Architecture and the Canadian FabricBook - 2011
Traces the interaction between culture and politics as reflected in Canadian architecture and the infrastructure of ordinary life, from the first contacts between indigenous peoples and European missionaries to the construction of big-box shopping centres in postmodern cities. Whether focusing on Jesuit perceptions of New France, the construction of Toronto's St. James Cathedral or Canada's first Parliament, Brutalism in Canadian architecture, or the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and Arthur Erickson, these essays showcase ways of thinking about the built environment that extend beyond considerations of authorship and style to address the influence of cultural politics and insights from race and gender studies and from postcolonial and spatial theory.--From publisher's description.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011
Description: xvi, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 720.971 Arc