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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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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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Itsuko Hasegawa with Kozo Kadowaki and others - Meanwhile in Japan
In the third volume of the CCA Singles series, Itsuko Hasegawa is in conversation with Kozo Kadowaki and revisits her earliest projects. The conversation was held in Tokyo with the participation of Chié Rokutanda, Mikio Wakabayashi, Yutaro Muraji, Takehiko Higa, Teppei Fujiwara,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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