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From Architecture to Design How Toronto Went Boom!
ISBN 978-1-55263-912-2
John Martins-Manteiga
2008, Second Edition, Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 9 1/4" x 8"
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"There was a time, not so long ago, when the future loomed brave and bright, when every tomorrow would be better than today, when the trajectory of happiness seemed one endless upward curve. The optimism of the age was reflected in its architecture. It was called Modernism and to its progenitors it was about creating spaces not objects, spaces filled with light and air in which all human need would be met. But somewhere along the way, the optimism dried up and so did our love for the Modernists. Now we inhabit an age that looks ahead and is terrified by what it sees. Little wonder, perhaps, that Modernism has become a bad word. Like many cities, Toronto has set about systemically to destroy its Modernist heritage. The list of victims is long; it includes everything from Terminal One at Pearson Airport (pictured here is the administration building) and the Inn on the Park to the Shell Tower at Exhibition Place and the Union Carbide Building on Eglinton Ave." Christopher Hume, Toronto Star