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Competing Modernisms: Torontos New City Hall and Square

Competing Modernisms: Torontos New City Hall and Square

Competing Modernisms: Torontos New City Hall and Square

$39.95

REVELL, Viljo. George Thomas Kapelos Competing Modernisms: Torontos New City Hall and Square

Dalhousie Architectural Press

2015

Book ID: 98747

The 1958 competition for Torontos new city hall and public square was the largest competition of its era, attracting more architects than even the 1956 Sydney Opera House competition. While the outcome is well known - Finnish-born architect Viljo Revells complex opened to public acclaim in 1965 - what is lesser known to specialists and to the general public is the amazing variety of projects that were submitted from around the world. Weaving a tale that is equal parts civic, cultural, and architectural history, this thoroughly illustrated publication explores the impact of the competition on the design of public institutions and urban spaces in Canada, and reflects upon the value of architectural competitions as modern architecture developed in the mid-20th century. Features a selection of more than 50 official entries each illustrated with original drawings and models, as well as a complete listing of the more than 500 participating architects and architectural firms.

128 pp. Eng.