Building/Art discusses changing ideas about the nature and function of the city as an essential cultural network, one that each of its inhabitants participates in, whether consciously or unconsciously. The city acts as a backdrop to everyday life and influences the ways in which individuals interact with a greater cultural community. How would life be different for us as individuals if we lived in a different kind of city? What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city a more engaging place to live?
In this theoretical discussion and visual display of urbanism, vital connections are made between modernism as an international movement and its manifestations in Canadian architecture. With contributions from experts in diverse fields of inquiry, Building/Art offers a discussion of the dynamic relationship between form and culture in word and picture.
Table of Contents
|2 Literary Essays||14|
|3 Photographic Essay||16|
|4 Architectural Essays||17|
|6 A Reflection on the State of the Theory of Urbanism in North America||41|
|8 Form/Politics: a Manifesto for a New Public Space||78|
|9 The System: Luminous Veil||93|
|10 Undisclosed: Architecture in the new Public Landscape||114|
|11 Calgary's Generations||135|
|12 Contributor Biographies||160|
|13 A Note on the Graphic Design Strategy||173|
|15 Image Credits||175|