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Centre canadien d'architecture

Works: 1,046 works in 1,889 publications in 4 languages and 18,104 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Designs and plans 
Roles: Editor, Other, Compiler, Publisher, isb
Classifications: NA737.W7, 720.92
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Designing Disney's theme parks : the architecture of reassurance by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forebears, it charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. Editor Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, draws upon her pioneering work in the Disney archives to reconstruct and analyze the intentions and strategies behind the parks. She is joined by Marty Sklar, Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, historian Neil Harris, art historian Erika Doss, geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, critic Greil Marcus, and architect Frank Gehry to provide a unique perspective on one of the great post-war American icons."--Jacket
Mies in America by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of one of the 20th century's greatest architects re-evaluates the entire body of work undertaken by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between his emigration to America in 1938 and his death in 1969. Based on considerable new research and bringing to light previously unstudied material - drawings and collages, photographs, project documents, letters, and extensive interviews with many of those who worked with Mies - this is the first study to make full and in-depth use of available archival material. Its nine essays, distinct in style of argumentation, focus, and ambition, constitute a new interpretation of a major figure in architectural history." "Mies in America offers readers a deeper immersion into Mies's thought than has been attempted before. Venturing a more complex response than the familiar reading of Mies as a grand master of modernism, these essays retrace the genesis of Mies's design in order to uncover his ambitions, investigate the implicit outlines of the Miesian city, follow the process of designing for America, and look at Mies as a touchstone for contemporary practice."--Jacket
Frank Lloyd Wright : designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932 by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920s, as the five remarkable projects in this book show, Frank Lloyd Wright developed architectural prototypes of far-reaching consequence. None of these schemes - Doheny Ranch, the Lake Tahoe summer colony, and the A.M. Johnson desert compound, all in California, the Gordon Strong automobile objective in Maryland, and San Marcos in the Desert, a compound of hotel and houses in Arizona - were built. But in them, Wright explored advanced building technologies and untried geometric patterns, and conceived rural and suburban building complexes that restructured their sites in a manner calculated to heighten the grandeur of each location. Earlier designs had approached their settings more tentatively, with linkages achieved through architectural extensions that ranged over the terrain but left the sites themselves less changed. Now a new, more persuasive unity between building and site resulted, one in which roads and other movement systems were so skillfully integrated that results of unequaled scale and majesty were achieved. Wright continued to develop these ideas in many subsequent works, notably Taliesin and Taliesin West, his homes in Wisconsin and Arizona. In preparing their texts for this book, authors David G. De Long and Anne Whiston Spirn drew on a wealth of fresh archival sources as well as their investigation of the sites and of models constructed especially for this study. Their essays are illustrated with nearly 170 original drawings for the five schemes and related buildings, as well as Taliesin and Taliesin West, many of which are published here for the first time. In addition, a special portfolio of drawings, assembled by C. Ford Peatross, places Wright's designs of the 1920s in the context of the architectural representation of the automobile and the roadway through 1930, both in the U.S. and abroad, to illustrate the ways in which his architecture stood apart and was influential. Completing this handsome volume is Robert L. Sweeney's valuable detailed chronology of Wright's life and work between 1922 and 1932
Photography and architecture, 1839-1939 by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibits: Galerie Lemperz Contempora, Cologne, Sept.-Oct., 1982; The Art Institute of Chicago, May-June, 1983; Cooper-Hewitt Musem, New York, July-Oct., 1983; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Feb.-May, 1984; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Sept.-Nov. 1984
The Palladian revival : Lord Burlington, his villa and garden at Chiswick by John Harris( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book focuses on the creation of this famous 'Villa by the Thames'. John Harris explores the evolution of the building's design; the book examines and reproduces paintings, watercolours, drawings (including those of Palladio and Inigo Jones owned by Lord Burlington), plans and elevations, and books and prints
Architecture and cubism by David Cottington( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces of India : photography, architecture, and the politics of representation, 1850-1900( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published as an accompaniment to the exhibition organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Architecture and its image : four centuries of architectural representation : works from the collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )

20 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Items produced on the occasion of the exhibition held at the CCA May 7-Aug. 7, 1989
The photographs of Édouard Baldus by Malcolm R Daniel( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewing Olmsted by Robert Burley( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging Japanese architects of the 1990s( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama / AMORPHE -- Norihiko Dan -- Hiroyaki Wakabayashi -- Hisashi Hara -- Atsushi Kitagawara
Scenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Rome : Piranesi and his contemporaries by Cara D Denison( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Scarpa, architect : intervening with history by Carlo Scarpa( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1953 and 1978 the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa produced an incredibly varied range of works that challenge our notions of what modern architecture might be. Foremost in that work was the need to reconcile a wholehearted embrace of the new with the longstanding traditions of local craft and of universal practice to create an architecture that would clearly express its own machine-driven times without abandoning the psychic and sensual forces of place, materiality, and memory." "Carlo Scarpa, Architect: Intervening with History illustrates, through abundant reproductions of Scarpa's drawings, the ways the architect created a dialogue with light, space, and architecture within the historic fabric of Italian cities. Presenting these projects as they exist today, the patient eye of contemporary photographer Guido Guidi deepens our understanding of this timely approach to architectural dialogue."--Jacket
Sense of the city : an alternate approach to urbanism by Qué.) Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parables and other allegories : the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990 by Melvin Charney( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and French and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Bracci and eighteenth-century Rome : drawings for architecture and sculpture in the Canadian Centre for Architecture and other collections by Elisabeth Kieven( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kieven and Pinto's book concludes with a catalogue raisonne of the entire corpus of drawings ascribed to Bracci and his son Virginio. In addition, their book illustrates all of Bracci's drawings and provides transcriptions of key documents."--Jacket
Dieter Appelt : Forth Bridge-cinema.metric space = Forth Bridge-cinema.espace métrique by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangent e : Alain Paiement by Alain Paiement( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montréal, 23 April 2003 - In a provocative installation, Québec artist Alain Paiement juxtaposes a wide range of photographic subjects from the CCA̕s collection with his own imagery, including a spectacular photomontage of the new Palais des congrès de Montréal. Between 23 April and 9 November, in the Octagonal Gallery, the Canadian Centre for Architecture is presenting "tangent e", the first of a series of four exhibitions organized by Consulting Curator Hubertus von Amelunxen. Quebecker Alain Paiement is the first artist invited to establish a dialogue with the collection by creating new works of art. Exhibition design is by Atelier In Situ, well known in Montréal for its conceptual approach to architecture. For the project, Hubertus von Amelunxen selected a corpus of two hundred photographs from the CCA's rich collection, ranging from the earliest days of photography to the present time, to which artists where invited to respond. Inspired by the steel and glass in many of these photographs, Alain Paiement did further research in the collection to deepen his insights. In creating his photomontages he focused on architecture new constructions in Montréal, where steel structures the gaze and glass offers a play between reflexion and transparency. According to von Amelunxen, the camera's eye, once it is trained on an architectural subject, as a tangent that touches a volume, a tangent that in turn undergoes a new tangential translation as it meets the gaze of a contemporary artist. The meeting here is no simple encounter with images from the past. Alain Paiement's new creation probes the spatial and temporal nature of perspective. "tangent e" is part of a developing tradition at CCA, in which architects and artists - Cedric Price, Irene Whittome, Peter Smithson, Herzog & De Meuron, all precede Alain Paiement in this adventure - bring their own ideas into conversation with collections", notes Nicholas Olsberg, Director of the CCA. Born in Montreal in 1960, Alain Paiement studied visual arts in Montréal, Brussels, and Paris. Since the 1980s he has been recognized as a major figure in contemporary art on both the local and international scenes, and his works have featured in many exhibitions in Canada and elsewhere. Honoured by many grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, he was awarded the prestigious Louis Comtois Prize in 2002. This first exhibition in the series "tangent e" is accompanied by a publication edited by Hubertus von Amelunxen and distributed internationally by the Swiss publishing firm of Lars Müller. The book takes the form of a conversation between Hubertus von Amelunxen and Alain Paiement, and presents the new works by Paiement as well as the photographs he himself chose from the CCA collection
Centre canadien d'architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture : building and gardens by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Designing Disney's theme parks : the architecture of reassurance
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C.C.A. [i.e. Centre canadien d'architecture]

Canadian center for architecture

Canadian centre for architecture

Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal)


CCA [i.e. Centre canadien d'architecture]

Centre canadien d'architecture

Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture

Centre canadien d'architecture (Montreal)

Centre for Architecture

Centre for Architecture, Montreal.

Centro canadese di architettura.

Centro Canadiense de Arquitectura

Montréal (Canada)

Mies in AmericaFrank Lloyd Wright : designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932The Palladian revival : Lord Burlington, his villa and garden at ChiswickArchitecture and cubismTraces of India : photography, architecture, and the politics of representation, 1850-1900Architecture and its image : four centuries of architectural representation : works from the collection of the Canadian Centre for ArchitectureThe photographs of Édouard BaldusViewing Olmsted