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Peter Dickinson Collection
Peter Dickinson Collection

DOMINION MODERN acquires and catalogues collections of individual architects, designers and companies for future generations. We maintain a large collection of Canadian 20th Century artefacts - from furniture and industrial design to photographs, drawings and ephemera.

-Artefact Collection: furniture, objects and industrial design
-Ephemera Collection: includes graphic design, advertising, packaging
-Industrial Collection: Canadian company histories
-Biblio Collection: Books and periodicals on architecture, design, industrial design and Canadian history.
-Photographic Collection: 50,000+ photographs, transparencies, negatives, prints and original prints.


PETER DICKINSON COLLECTION: Includes output of various corporate and private donors amassed over a ten year period (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, the United Kingdom). Format: photographs, negatives, transparencies, drawings, sketches, layouts, periodicals, pamphlets, brochures and prints.
Period: 1940-2010.

Bio: Peter Dickinson: Dickinson arrived in Canada in 1950 and very soon became one of the most productive and influential architects in the country. As chief designer for Page & Steele, he transformed the firm into a modern office. In 1958, Dickinson left Page & Steele, the firm that first hired him, to launch Peter Dickinson Associates in Toronto and Peter Dickinson Architect in Ottawa and Montreal. Dickinson was prolific, in just eleven years his catalogue grew to over one hundred works, some never completed, due to his untimely death in 1961.