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The Poetics of West Coast Architecture in West Vancouver Exhibit and Lecture Series


October 2, 2005
by Canadian Architect

West Vancouver possesses some of Canada’s most celebrated modernist architecture. From October 1 to November 12, architects, historians and other admirers of the art will have an opportunity to explore this phenomenal period of building through a multi-venue exhibit entitled The Poetics of West Coast Architecture in West Vancouver, which summarizes a modernist architecture of meaning and delight with projects both well-known and others revealed for the first time. The exhibit shows at the Gallery at the West Vancouver Library from October 1-31; the Ferry Building Gallery from October 4-November 12; and the Silk Purse Gallery from October 11-November 30.

The evening presentations are free and run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Ferry Building Gallery located at 1414 Argyle Avenue in West Vancouver. Topics and speakers include:

October 12: Barry Downs MAIBC presents The Evolution of West Coast Modernism in West Vancouver

October 19: Brian Hemingway MAIBC presents One Person’s Emotional Approach to West Coast Architecture

November 9: Abraham Rogatnick, retired architect, presents Building a Beautiful Life: the variety of ways that people have created their homes and gardens as their personal versions of paradise



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