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 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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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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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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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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Luigi Ghirri/Aldo Rossi: Things Which Are Only Themselves
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rural Urban Framework: Transforming the Chinese countryside
Rural Urban Framework is a work group at the University of Hong Kong that not only researches the far-reaching changes of the last thirty years in China's rural areas, but has also realized concrete projects aimed at improving supply and...
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Hilde Bouchez: A wild thing
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Hilde Bouchez: A wild thing
Everyday objects can have an extra dimension or quality that has no relation to functionality, form, a concept or a trend. So what is it that gives a particular glass an 'aura'? Why should one thing have more shine, passion...
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As found houses: Experiments from self-builders in rural China
In rural China, an informal wave of building catalysed by economic and social developments has rendered some villages unrecognisable. This building boom, taking place in a context of limited regulations, has created densities more often found in urban areas. At...
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Alvaro Siza: (In) Discipline
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Alvaro Siza: (In) Discipline
Once, on the inner flap of one of his sketchbooks, Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect and educator Alvaro Siza (born 1933) described himself and his work with self-deprecating disavowal. Rather than identifying his discipline as architecture, he identified it as “as...
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51n4e: Skanderbeg square, Tirana
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51n4e: Skanderbeg square, Tirana
This publication shows the ambitious transformation of Skanderbeg Square, in Tirana, Albania. The project was initiated by the then Mayor of Tirana and subsequently Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and realized under mayor Erion Veliaj. It is the result...
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51N4E: Double or nothing
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51N4E: Double or nothing
51N4E is a Brussels-based architectural practice led by Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn and Peter Swinnen. Founded in 1998, it has drawn increasing attention and renown through projects for the C-mine cultural centre in Genk, the Groeningemuseum and the TID Tower...
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Homecoming: Contextualizing, materializing and practicing the rural in China
Young Chinese architects are designing compelling alternatives to China's rapid urbanization between tradition and the future. Homecoming presents work by an emerging generation of Chinese architects that uses unique design and working approaches to resist generic mass construction and foreign...
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How Things Meet: 51n4e, Falma Fshazi, Stefano Graziani
Brussels-based 51N4E deal with matters of architectural design, concept development, and strategic spatial transformations. Headed by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, the office was founded in 1998 and aspires to contribute to social and urban transformation. This photo-novel tells the...
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Open architecture
La collection Open-A a pour ambition majeure d’explorer le potentiel de réinterprétation lié à l’histoire et à la théorie en architecture. En d’autres termes, Open-A vise à parcourir les récits des époques antérieures, de construire de nouvelles associations, de faire émerger de nouveaux concepts,...
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Messico 1935/1956: Josef Albers
Unpublished photographs taken by Josef Albers during his travels to Mexico with Anni in the 1930s and 50s.   Josef and Anni Albers began their travels to Mexico in 1935, drawn to a country very unlike the United States. They...
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Construire Bruxelles: architectures et espaces urbains, 44 projets en Europe
À l’instar de toutes les métropoles européennes, Bruxelles fait face à de grands défis urbains et sociaux : démographie et flux migratoires, économie urbaine, mobilité, équipements publics. De Copenhague à Tirana, de Londres à Madrid, en passant par Milan, Zurich, Lyon...
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BIG, Formgiving
With Formgiving, BIG presents the third part of its trilogy, which began with Yes is More, and continued with Hot to Cold. The book is presented in a timeline, stretching from the Big Bang into the most distant future. Projects...
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Les variations de l'identité : le type en architecture
Première traduction française de l’essai fondateur de l’architecte espagnol sur le type en architecture. Après avoir déjà traduit en 2019 un autre livre – Silencios elocuentes – du même auteur, les éditions Cosa Mentale veulent continuer à rendre possible la découverte...
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