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West Coast Modern House, The

Vancouver Residential Architecture

Edited by Greg Bellerby. Contributions by Jana Tyner, Chris Macdonald

“One of the most comprehensive monographs on the subject to date.”

Canadian Architect

“Architectural eye candy for the modernist set, a celebration of the gorgeous mid-century homes that garnered international acclaim and inspired a new generation of designers.”

—Western Living

Book Description

The West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of Vancouver residential architecture from the 1940s through its continued influence on contemporary practice. It features more than fifty examples of modern houses, including the works of seminal figures such as B.C. Binning, Ned Pratt, Ron Thom, Fred Hollingsworth, Douglas Simpson, Barry Downs, and Arthur Erickson. The book is richly illustrated with photographs taken at the time by noted architectural photographers Graham Warrington, Selwyn Pullan, and John Fulker. Essays by Greg Bellerby, Jana Tyner, and Chris Macdonald elaborate on the history and innovative design strategies of the early period, through to an examination of the ways modern architectural concerns are being used by contemporary practitioners.

PRAISE

Winner of an Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design

“Architectural eye candy for the modernist set, a celebration of the gorgeous mid-century homes that garnered international acclaim and inspired a new generation of designers.”

—Western Living

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BOOK DETAILS

  • paperback
  • 9 x 11 inches
  • 176 pages
  • 978-1-927958-23-0
  • $45