, with Irene F. Whittome’s life and art. The artist’s project created for the publication consists of fourteen haiku by the...
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Dieter Appelt: Forth Bridge–Cinema: Metric Space
This publication focuses on the work of the German artist Dieter Appelt, who, in the 1970s, photographed Scotland’s spectacular Forth Bridge, a marvel of nineteenth-century engineering. Appelt was immediately drawn to the CCA’s extensive holdings of photographs and ephemera on...
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Documents from Gordon Matta-Clark's personal library
This book recounts Stefano Graziani’s experience of finding Gordon Matta-Clark’s personal library while exploring the CCA Collection.   The library consists of seventy publications that cover a wide range of subjects from architecture and art history to alchemy, communications, cultural...
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Dream Houses, Toy Homes
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Dream Houses, Toy Homes
Dream Houses, Toy Homes examines how model houses affect perceptions of gender roles and family life, uncovering the cultural meanings implicit in toys related to a single building type, the family home.Alice T. FriedmanGraphic design by Glenn GoluskaPublished in 1995,...
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Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850–1880
This publication situates the panorama of Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) in the context of his working methods and in the larger context of the representation of cities, concentrating on one period of a single mode of representation, an astonishing achievement in...
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Emerging Japanese Architects of the 1990s
The six architects represented here –Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama/AMORPHE; Norihiko Dan; Hiroyuki Wakabayashi;WORKSHOP; Hisashi Hara; and Atsushi Kitagawara– were chosen for the breadth and diversity of their styles and their incorporation of Western and Japanese architectural traditions.Jackie KastenbaumGraphic design by Glenn...
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En chantier: The Collections of the CCA, 1989–1999
The collections of the CCA embrace such diverse objects as books, photographs, and engravings; maps and plans; architectural records, drawings, and sketchbooks; manuscripts; commercial product catalogues; personal correspondence, journals, and archives; ephemera; and even toys. En chantier marks a second...
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Ernest Cormier et l'Université de Montréal
Ernest Cormier (1885–1980) has long been regarded in Canada as the most outstanding architect of his generation. This fully illustrated analysis of the main pavilion at the Université de Montréal is the first to establish Cormier’s work as a significant...
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Ernest Isbell Barott, Architect: An Introduction
This publication offers an introductory look at the work of Ernest Isbell Barott (1884–1966), who apprenticed at McKim, Mead, and White in New York before coming to Montréal. Barott designed two of the first skyscrapers in Montréal, the Bell Telephone...
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922–1932
In 1922, when Frank Lloyd Wright returned permanently to the United States, he chose not to refine and simplify the course and cause of his earlier work, but rather to reinvent himself—in new territory, for new clients, in projects of...
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922–1932
Five revolutionary projects examined here were developed by Wright during a single transitional decade. This publication follows the design histories of these unrealized projects, tracing the ideas the architect explored in successive drawings. It also provides a record of the...
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Goodbye, Oil
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Goodbye, Oil
The illustrated book Goodbye, Oil explores how oil is produced and how we might lessen our dependence on this non-renewable resource. Harriet Russell’s story offers alternative modes of powering the vehicles we drive, making the goods we consume and heating...
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Houses For Sale
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Houses For Sale
There are all kinds of houses—big houses, little houses, strange houses, old houses… But how do you decide which one is just right for you... In Houses for Sale a family travels through architectural history searching for their perfect home....
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Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture
This book accompanies the exhibition Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture and its online TV channel. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, emphasizing certain uncertainties and contradictions informed by Western medicine. Should urbanism, landscape design, or architecture seek...
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It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment
This is a counter-history assembled out of the aspirations, alternative stories and contradictions behind the dominant notion of progress that has captivated our imagination and defined our relationship with the environment. In an age on unprecedented human impact on the...
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James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive
The British architect James Frazer Stirling (1924–1992) stimulated impassioned responses among both supporters and detractors, and he continues to be the subject of fierce debate.Fully illustrated with previously unpublished documents and new photography from James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds at the...
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Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange Our Environment
Over time, migrants have been linked to global issues such as poverty, development, and human rights. They are the most enterprising members of society and their number is growing by the day. Though the social or anthropological dimensions of migrations...
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Le Panthéon, symbole des révolutions : De l’Église de la nation au temple des grands hommes
Few buildings have remained so persistently at the heart of artistic, technical, and political debate as Jacques-Germain Soufflot’s (1713–1780) domed Panthéon. From Louis XV’s laying of its cornerstone in 1764 to François Mitterrand’s televised pilgrimage to the tombs of his...
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Looking Through: Le Corbusier Windows
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Looking Through: Le Corbusier Windows
Takashi Homma first encountered the work of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh in 2013, while producing photographs commissioned by the CCA, some of which are included in this book. Following that experience, he decided to research and photograph...
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Luigi Ghirri/Aldo Rossi: Things Which Are Only Themselves
This publication examines the presence and role of photography in the process of design and the uses of photography as a personal effect of the architect’s consciousness and subconscious.Focused visual essays investigate the ideas and effects of photography in relation...
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Meditations on Piero: Sculptures by Geoffrey Smedley
A group of works by the contemporary British Canadian sculptor Geoffrey Smedley present an opportunity to explore the links between architecture and geometry, cosmology, surveying, and human anatomy. Smedley was initially inspired by the attempts of the Renaissance artist Piero...
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Mies van der Rohe: The Difficult Art of the Simple
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938, when he was already in his fifties and one of the recognized masters of his profession. This introduction to the critical work of Mies’s North American...
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Money Matters: A Critical Look at Bank Architecture
As part of a commission by the Parnassus Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a architecturally representative and culturally significant North American building type —banks— was selected to be variously interpreted by a group of Canadian and American...
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Montréal Metropolis, 1880–1930
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Montréal Metropolis, 1880–1930
The fifty years between 1880 and 1930 were extraordinarily prosperous for the industrialized world and a great period of wealth especially for Montréal. A prime juncture for trade by both transcontinental rail and European sea links, a headquarters for national...
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