The 60s: Montréal thinks big

Co-translation of the museum catalogue Les années 60 : Montréal voit grand
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 2004

Published to accompany the exhibition, this book takes a fresh look at the social and architectural legacy of a decade of ferment. In the 1960s, Montreal embarked on a program of change on a monumental scale. Its metro, underground shopping promenades, new skyscrapers and expressways, not to mention the 1967 world’s fair, transformed the urban landscape. This volume explores the ideas that were to define Montreal’s future; it includes essays by scholars, as well as illustrations and literary vignettes reflecting the vision of planners, architects, writers and artists of the period.

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