Essays by Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Howard Shubert
Photographs by Geoffrey James
Memory Theatre was a travelling exhibition co-produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Canadian Centre for Architecture that offered a view into the creative process of Richard Henriquez, a major figure in Canadian architecture. A compendium of Henriquez’s models, collected objects, drawings, sculptures and notebooks provided insight into the architect’s unique method of design, which is driven by both a rich personal cosmology and an attempt to help define the relationship between individuals and the visual world.
Richard Henriquez: Memory Theatre elucidates the exhibition and the artist’s work. Featuring essays by Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Howard Shubert, text by Henriquez, and a portfolio of photographs by Geoffrey James, the book is an in-depth exploration of the symbolic lexicon of Henriquez’s work, his contribution to the built environment and the theory of architecture. This monograph reveals the poetic sensibility of an architect whose career has spanned almost 50 years.