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- ItemOpen AccessBuilding relationships: the architecture of Jeremy Sturgess(2009) Simmins, Geoffrey
- ItemOpen AccessDom Bellot's Theory of Architecture(2008-10-03T16:23:07Z) Simmins, GeoffreyDiscusses the architectural theory of French architect-monk Dom Bellot (1876-1944). Includes a discussion of proportional systems, of Viollet-le-Duc, the Beuron School, and of Bellot's use of colour.
- ItemOpen AccessFigures in Time and Space: A Conversation with Ronald (Gyo-zo) Spickett(2008-10-01T22:06:23Z) Simmins, Geoffrey
- ItemOpen AccessGendered Space and Social Conformity in Selected Modern Architectural Photographs(Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada/Journal de la Société pour l’Étude de l’architecture au Canada [JSSAC/SÉAC], 2008-09) Simmins, GeoffreyTwo photographs from the Panda Architectural Photography Collection provide a context for a discussion for gender and space in modern architecture.
- ItemOpen AccessJohn C. Parkin, Archives, and Photography: Reflections on the Practice and Presentation of Modern Architecture(University of Calgary Press, 2013) Fraser, Linda; McMordie, Michael; Simmins, GeoffreyArchitectural practice in post-World War II Canada brought substantial change to the face of the Canadian built environment, led by the contribution of John C. Parkin. As senior partner at the Toronto-based architectural firm John B. Parkin Associates (no relation) from 1947 to the 1970s, Parkin oversaw the creation of a large number of modernist projects, including hospitals, airports, schools, shopping malls, and factories, and received national recognition for his contributions. This richly illustrated book includes an interview with John C. Parkin and essays that examine the incorporation of art in built architecture, the influence of architectural photography in defining Modern architecture to a Canadian public, the importance of architectural archives, and the corporate structure of a large, highly successful Canadian architectural firm.
- ItemOpen AccessLonghouse Waap Galts’ap: A House for the Community(2011) Simmins, Geoffrey
- ItemOpen AccessOrder and Light: The Architecture of Two Benedictine Abbey Churches in Western Canada: Westminster Abbey, Mission, B.C., and St Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan(2008-02-06T00:13:50Z) Simmins, GeoffreyTwo Benedictine abbeys for men in western Canada are graced with remarkable abbey churches designed by gifted architects sympathetic to Benedictine principles and ideals. The goal of this article is to discuss the character and assess the significance of the architecture of these two abbey churches—Westminster Abbey in Mission, B.C. (fig. 1), and St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan (fig. 2). Although St. Peter’s is older—its foundation in 1903 makes it the oldest Benedictine monastery for men in Canada, as compared with Westminster Abbey’s 1939 foundation—its church was built later.
- ItemOpen Access"Prairie Grain Elevators: An Old Purpose in Search of a New Form"(University of Calgary Press, 2004) Simmins, GeoffreyDiscusses changes in form in western grain elevators.
- ItemOpen AccessSacred Spaces and Sacred Places(VDM Verlag, 2008-11) Simmins, GeoffreyThis book is based on my course notes for a class I taught for several years at St. Stephen's College in Edmonton, Alberta, on the subject of Sacred Spaces and Sacred Places. I added to that chapters discussing sacred geometry and Benedictine monasticism. It would be appreciated if people would read this copy only for reference, and if they wished to obtain a complete copy of the book, that they purchase it directly from Amazon.com, at: http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Spaces-Places-Geoffrey-Simmins/dp/3639099311/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227295210&sr=1-7
- ItemOpen AccessSimmins, Geoffrey. “Insertion in an Historical Context: The Case of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.” ICOMOS Canada Bulletin. 4, no. 2 (1995): 22-23.(ICOMOS Canada, 1995) Simmins, GeoffreyDiscusses how the architect of the monastic church at Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Dan Hanganu, inserted a new building in an historic context.
- ItemOpen AccessSpirit Matters: a retrospective of Ron (Gyo-Zo) Spickett - Gallery Tour(2009-09) Simmins, Geoffrey