Douglas & McIntyre
The 60s

Book details:

October 2004
ISBN 978-1-55365-075-1
Hardcover
9 1/2" x 10 1/2"
208 pages
Architecture
$55.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The 60s

Montreal Thinks Big

A rich evocation of the sweeping changes that Montreal underwent in the 1960s, and the excitement they generated on the world scene.


Throughout Canada, and most particularly in Quebec, the 1960s were years of revolution for the country’s cities and cityscapes. During this period, Montreal was the scene of a profound transformation in urban development.

This highly illustrated book intermingles important essays from distinguished architectural scholars with over 200 images, many forming mini-photo essays which reveal the visions of architects, planners, photographers and artists of the period. It also includes testimonies from novelists, journalists, and the chief actors of change: politicians and businesspeople, architects, urban planners and engineers. Although this process in Montreal was singular among cities of the Western world, the transformation typified forces at work throughout North America, South America and Europe.

This fresh analysis is the basis for an exhibition opening in the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal in October 2004.

About the Authors

Marcel Fournier

Marcel Fournier is a widely published professor at the Université de Montréal.

more >>

Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen is a professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York University.

more >>

André Lortie

André Lortie is a Paris-based architect, teacher and researcher.

more >>

Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin is a renowned architectural critic who teaches at the Cooper Union in New York and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. ...

more >>
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal

A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal

Nancy Dunton, Helen Malkin