The Book About Estonian Architects in Toronto has Arrived at VEMU

March 13, 2019

In fall 2018, the book “To the New World: Estonian Architects in Canada” was published. The book is a continuation of the exhibit with the same title, which was on display at VEMU in the fall and winter of 2017, as well as in Tallinn at the Museum of Estonian Architecture in the spring of 2018.

The book was compiled by the exhibit curator Jarmo Kauge from the Museum of Estonian Architecture and it contains articles in Estonian and English by Estonian and Canadian authors including: Piret Noorhani (Estonians – A Tough People in Canada), Graeme Stewart and Evan Manning (Toronto Modern: Architecture and a New Civic Identity), Jarmo Kauge (The Legacy of Estonian Architects in Toronto), Thomas Tampõld (Reflections on my Father, the Architect), and Alfred Holden (Let’s Have a Little Fun. Sculptor, Painter, and Bon Vivant Uno Prii Applied the Principle He Lived by to the Architecture He Created). The forward was written by the Director of the Museum of Estonian Architecture Triin Ojari.

The book was launched in November 2018 in Tallinn. The official launch in Toronto took place on March 7, 2019 with the opening of the photography exhibit dedicated to Uno Prii’s work at Tartu College.