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Author Alfoldy, Sandra, 1969-2019.

Title The allied arts : architecture and craft in postwar Canada / Sandra Alfoldy.

Publication Info. Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 227 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits, digital file.
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Series McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in art history
McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation studies in art history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Contents Allied arts -- Material -- Scale and form -- Ornament -- Identities -- Conclusion -- Appendix.
Summary During periods of close collaboration, championed by figures like John Ruskin and William Morris, architecture and craft were referred to as "the allied arts." By the mid-twentieth century, however, it was more common for the two disciplines to be considered distinct professional fields, with architecture having little to do with studio craft. The Allied Arts investigates the history of the complex relationship between craft and architecture by examining the intersection of these two areas in Canadian public buildings. Sandra Alfoldy explains the challenges facing the development of the field of public craft and documents the largely ignored public craft commissions of the post-war era in Canada. The book highlights the global concerns of material, scale, form, ornament, and identity shared by architects and craftspeople. It also examines the ways in which the allied arts are mediated by institutions and the fragility of craft commissions once considered an integral part of the built environment. Considering a wide range of craftspeople, materials, and forms - from the ceramics of Jack Sures and Jordi Bonnet to the textile work of Mariette Rousseau Vermette and Carole Sabiston - Alfoldy celebrates the successes of architectural craftsmanship. The first work of its kind, The Allied Arts develops ideas about the complex relationship between architecture and craft that reach well beyond national boundaries.
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Language English.
Subject Architecture -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Handicraft -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Decorative arts -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
ARCHITECTURE -- Criticism.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- General.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- Contemporary (1945- )
Architecture. (OCoLC)fst00813346
Decorative arts. (OCoLC)fst00889315
Handicraft. (OCoLC)fst00950959
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Waite, P.B. Allied Arts : Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2014
ISBN 9780773586826 (electronic book)
0773586822 (electronic book)
0773539603 (bound)
0773540032 (paperback)
9780773539600 (bound)
9780773540033 (paperback)
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