Architecture and the Canadian Fabric by Rhodri Windsor LiscombeArchitecture and the Canadian Fabric by Rhodri Windsor Liscombe

Architecture and the Canadian Fabric

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Architecture has a powerful role in nation building and identityformation. Buildings and monuments not only constitute the built fabricof society, they reflect the intersection of culture, politics,economics, and aesthetics as these forces are played out in distinctsocial settings and distinct times.

This extraordinary anthology traces the interaction between cultureand politics as reflected in Canadian architecture and theinfrastructure of ordinary life, from the first contacts betweenindigenous peoples and European missionaries to the construction ofbig-box shopping centres in postmodern cities. Whether focusing onJesuit perceptions of New France, the construction of Toronto’sSt. James Cathedral or Canada’s first Parliament, Brutalism inCanadian architecture, or the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and ArthurErickson, these essays showcase ways of thinking about the builtenvironment that extend beyond considerations of authorship and styleto address the influence of cultural politics and insights from raceand gender studies and from postcolonial and spatial theory.

By coupling a national focus with a wide historical scope,Architecture and the Canadian Fabric transforms how we see therole of architecture and in doing so radically questions how wecontinue to live in, interact with, and interpret the fabricatedworld.

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Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is an associate dean of graduate studies and a professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Contributors: Geoffrey Carr, Richard Cavell, Marc Grignon, Laura Hourston Hanks, Réjean Legault, Judi Loach, Barry Magrill, Alan Marcus, Justin McGrail,...
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Title:Architecture and the Canadian FabricFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Writing into Canadian Architectural History /Rhodri Windsor Liscombe

Part 1: Architectural Culture in French Canada andBefore
1 First Impressions: How French Jesuits Framed Canada / JudiLoach
2 Visibility, Symbolic Landscape, and Power: Jean-Baptiste-LouisFranquelin's View of Quebec City in 1688 / MarcGrignon

Part 2: Upper Canadian Architecture
3 The Expansion of Religious Institution and Ontario's Economy,1849-74: A Case Study of the Construction of Toronto's St. JamesCathedral / Barry Magrill
4 "For the benefit of the inhabitants": The Urban Market andCity Planning in Toronto / Sharon Vattay

Part 3: Building the Confederation
5 Shifting Soil: Agency and Building Type in Narratives ofCanada's "First" Parliament / ChristopherThomas
6 Stitching Vancouver's New Clothes: The World Building,Confederation, and the Making of Place / Geoffrey Carr
7 Digging in the Gardens: Unearthing the Experience of Modernityin Interwar Toronto / Michael Windover

Part 4: Reconstructing Canada
8 A Modern Heritage House of Memories: The Quebec Bungalow / LucieK. Morisset
9 Place with No Dawn: A Town's Evolution and Erskine's ArcticUtopia / Alan Marcus

Part 5: Styling Modern Nationhood
10 The Idea of Brutalism in Canadian Architecture / RéjeanLegault
11 Nation, City, Place: Rethinking Nationalism at the CanadianMuseum of Civilization / Laura Hourston Hanks

Part 6: Fabricating Canadian Spaces in the Late/PostmodernEra
12 From Earth City to Global Village: McLuhan, Media, and theCosmopolis / Richard Cavell
13 Big-Box Land: New Retail Format Architecture and Consumption inCanada / Justin McGrail
14 Archi-tizing: Architecture, Advertising, and the Commodification ofUrban Community / Rhodri Windsor Liscombe

Part 7: Identities of Canadian Architecture
15 "Canada's Greatest Architect" / NicholasOlsberg
16 A Question of Identity / Michael McMordie
17 Memory, the Architecture of First Nations, and the Problem withHistory / Daniel M. Millette

Conclusion: Future Writing on Canadian Architectural History /Rhodri Windsor Liscombe
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Architecture plays a powerful role in nation building. Buildings andmonuments not only constitute the built fabric of society, they reflectthe intersection of culture, politics, economics, and aesthetics indistinct social settings and distinct times. From first contact to thepostmodern city, this anthology traces the interaction between cultureand politics as reflected in Canadian architecture and theinfrastructure of ordinary life. Whether focusing on the constructionof Parliament or exploring the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and ArthurErickson, these highly original essays move beyond considerations ofauthorship and style to address cultural politics and insights fromrace and gender studies and from postcolonial and spatial theory.