ICADS Key Contact Tim Morawetz recently published his second book, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada: Stories of the country’s buildings between the two World Wars, that profiles 150 Jazz Age, Streamlined Moderne and Stripped Classical buildings from coast to coast. The featured structures – designed by many of the country’s leading architects – range from high-rise office towers and department stores, to churches, private homes and neighbourhood movie theatres.
The buildings are brought to life through more than 400 contemporary colour photographs and rare archival images, all with detailed captions. But beyond its photos, the book tells the fascinating stories of the people and organizations that commissioned these buildings, and the communities in which they were built. Its Foreword was written by Alistair Duncan.
With its period typography, authentic colour palette and square shape, the 320-page book embodies the grace and sophistication of the Deco era.
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About the Author
Over the past three decades, Tim Morawetz has travelled to every major city across Canada to find and photograph the buildings featured in this book. He has led walking tours of downtown Toronto’s Deco buildings, delivered talks to various community groups, participated in preservation campaigns, and attended six World Congresses on Art Deco®, most recently in Cleveland. His first book, Art Deco Architecture in Toronto: A guide to the city’s buildings from the Roaring Twenties and the Depression, was recognized with an Award of Merit in the 2010 Heritage Toronto Awards.
To purchase copies online: glue-to.com/artdecoarchbook. The book is available from Amazon.com.