Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe collection
Level of archival description:
Collection 71
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Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe collection

  • Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe (creator)


Extent and medium:
  • 9 photographs
    2 drawings
    0.3 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
The Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe collection consists of 2 drawings, 9 photographs and 0.3 metres (one foot) of textual documents that range in date from 1946 to 1996. The fonds is arranged into four parts : Series 1 - Civic and Cultural Publications; Series 2 - Publications about Wood; Series 3 - Architectural Drawings; and Series 4 - Photographs. In each section, the documents have been placed in chronological order.
Biographical notes:
Rhiwbina, Glamorgan, Wales, 1946 -

Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, from 1965-1968, graduating with a B.A. Honours in the History of European Art. From 1968 he entered the Ph. D program at the University of London, and completed his thesis, The Life and Architecture of William Wilkins, in 1972. Windsor-Liscombe came to Canada in 1974 to work as an assistant professor at McGill University, Montreal. In 1976, he accepted a similar position in the Fine Arts department of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Apart from numerous publications on architect William Wilkins, he has written books on Neo-classicism, the architects Francis Rattenbury, and Robert Mills, and on the architecture of the University of British Columbia.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer:
  • The Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe collection was donated to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) by Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe. It was acquired for the exhibition "The New Spirit: Modern Architecture in Vancouver, 1938-1963". The exhibition was organized by the CCA and presented at the CCA in 1997, the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1997-1998, and the Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, in 1998.

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