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Architecture Monographs

An Architect's Address Book

The places that shaped a career

by (author) Robert Lemon

ORO Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 2023
Monographs, Professional Practice, Residential, Personal Memoirs
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2023
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An Architect’s Address Book is a memoir in 18 chapters of the places Robert Lemon has lived, studied, and worked over the past six decades.
Some are of places that he has visited many times and are important to his career. Studying architecture and conservation, Lemon has lived in Ottawa, Paris, London, Rome, and York. My work has involved projects in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Dorset, the High Arctic, and Xi’an. Other stories are about visiting the buildings of Andrea Palladio and Carlo Scarpa in the Veneto, Arne Jacobsen and Kay Fisker in Denmark, and five iconic 20th-century houses in France, in company of colleagues. Most of the chapters focus on someone influential to Lemon’s career; and his vast interest in food is a thread through most stories.

About the author

Robert Lemon is an award-winning Canadian architect with a special interest in historic buildings.

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Editorial Reviews

“Good buildings need good friends! Robert Lemon has been a good friend, indeed, to many buildings located on many continents around the world.” Brigitte Shim, FRAIC, OC, RCA, Hon. FAIA, OAAFounding Partner of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects