Eric Ross Arthur: Conservation in Context Edited by Alec Keefer
8vo. pp. vi, 197. b/w illustrations. paperback wrs. Toronto: Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy, .
ISBN-10: 09699055440 / ISBN-13: 9780969905448
Eric Arthur came from New Zealand to Toronto and changed the face and the spirit of the city. He taught at the School of Architecture; edited and wrote for the Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; authored many books, chief among them 'Toronto: No Mean City" the definitive history of early Toronto architecture; spurred preservation by founding the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; spearheaded the international competition for Toronto's new City Hall; designed industrial, institutional, and residential buildings in Toronto and across Canada; and inspired thousands of students, colleagues and citizens. This anthology of free-ranging anecdotal and scholarly essays offers select glimpses into Professor Arthur's always busy life.