The Journey of Brian and Marilyn MacKay-Lyons at Shobac, a Seaside Village on the Edge of Architectural and Utopian Possibility


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-954081-20-8 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 200pp Publication Date: Fall 2021 Size: 7″ x 9″ Portrait World Rights: Available

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In SkyRoom, novelist Larry Gaudet tells the Shobac story in a new genre that he calls magic architectural realism, blending fact with historical fiction in presenting the lives of early inhabitants and visitors to the area, including Champlain, a Mi’kmaq mystic, an Acadian carpenter and other lively characters whose ghostly presence swirl in the untold myths of this coastal Shangri-La.

For long, spatial design has been seen as an action that could be performed by people and for people only. And today, even though some of the most meaningful projects of our times seem to challenge this concept, qualitative research still struggles to emerge. This is why this book collects, reconstructs, and discusses archetypal models of posthuman architecture, from the cabin of Henry David Thoreau to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. To show how architectural, landscape, and industrial designers, be they professional practitioner or not, redefined their tools in order to meet the functional and symbolic needs of new and different kinds of subjects. All this in ten monographic architectural tales, thought to trace the evolution of an extended idea of coexistence between humans and other species and technologies.




Soft Bound



Publication date

Fall 2021


7" x 9" Portrait

World rights