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The Trend House Library

Here is a listing of some of the books and journals we have found that have featured information on the Trend House program, or on Canadian mid-century modernism in general. If you have any additional items to add to this listing please send the information to mike@mkurtz.com and we will add it to the page.

Periodicals & journals referencing the Trend House Program

  • Canadian Art, Volumes 10-11, Society for Art Publications., 1952 p 38
  • Canadian Forest Industries, Volume 72, 1952 p 60
  • Canadian Homes & Gardens, September 1952
  • American Lumberman & Building Products Merchandiser, American Lumberman., 1953, p2
  • Timber of Canada, Volume 14, Monetary Times Publications, 1953, p 37,38,46
  • British Columbia Lumberman, Volume 38, Journal of Commerce, 1954, p 56,70,80
  • Furnishings in the Trend House, Picture Loan Society, Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association, 1954
  • Decorative Art, Volume 43, The Studio., 1954, p 24
  • The Timber Trades Journal and Saw-mill Advertiser, Volumes 210-211, T. De La Rue & Company, 1954, p 100, 1285, 1797
  • Canada Lumberman, Volume 75, Southam-Maclean., 1955 , p 66,108
  • British Columbia Lumberman, Volume 39, Journal of Commerce, 1955, p 64,102
  • Timber of Canada, Volume 18, Monetary Times Publications, 1957, p 60,89,190
  • Canada Lumberman, Volume 78, Southam-Maclean., 1958, p 116,118, 331
  • Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950s, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1993, p 109,111,112
  • Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, Volume 20, no 2, 1995, p 51-54 [SSAC_vol20_no2_Trend House Article PDF]

Books referencing the Trend House Program

  • The new spirit: modern architecture in Vancouver, 1938-1963, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1997, p 48, 118, 192  [Amazon.ca]
  • Modern furniture in Canada, 1920 to 1970 by Virginia Wright, University of Toronto Press, 1997, p 161 [Amazon.ca]
  • Suburban Modern: Postwar Dreams in Calgary by Robert Stamp, TouchWood Editions, 2004 , p 98-100 [Amazon.ca]
  • Endangered Species, by John Martins-Menteiga, Dominion Modern, 2007, p 32,87,89 [Dominion Modern]
  • Design in Canada: Fifty Years from Tea Kettles to Task Chairs, by Rachel Gotleib & Cora Golden, Key Porter books, 2005 [Amazon.ca]
  • The Modern Eye: Craft and Design in Canada 1940-1980, by Allan Collier, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2011 [Amazon.ca]