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Seven Stones

A Portrait of Arthur Erickson, Architect

by (author) Edith Iglauer

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 1981
General, Artists, Architects, Photographers
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    Jan 1981
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Time magazine (US) has described Canada's Erickson as a superstar in his field. Iglauer, in her best New Yorker tradition, provides a biographical portrait and a complete survey of Erickson's pioneering projects. There is a 9" x 10.5" format with 138 photographs and 32 pages in full colour. The photos are accompanied by brilliant biographical text by Edith Iglauer of the New Yorker. Coverage of Erickson's work includes major projects in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, England and the Middle East.

About the author

Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Philip Hamburger and raised two sons in New York. A frequent contributor to the New Yorker, she has written a great deal about Canada. Her first book, The New People (1966, reprinted and updated as Inuit Journey in 1979 and 2000) chronicled the growth of native cooperatives in the eastern Arctic. She profiled Pierre Trudeau in 1969 and internationally known architect Arthur Erickson in 1979. Denison's Ice Road is about the building of a 325-mile winter road above the Arctic Circle. Divorced in 1966, she came to Vancouver in 1973. She married John Heywood Daly, a commercial salmon troller and moved to Garden Bay on the BC coast. Daly died in 1978. After writing Seven Stones: A Portrait of Arthur Erickson, Architect (1981) she began recording her memories of her late husband and his salmon troller the MoreKelp. The result was Fishing with John, a runaway bestseller and nominee for the 1989 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. Her second memoir, about her career in journalism, was The Strangers Next Door.

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