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Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life

Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life

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Arthur Erickson, Canada's preeminent philosopher-architect, was renowned for his innovative approach to landscape, his genius for spatial composition and his epic vision of architecture for people. Erickson worked chiefly in concrete, which he called "the marble of our times," and wherever they appear, his buildings move the spirit with their poetic freshness and their mission to inspire. Erickson was also a controversial figure, more than once attracting the ire of his fellow architects, and leading a complicated personal life that resulted in a series of bankruptcies. In a fall from grace that recalls a Greek tragedy, Canada's great architect — a handsome, elegant man who lived like a millionaire and counted among his close friends Pierre Trudeau and Elizabeth Taylor — eventually became penniless. Arthur Erickson is both an intimate portrait of the man and a stirring account of how he made his buildings work.

DETAILS:
By David Stouck
Douglas & McIntyre, 2016
Paperback, 472 pages
6 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches


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