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Vanishing Vancouver

Kluckner, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1895099242 / ISBN 13: 9781895099249
Published by Whitecap Books, North Vancouver, BC, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. Second printing of first edition (1991). Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Gift inscription on front free endpage. Dust jacket is fresh and bright. Illustrated with watercolors by the author as well as black-and-white photos. Folio. 208 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 86232

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Title: Vanishing Vancouver

Publisher: Whitecap Books, North Vancouver, BC

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Award-winning author and artist Michael Kluckner takes another look at a city where the only thing that doesn't seem to change is the rapid pace of development.

The original Vanishing Vancouver, published in 1990, explored Vancouver's changing landscape by neighbourhood, from the earliest dwellings to the aftershocks of Expo '86. Its light-filled watercolors and well-informed prose spoke to the concerns of rapid expansion versus historical conservation, and it won the accolades of the City of Vancouver book award and the Duthie prize for BC book publishing.

Now, on the 20th anniversary of that important book, Kluckner returns to tell the story of the last two and a half decades in this ever-developing city. Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years explores the origins of our landmark buildings and public spaces, our working harbour, our shops, houses, apartments, urban farms, and gardens, and bears witness to the recent dramatic changes that have taken place in them. Many of these changes are the result of city planning policy -- initiatives that aim for "eco-density" and being "the greenest city" -- and throughout the book Kluckner discusses the tensions that have arisen as a result and asks whether the price we are paying is too high.

Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years is a compelling mix of historical narrative, personal anecdote, and expert, local knowledge. Illustrated with more than 200 new images -- the author's own watercolors and brush-and-ink drawings as well as archival and private photographs, hand-rendered maps, vintage postcards, advertisements, and other ephemera -- this beautiful volume is essential and enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Vancouver's heritage, architecture, and history. Its focus on Vancouver's architecture and current issues make it the perfect complement to Kluckner's Vancouver Remembered, a complete history of the city.

About the Author:

Michael Kluckner is an artist and writer who has spent more than two decades recording and interpreting, in a dozen books, the histories and landscapes of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada. A Vancouverite by birth, he has travelled extensively, always carrying a sketchbook, and developed an appreciation for the visual and emotional subtleties of our changing world, attributes that enliven his writing and his watercolors.

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