Fonds AM1341 - Robin Ward fonds

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Robin Ward fonds

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  • 114 drawings
  • ca. 120 photographs and other materials

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Robin Ward was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1950. After leaving school, he emigrated to Canada, where he worked on Hudson's Bay Company fur trading posts and as a miner in northern Manitoba. He returned to Scotland to study graphic design at the Glasgow School of Art. During the 1970's he drew and wrote about Glasgow's local Victorian buildings for the Glasgow Herald, worked as a design manager for BBC Enterprises in London, and published several books on the architecture of Glasgow and Edinburgh. He eventually returned to Canada, settling in Vancouver. He was a weekly contributer to the Vancouver Sun newspaper and has written several books on Vancouver's buildings and northwest coast architecture.

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Fonds consists of original drawings (1988-1998) and drawing reproductions(1988-1998) in the form of photographs and photocopies. Many of the drawings represented are published in Robin Ward's Vancouver (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1990) and Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1993).

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Donated to the archives by Robin Ward in 1999.


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City of Vancouver has permission to reproduce.

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Copyright: Robin Ward; expiry: unknown

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