About the Book and Exhibition
Jerome Markson’s nearly six-decade-long architectural practice began in a time of profound transformation during the post-war period. His buildings were harbingers of important shifts in sociopolitical attitudes, urban policies, and modes of architectural production. His architecture reflects his pursuit of a more open and inclusive expression of modernity, one that moved past late-Modernism's formal legibility in favour of an increasingly idiosyncratic formal, spatial, and material expression.
Drawn from the forthcoming book by Associate Professor Laura Miller, Toronto’s Inclusive Modernity | The Architecture of Jerome Markson, the Daniels Faculty exhibition A Quite Individual Course: Jerome Markson, Architect, designed and curated by Miller, will focus upon Markson’s significant body of work on housing. From speculative homes in fledgling suburbs, to bespoke private houses, to social housing in downtown Toronto, to luxury landmarks like the Market Square condominiums, Markson’s work on housing was an essential part of his practice. He created livable, lively, and dignified housing and private houses for a diverse array of clients, reflecting his lifelong concern for inclusiveness within Canadian society.
Laura J. Miller is trained as an architect. She has had a diverse career as a designer, educator, and scholar. She was a member of the architecture faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for over a decade, and was the American Fellow in Architectural Design at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Architecture at the John H. Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.
A Quite Individual Course: Jerome Markson, Architect, an exhibition curated and designed by Miller, opens in Winter 2020.