Friedman House SALA Modern Houses Series

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Richard Cavell

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Territory: World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan)
Size: 203 mm x 140 mm
Pages: 80
Illustrations: 200 colour

RRP £19.95

  • Written in celebration of the saving of Friedman House: a historical milestone of modernist architecture

The Friedman House is a modernist icon, designed by Frederic Lasserre, founder of the UBC School of Architecture, and landscaped by Cornelia Oberlander. Faced with demolition, it was saved by purchasers who understood its architectural value and historical significance. This book reflects on the possibility of its destruction, remarking on what has been salvaged by its continued existence, and what could have potentially been lost.

Richard Cavell is Professor of English and co-founder of the Bachelor of Media Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He is the author or editor of six books and more than 80 articles and reviews.