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Join us at Inform Interiors for the launch of Adele Weder’s newest book, Ron Thom, Architect: The Life of a Creative Modernist. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a reception, followed by a talk beginning at 6 p.m.
Ron Thom, 1923-1986, fought to instill the human spirit in our built environment. Educated at the Vancouver School of Art, he brought an artist’s approach to his work, first in Vancouver with the B.C. Electric Building and numerous landmark houses, and then in Ontario with Massey College, Trent University, the Shaw Festival theatre and other masterpieces. Ron Thom, Architect, a new biography from Greystone Books, showcases the life, work, and creative forces behind one of the most important Canadian architects of the 20th century.
Adele Weder is an architectural writer, editor, and correspondent for periodicals across North America and abroad. The author and co-author of several books on West Coast architecture, she was also the curator of the travelling exhibition “Ron Thom and the Allied Arts.” Adele received her Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture from SALA, with a thesis on the design approach of B.C. Binning, Ron Thom’s teacher and mentor.