The Canadian architect magazine covers (1966)

The Canadian architect - January 1966

The Canadian architect magazine covers from 1966. Cover designs by Laszlo Buday. Month of November missing. (more…)

The Canadian architect magazine covers (1965)

The Canadian architect - January 1965

A selection of The Canadian architect magazine covers from 1965. Covers span January through October and were designed by Laszlo Buday. (more…)

The Canadian architect magazine covers (1964)

The Canadian architect - August 1964

A selection of The Canadian architect magazine covers from 1964. Covers featured include: August, September, October, December and Yearbook 1964. Covers and graphic design by Laszlo Buday. (more…)

Le Corbusier: The modulor (1954)

Le Corbusier's The Modulor Cover

26/01/12 – Select illustrations from Le Corbusier’s The modulor: a harmonious measure to the human scale universally applicable to architecture and mechanics published by Faber and Faber (1954). (more…)

Richter’s Anchor Stone Building Set No. 8 (1894)

Schematic for the arrangement and storage of stone blocks

18/03/11 – Selections from the packaging and documentation of Richter’s Anchor Stone Building Set No. 8 (Anker Steinbaukasten No. 8), first issued in 1894. (more…)

Czechoslovak folk architecture series (1961)

Hana House with Porch

14/02/11 – Series of twenty matchbox labels featuring Czechoslovak folk architecture. Printed in 1961 by the Solo matchworks company. (more…)

A selection of Chicago architectural postcards (1941)

Navy Pier, Chicago [107]

12/12/10 – Small selection of Chicago architectural postcards printed by Curt Teich and Co. in 1941. All postcards have a ‘linen-finish’ and are marked: ‘C.T. Art Colortone’. (more…)

Max Bill: Form (1952)

Form: a balance sheet of mid-twentieth century trends in design (1952)
20/09/10 – Selections from Max Bill’s Form: a balance sheet of mid-twentieth century trends in design published in 1952 by Verlag Karl Werner, Basel. (more…)

Czech stamp series designed by J. Lukavsky (1971-2)

Cottage, Turnov 9k

19/07/10 – Series of 13 postage stamps from Czechoslovakia designed by Jaroslav Lukavsky featuring traditional Czech and Slovak folk motifs and architecture. (more…)

Aldo Rossi’s La conica e altre caffettiere (1984)

'La conica' e altre caffettiere (1984)

12/07/10 – Illustration by Aldo Rossi from the exhibition ‘La conica’ e altre caffettiere held September 8-11, 1984 in Milan. (more…)

Chicago architectural photographs, a selection

Gateway Center III
07/06/10 – A selection of architectural photographs from a recent, and unfortunately very brief, visit to Chicago. (more…)

Postcards from the Chicago World’s Fair (1933)

Avenue of Flags, Chicago World's Fair [WF-50]
27/04/10 – Small selection of ‘linen-finish’ postcards from the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933. All cards printed by Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, and marked ‘Art-Colortone’. (more…)

Vision + value series edited by Gyorgy Kepes (1965-6)

Module Proportion Symmetry Rhythm

28/03/10 – Between 1965 and 1966, New York book publisher George Braziller published a six volume series under the title Vision + Value. (more…)

A selection of graphics from Bauhaus publications

The laws of cubical space are the linear network of planimetric and stereometric relationships

27/11/09 – A selection of diagrams and information graphics from Bauhaus publications by Gropius, Itten, Kandinsky , Klee, Moholy-Nagy, Schlemmer, et al. (more…)

Le Corbusier: Towards a new architecture (1923)

Towards a new architecture: title

16/09/09 – Excerpts from Le Corbusier’s Vers Une Architecture (1923), first English translation (Towards a New Architecture) 1927. (more…)

Postcards from Expo 67 in Montreal

08/04/09 – Place d’Accueil – this is the main entrance to the Exhibition and the terminus of the mass transit. Buildings on the extensive deck are restaurants, boutiques and reception rooms.

All postcards marked: Official post card / Les Messageries de Press Benjamin Ltee / Benjamin News Co., Ltd., Montreal 3, Canada / Plastichrome of Canada / ©1963 [?] (more…)

Oliver Tomas

  • Design historian and archivist based in Vancouver, Canada.
  • info[at]olivertomas[dot]com