John C. Parkin, Archives and Photography

John C. Parkin, Archives and Photography

Architectural practice in post-World War II Canada brought substantial change to the face of the Canadian built environment, led by the contribution of John C. Parkin. As senior partner at the Toronto-based architectural firm John B. Parkin Associates (no relation) from 1947 to the 1970s, Parkin oversaw the creation of a large number of modernist projects, including hospitals, airports, schools, shopping malls, and factories, and received national recognition for his contributions.
This richly illustrated book includes an interview with John C. Parkin and essays that examine the incorporation of art in built architecture, the influence of architectural photography in defining Modern architecture to a Canadian public, the importance of architectural archives, and the corporate structure of a large, highly successful Canadian architectural firm.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Half Title Page 2
Series Page 3
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 4
Table of Contents 6
Acknowledgments 8
List of Illustrations 10
Introduction 16
1: John C. Parkin: The Image of a Modern Architect 22
2: The Design of an Architect – Collaborative andCorporatist in Practice, Artistic in Orientation 34
3: John B. Parkin Associates and Albert Kahn Inc.:An Industrial View of Architecture 52
4: Mid-Century Icons: Architectural Photographyfrom the Panda Collection 74
5: John B. Parkin Associates Archive at the Canadian Architectural Archives 94
6: John C. Parkin in Conversation with Michael McMordie 106
Selected Bibliography 158
Index 166
Back Cover 172