Full Frontal T.O

Full Frontal T.O

Exploring Toronto's Architectural Vernacular

Book - 2012
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Full Frontal T.O. examines how the architecture of the city's streetscape looks, lives, and changes over time.

For over thirty years, Patrick Cummins has been wandering the streets of Toronto, taking mugshots of its houses, variety stores, garages, and ever-changing storefronts. Straightforward shots chronicle the same buildings over the years, or travel the length of a block, facade by facade. Other sections collect vintage Coke signs on variety stores or garage graffiti.

Full Frontal T.O. features over three hundred gorgeous photos of Toronto's messy urbanism, with accompanying text by master urban explorer Shawn Micallef.

Patrick Cummins has photographed Toronto's built environment since 1978 and has worked as an archivist in Toronto since 1986.

Shawn Micallef is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto and a senior editor at Spacing magazine.




Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 155 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 22 cm
ISBN: 9781552452578
Branch Call Number: 971.3541 Cum
Additional Contributors: Micallef, Shawn, 1974-

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Jun 02, 2015

A snapshot of street-level Toronto history and life worth looking at.

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