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The Resource Arthur Erickson : an architect's life, David Stouck

Arthur Erickson : an architect's life, David Stouck

Label
Arthur Erickson : an architect's life
Title
Arthur Erickson
Title remainder
an architect's life
Statement of responsibility
David Stouck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--From publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stouck, David
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA749.E74
LC item number
S76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erickson, Arthur
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
Label
Arthur Erickson : an architect's life, David Stouck
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223107565617
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 432-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 460 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771000116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 857326337
  • (OCoLC)857326337
Label
Arthur Erickson : an architect's life, David Stouck
Publication
Bar code
31223107565617
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 432-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 460 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771000116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 857326337
  • (OCoLC)857326337

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