Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972 by Robert MellinNewfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972 by Robert Mellin

Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972

byRobert Mellin

Hardcover | October 17, 2011

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In over 220 drawings and photographs, Robert Mellin presents the development of architecture in the decades immediately following Newfoundland's 1949 union with Canada. Newfoundland's wholehearted embrace of modern architecture in this era affected planning as well as the design of cultural facilities, commercial and public buildings, housing, recreation, educational facilities, and places of worship, and Premier Joseph Smallwood often relied on modern architecture to demonstrate the progress made by his administration. Mellin explores the links between Smallwood and modern architecture, revealing how Smallwood guided the development of numerous architectural projects. He also looks at the work of two innovative local architects, Frederick A. Colbourne and Angus J. Campbell, showing how their architecture was influenced by their life-long interest in art. The first comprehensive work on an important period of architectural development in urban and rural Newfoundland, Newfoundland Modern complements Mellin's award-winning book on the outport of Tilting, Fogo Island.
Robert Mellin is an associate professor in the School of Architecture, McGill University, and the author of Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village.
Title:Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773539026

ISBN - 13:9780773539020

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