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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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Myron Goldsmith: Poet of Structure
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Myron Goldsmith: Poet of Structure
This publication celebrates the CCA’s acquisition of the personal archives of the Chicago architect Myron Goldsmith (1918–1996). Reflecting over fifty years of study, work, and teaching, this rich body of notes, sketchbooks, drawings, and study documents traces the unique, experimental...
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Opening the Gates of Eighteenth-Century Montréal
Opening the Gates of Eighteenth-Century Montréal considers the building of the eighteenth-century military and commercial town of Montréal, the nucleus from which the present city grew. Based on a fifteen-year study of manuscript sources from Europe and North America, the...
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Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli
Other Space Odysseys has nothing to do with Space Architecture or architecture in outer space. It is not a celebration of high-tech architecture and imagery or extreme physical and mental conditions. Instead, this book proposes a letting go of architecture...
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Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism
How do we design our cities when our most intimate experiences are incessantly tracked and our feelings become the base of new modes of production that prioritize the immaterial over the material? Since the 2008 financial crisis, lists of well-being...
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Parables and Other Allegories: The Work of Melvin Charney, 1975–1990
The Canadian artist and architect Melvin Charney has produced a complex body of work that lies on the cutting edge between art and architecture. His site-related installations, drawings, collages, and texts have stimulated discussion on such topics as the nature...
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Photography and Architecture: 1839–1939
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Photography and Architecture: 1839–1939
Photography of architecture has been central to the development of photography itself, yielding a wealth of images in a period of little more than 150 years. Photography and Architecture: 1839–1939, a historical survey of the first hundred years of architectural...
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Potential Architecture: Construction Toys from the CCA Collection
Potential Architecture presents twenty building toys made between 1850 and 1950, which illustrate how children learn to invent relationships between space, structure, and building forms, and hence better understand the world around them.Norman BrostermanGraphic design by Glenn GoluskaPublished in 1991,...
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Prospects Beyond Futures, Counterculture White Meets Red Power
In the second volume of the CCA Singles series, Robert J. Kett revisits the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971 and uncovers other designs for the Rock from within the counterculture.   This book is the result...
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Richard Henriquez: Memory Theatre
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Richard Henriquez: Memory Theatre
This publication is intended not as a literal inventory of the Vancouver-based Canadian architect Richard Henriquez’s built work, but as a compendium of objects and ideas that provide insight into the architect’s strategies. Memory Theatre also includes illustrations of Henriquez’s...
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Rooms You May Have Missed: Umberto Riva, Bijoy Jain
Rooms You May Have Missed presents two unexpected stories of architectural attitudes that start unfolding from the interior. On one side, Umberto Riva offers a radical rethinking of the elements associated with everyday inhabitation and a continual questioning of “modern” precepts;...
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Scenes of the World to Come: European Architecture and the American Challenge, 1893–1960
Tracing the origins of Americanism back to the late nineteenth century, Scenes of the World to Come focuses on the European discovery of the American city—with its grand hotels, skyscrapers, and massive industrial plants, its new-found sense of efficiency and...
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Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890–1937
Shaping the Great City looks at modern architecture and the city in a vast geographical area over nearly fifty years of tumultuous social and political change, bringing to light architectural developments that are only now emerging as subjects for international...
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Some Ideas on Living in London and Tokyo: Stephen Taylor, Ryue Nishizawa
Some Ideas on Living in London and Tokyo presents architectural projects by Stephen Taylor and Ryue Nishizawa that reflect new thinking on living in contemporary cities. Taylor and Nishizawa’s residential projects both respect and respond to the particular cultural environments of...
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Sorry, Out of Gas: Architecture's Response to the 1973 Oil Crisis
Published on occasion of the CCA exhibition 1973: Sorry, Out of Gas, Sorry, Out of Gas is a unique publishing project combining the diverse materials assembled for the exhibition with a specifically commissioned children’s component by illustrator Harriet Russell.   Russell’s thirty-two-page story,...
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Soviet Avant-garde Publications; Architectural Drawings of the Russian Avant-garde, 1917–1935
Soviet Avant-garde Publications explores how the ideas that underlay the various movements connected with the Soviet avant-garde —Constructivism, Futurism, Rationalism, and the International Style— were communicated. Architectural Drawings brings into full view a range of works by architects in these...
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Speed Limits
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Speed Limits
Addressing the pivotal role played by speed in modern life – from art, architecture, and urbanism to graphics and design, to economics and the material culture of the eras of industry and information – Speed Limits presents a multifaceted view...
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Tangente : Alain Paiement
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Tangente : Alain Paiement
Tangent(e): Alain Paiement juxtaposes the work of the Quebec artist Alain Paiement with photographs drawn from the CCA collection: images of interiors and exteriors, thresholds, spaces under construction, ranging from the beginnings of photography to the present day.Hubertus von Amelunxen...
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The 60s: Montréal Thinks Big
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The 60s: Montréal Thinks Big
In the 1960s, Montréal embarked on a program of urban change on a monumental scale. With its metro, expressways, new skyscrapers, underground shopping promenades, and the 1967 World’s Fair, the Montréal of that era offers a powerful example through which...
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The Anatomy of the Architectural Book
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The Anatomy of the Architectural Book
The Anatomy of the Architectural Book examines the relationships between book culture and building culture, making visible the axes along which architectural knowledge circulates through books into buildings and back.   Richly illustrated with samples from the CCA library, the volume...
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The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks
In 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland, the world’s first “theme park.” Disney’s distinctive approach to representing the past, present, and future in concrete form – using a variety of architectural styles that simulated real or imaginary places – has also...
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The Architect’s Sketchbook: Current Practice
Sketchbooks represent one of the many artifactual types among sources for the study of architecture. Such documents bring us nearer to the thought process that has informed a design or governed the ideas behind it. This publication includes examples of...
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The Geometry of Defence: Fortification Treatises and Manuals, 1500–1800
The geometric fortification was a quintessential Renaissance creation, uniting engineering, architecture, and geometry. This booklet traces the history of the geometric fortification and its influence on city planning, highlighting the CCA’s extensive collection of fortification treatises and manuscripts, which represent...
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The Lancaster/Hanover Masque
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The Lancaster/Hanover Masque
Known more for his theoretical projects than his built work, the American architect John Hejduk (1929–2000) worked on the nine large drawings for the Lancaster/Hanover Masque over a period of three years. Their point of departure is the space of...
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The Museum Is Not Enough
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The Museum Is Not Enough
The Museum Is Not Enough is the result of collective reflections on architecture, contemporary social concerns, institutions, and the public undertaken by the CCA in recent years. Building on years of thematic investigations and of a continued questioning of the role...
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The New Spirit: Modern Architecture in Vancouver, 1938–1963
The Modernist architecture of the two post-war decades established Vancouver’s reputation as a centre for progressive design and culture, a city where architects pursued their desire “to make of architecture a great humanistic experience.” Modernism in Vancouver had many facets:...
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The Other Architect: Another Way of Building Architecture
Conceived as an annotated collection of primary documents, The Other Architect presents evidence of experimental venues, methods, and tools that architects have used to research and shape the urgent issues of their time. Together, they reveal how architects can construct...
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The Palladian Revival: Lord Burlington, His Villa and Garden at Chiswick
In 1726, Lord Burlington (1694–1753), an admirer of the sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio, proceeded to raise a free-standing villa on London’s outskirts that launched a radical new taste in architecture. The Palladian Revival traces the evolution of the building’s design,...
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The Photographs of Édouard Baldus
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The Photographs of Édouard Baldus
Édouard Baldus (c. 1813–c. 1882), a central figure in the early development of French photography and acknowledged in his day as a pioneer in the still experimental field, was widely acclaimed both for his aesthetic sensitivity and for his technical...
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The Things Around Us: 51N4E and Rural Urban Framework
The architectural offices 51N4E and Rural Urban Framework operate at the seams of urbanization, with projects situated in transitional settlements in Ulaanbaatar, in the new vernacular of rural China, in the transforming centres of Western European cities and in Albania’s...
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The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture
The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education. Eight episodes written by Joaquim Moreno, conversations with Tim Benton, Nick Levinson, Adrian Forty,...
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The Use of Models: Nineteenth-Century Church Architecture in Québec
This study draws attention to the phenomenon of a highly focused moment in history—wooden architectural models in mid-nineteenth-century Queebec used for a specific building type. Whether intended to explain a project to workmen, the parish committee, or a client, models...
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Toy Town
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Toy Town
Toy Town looks at what toys tell us about our concept of community, some reflecting ideals of urban order, while others simply evoke a “childlike” sense of a generic town.Essays by Cammie McAtee and Peter SmithsonGraphic design by Glenn Goluska...
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Toys and the Modernist Tradition
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Toys and the Modernist Tradition
Toys and the Modernist Tradition observes early twentieth-century notions of modernism as interpreted by toy manufacturers, often with the collaboration of architects. The toys produced were inspired by the new built forms, with bright colours and materials such as plastic.Essays...
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Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850–1900
Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850–1900 investigates the different cultural roles played by photographs of Indian architecture from the second half of the nineteenth century. Although picturesque views, scientific records of an architectural past, political...
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Tracking Images: Melvin Charney
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Tracking Images: Melvin Charney
The Montréal-based Canadian artist and architect Melvin Charney describes the history of modern architecture as a series of significant monuments that have been reproduced and documented. Here, the unexpected events transmitted by wire-service news photographs—selected, classified into various thematic areas,...
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Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander and Geoffrey James
In 1988, the CCA began a large photographic commission to photograph the present state of the parks, private estates, subdivisions and cemeteries designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903), North America’s most important landscape architect. Photographers Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander and...
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When Is the Digital in Architecture?
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When Is the Digital in Architecture?
When is the digital in architecture? What are the conditions that led architects to integrate digital tools into their practices? Over the course of the Archaeology of the Digital research program, the CCA has collected the archival records of twenty-five...
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