Montreal City Plate
Expo 67, considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, was organized along the theme of ‘Man and his World,’ and meant to characterize the liberation and openness of the period. One of the seventeen elements of the theme (which included ‘Man the Creator’ and ‘Man the Producer’) was Habitat 67, a landmark housing development designed by Moshe Safdie.
The project was intended to introduce innovations in affordable housing through the use of modular units with private gardens (a precursor of the prefab housing now in fashion). Habitat 67 is noted (in red) along the Saint Lawrence River (in blue). Other notable city features in the plate include the immense Parc du Mont-Royal (in green) and many of Montreal’s world class museums including the Mussee des Beaux Arts, McCord Museum and the Mussee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal.
These porcelain plates measure 12" across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green.
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