On Architecture. Melvin Charney: A Critical Anthology. Introduction by George Baird with essays by Georges Adamczyk, Réjean Legault and Louis Martin


Martin, Louis, (2013), McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montréal, 9780773541825, Melvin Charney (1935-2012) spent his career working on the border between art and architecture. His internationally celebrated art employed a variety of media including photography, montage, painting, sculpture, and temporary and permanent installations, relentlessly pursuing the meaning of architectural images in the age of mass communication. A long career as an educator was punctuated by several high-profile and contentious interventions into debates about architecture and urban life in Montreal. In spite of his renown, few realize that his legacy is also that of a prolific architectural critic., 496 pages

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