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"Easily the most substantial, witty and fearless companion for touring the buildings/streets of Vancouver -- all other guides are fly-bys."(Trevor Boddy, curator of "Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City" 2011-11-10)
"The reading is astounding. Harold Kalman and Robin Ward's text is as straightforward as John Roaf's images. It also has enough wit to please the armchair reader and enough facts to make walks of Exploring Vancouver's fourteen architectural districts time well spent."(Malcolm Parry 2011-11-10)
Harold Kalman is a specialist in architectural history and heritage conservation. He is the author (or co-author) of many standard texts on architecture and conservation, including A History of Canadian Architecture and Principles of Heritage Conservation.
Robin Ward is an architectural critic, writer and graphic artist. For more than 10 years, he wrote a weekly column on architecture for the Vancouver Sun. He is the author of Robin Ward’s Vancouver and Robin Ward’s Heritage West Coast.
John Roaf studied architecture at ubc and has specialized in architectural photography in Canada and in Europe for 40 years.
Mike Harcourt is a former Premier of British Columbia and Mayor of Vancouver who has maintained a lifelong commitment to the sustainable development of cities and communities. He is the author of City Making in Paradise and Plan B: One Man’s Journey from Tragedy to Triumph.