Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes, produced in conjunction with an exhibition bearing the same name, examines selected drawings of Arthur Erickson from the Canadian Architectural Archives collection. The book contains drawings from 14 projects, a foreword by Kenneth Frampton and essays by Michelangelo Sabatino and Linda Fraser + Geoffrey Simmins.
Erickson was a passionate advocate of cultural awareness and a fervent explorer of human and natural environments.He has brought to his work an understanding of the community of man that, when filtered through his imagination, gives birth to a singular architecture that is in dialogue with the world.
Author Michelangelo Sabatino is associate professor and coordinator of the history, theory and criticism program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. He is a critic, designer, teacher and historian. His research and teaching explore the intellectual history and material cultures of modern and contemporary architecture, design, landscape and urbanism. Sabatino serves on a number of editorial boards, has participated in juries, and lectures regularly at universities in the Americas and Europe.