The exhibition is an introduction to the work and life of Ernest Isbell Barott, a Montréal architect who practised from 1912 to 1966. The drawings and photographs in the exhibition are largely drawn from the Ernest Isbell Barott Archive at the CCA.
Ernest Barott’s career coincided with a period of profound physical and social change in Canada, a time of national and civic pride and optimism. An architect of great ability, Barott was a perfectionist who drew on the skills of the finest craftsmen and a traditionalist who yet welcomed new materials and building techniques. These qualities, allied to the comprehensiveness and urbanistic sensibility that was characteristic of the Beaux-Arts approach to design in which he was trained, enabled him to create a succession of buildings that still provide touches of elegance and grace to several Canadian cities.
Curated by Susan Wagg.