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Montreal Metropolis, 1880-1930 by Isabelle Gournay & France Vanlaethem

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Montreal Metropolis, 1880-1930 Edited by Isabelle Gournay & France Vanlaethem
Essays by Marcel Fournier, David B. Hanna, Paul-André Linteau, Anthony Sutcliffe, Véronique Rodriguez and Walter van Nus

4to. pp. 222. profusely illustrated in b/w. index. paperback (near fine - some light wear to top edge of cover). [Toronto]: Stoddart in association with Canadian Centre for Architecture, [1998].

Published in conjunction with an exhibition.

ISBN -10: 0773759743 / ISBN-13:‎ 9780773759749


The fifty years between 1880 and 1930 were extraordinarily prosperous for the industrialized world and a great period of wealth especially for Montréal. A prime juncture for trade by both transcontinental rail and European sea links, a headquarters for national and international business, and the subject to recurring waves of immigration, the merchant city was poised for development, and was soon transformed into Canada’s metropolis—the financial and industrial centre of the country.

Montréal Metropolis is the result of a study by specialists across various disciplines. It sheds new light on the numerous forces that forged this metropolis at the beginning of the twentieth century and gave rise to many buildings of an architectural quality that influences the city even today.