Capital Modern – Post-war Practice of Architecture in Edmonton, 1940-1969

Essay for the Catalogue of the Capital Modern Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta,


This essay was prepared in 2007, to accompany the exhibition at the AGA. The exhibition was co-curated by 3 Edmonton architects, Shafraaz Kaba, Troy Smith and David Murray. An essay was prepared by each of us that dealt with different aspects of the extensive research. This essay followed a previous project, an Inventory of Modern Historic Resources 1939-1960 for the City of Edmonton with historians Marianne Fedori and Ken Tingley. The essay we prepared to accompany the Modern Inventory is also attached.