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Copp House: SALA Modern House Series

Author/EditorWeder, A (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781939621887
Pub Date15/10/2017
BindingHardback
Pages80
Dimensions (mm)201(h) * 140(w)
The story of a cultural landmark on the shores of Vancouver, created by an inventive architectural apprentice in the 1950s, which became a cornerstone of West Coast Modernism.
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In 1950, a young Vancouver architectural apprentice was handed a small house project that his boss was too busy to take on. The apprentice, Ron Thom, took the simple plan and rectangular foundation that had been roughed in, and transformed it into a ground-breaking work of architecture that gained national fame. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, but using local wood and paying careful attention to its verdant ocean-side setting, Thom created a landmark for the new architectural movement known as West Coast Modernism. The client, Dr Harold Copp, was himself a trailblazer, the first head of the physiology department in the University of British Columbia's new Faculty of Medicine and a research pioneer. Generously illustrated with both vintage and contemporary architectural photography, line drawings, and photographs of the architect and residents, Copp House is the story of a cultural landmark on the shores of Vancouver.

In 1950, a young Vancouver architectural apprentice was handed a small house project that his boss was too busy to take on. The apprentice, Ron Thom, took the simple plan and rectangular foundation that had been roughed in, and transformed it into a ground-breaking work of architecture that gained national fame. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, but using local wood and paying careful attention to its verdant ocean-side setting, Thom created a landmark for the new architectural movement known as West Coast Modernism. The client, Dr Harold Copp, was himself a trailblazer, the first head of the physiology department in the University of British Columbia's new Faculty of Medicine and a research pioneer. Generously illustrated with both vintage and contemporary architectural photography, line drawings, and photographs of the architect and residents, Copp House is the story of a cultural landmark on the shores of Vancouver.

Adele Weder is an architectural writer, editor, curator and correspondent for publications across Canada and abroad. She is the author and co-author of several books and monographs on Canadian architecture, including B.C. Binning and Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism. As well as co-curating several exhibitions with the Maison de l'Architecture du Quebec, she curated and coordinated the exhibition Ron Thom and the Allied Arts, which travelled to museums and galleries across Canada during 2013-2015. Adele completed her Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture in 2005. An honorary member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, she received the RAIC President's Award for Architectural Journalism in 2011 and the RAIC Metro Vancouver Advocacy Award in 2015. She lives in Vancouver and Haida Gwaii.

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