Coming to Inform Interiors is Dr. Michael J. Prokopow from Toronto for the launch of his new book: Smith House. This monograph on the house of Gordon and Marion Smith, the second house designed by Arthur Erickson for the artists, is the seventh book in the UBC SALA West Coast Modern House series. The series was established to recognize and document significant, endangered modern residences in the region.
Michael J Prokopow is an historian and curator. He writes about material culture, aesthetics, and art. He recently co-curated (with Rachel Gotlieb) “True Nordic: How Scandinavia influenced design in Canada”. This national, touring exhibition explored Nordic and Scandinavian aesthetic influences on design and craft in Canada after 1920. He is currently working on a project on middle class taste in North America after 1940. He is an associate professor at OCAD University in Toronto. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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