Title: Up North : Where Canada's architecture meets the land.
Publisher:  Key Porter Books, Toronto , 2006, ISBN:1552636909
Seller ID: 95963
ROCHON, Lisa. Up North : Where Canada's architecture meets the land. (Toronto : Key Porter Books Limited, 2006). Second Printing. Pp -304. Illustrated. Index. Large 8vo, red cloth, silver lettering to spine. "From influential architecture critic Lisa Rochon comes a book with ideas about what distinguishes architecture in Canada and what it will take to offset the risingtide of mediocrity and sameness in North America. In Up North : Where Cana da's Architecture Meets the Land, Rochon sets her sights on architecture that is deeply connected to the land and culture. She analyzes how architecture in this country has celebrated the principles of Canadian society, from our public schools and libraries to a transparent legal system. Architecture is positioned as one of the fundamental, life-changing arts . She describes the visionary and humanist thinking behind the rise of the big city in Canada as well as the way that contemporary architecture has helped to heal Aboriginal communities on the West Coast. Some of the work featured in Up North is intimate and discreet. Some is monumental. Much is an ecstatic interpretation of the vast Canadian land. Refreshing insights are drawn from the author's extensive interview with the gurus of Canadian modernism, including Arthur Erickson, Raymond Moriama and Jack Diamond, as well as from the country's younger superstars such as the Patkau Architects, Saucier & Perrotte architectes and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Internationally acclaimed work is featured alongside rarely seen jewels of architecture. A spirited manifesto to radicalize the public, Up North harnesses the passion and anger that bad architecture provokes and challenges all of us to demand more of our cities." - from the dj. ADDITIIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUETO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00