Synopses & Reviews
The book on the architect. 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.
*pictorial 9" x 10.5" format with 138 photographs and 32 pages in full colour.
*brilliant biographical text by Edith Iglauer of the New Yorker.
*coverage of Erickson's work including major projects in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, England and the Middle East.
"Her handsomely illustrated book. . . is a hymn of praise to the most discussed Canadian architect of our time."
-Robert Fulford, Saturday Night
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.