The Art and Architecture of Canadian Cemeteries

Architect Henry Langley’s chapel, gate, and porter’s lodge in the Toronto Necropolis.

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K. Corey Keeble

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n the little Dutch Church Burial Ground in Halifax are the paired tombstones of Philip J. Holland (d.1837) and Sarah Ann Holland (d.1842). Though damaged, the tops of the stone slabs
preserve elements of their original ornament in the form of scrolls with paterae and low-relief carvings of
covered, fluted urns. The urn motif, slightly …

“Nose Art” In The Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1945

Crest illustration on the nose of Halifax “Ville de Quebec”

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Article by Don B. Smith

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mmortalized in books, movies, and song, the practice of applying illustrative graphics to aircraft during wartime has existed almost since the Wright Brothers took to the sky at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, and J.A.D. McCurdy piloted the Silver Dart off the icy surface of Bras d’Or Lake at Baddeck, Nova Scotia …

Of Bikes and Bondo: Doc James’s custom creations

Stahlhelm

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Article by Lee Sheppard

D.J.

Cummings was known only by his middle name, James. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, he ran a shop, an old-time gas station, called The House of Kustom Kolors in Victoria Square, north of Toronto. He painted hot-rod bodies and motorcycle parts, and developed a method of sculpting using Bondo, a 3M auto-body repair …

deco in the detail

The Aldred Building

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Article by Paul G. Russell

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he complex background of forces that lies behind what came to be called Art Deco retrospectively in 1966 is an amalgam of political movements, competing aesthetic theories, painterly avant-gardism and interest in exotic and ancient sources of inspiration. All this led to a major shift in architecture, as in the arts generally, away …

Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005

CRAFT, SPACE AND INTERIOR DESIGN

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Article by Chloë Catán

Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005
Eds. Sandra Alfoldy and Janice Helland
Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7546-5706-4 US $99.95

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he collected essays in Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005 make a pioneering contribution to the field of “crafted space,” a term used to define the symbiotic relationship between architectural space and the objects …