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Author Name:    MORIYAMA, Raymond CLARKSON, Adrienne, foreword

Title:   In Search of a Soul : Designing and Realizing the New Canadian War Museum. First Printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver / Toronto, 2006, ISBN:155365207x 

Seller ID:   111427

MORIYAMA, Raymond. In Search of a Soul : Designing and Realizing the New Canadian War Museum. Vancouver / Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, (2006). First Printing. Pp (7),viii-ix,(1),1-134. Illustrated. Square large 8vo, grey cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. "A great architect's personalaccount of conceiving, designing and building the new Canadian War Museum, a homage to the courage of all Canadians. "It's astonishing," says histori an Jack Granatstein of Raymond Moriyama's design for the new Canadian War Museum. "There is a context, there's understanding, there's intelligence...This is the best museum in the whole world. Without question." In Search of a Soul is revered architect Moriyama's personal account of conceiving and creating this important -- perhaps iconic -- national monument, which openedto great acclaim on May 8, 2005, the sixtieth anniversary of VE Day. Illus trated throughout with full-colour plans, drawings and photos, it is a compelling story of one architect's commitment to a vision, and to the country that provided his inspiration. "How can architecture reflect the ambience of battle without overpowering the visitor or glorifying war? What is Canadian? What does war mean?" Moriyama explores the difficult questions he wrestled with as the design took shape. In this bold new museum -- and equally bold book -- a great Canadian artist challenges us to address these troubling questions." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson; Introduction : From the Beginning; The Project; The Process; Design; Exterior; Interior; Costruction; From Tree House to War Museum; Appendices. Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 22.50


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