I am grateful to Professor Pieter Sijpkes and his students from the McGill School of Architecture for their initiative in transfering the drawings and records of John Schreibers practice to the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection (CAC). We were fortunate to begin the program of organizing and describing the individual projects when John was still alive and was able to guide our work.
I am indebted to Professor Ron Williams and to the architect Ewa Bieniecka, both of whom offered unique insights into John Schreibers career and who have contributed the introductory essay that so perfectly illuminates the many sides of John Schreibers landscape of ideas. Ewa Bieniecka carried out most of the descriptions, aided by Solange Guaida, a graduate student from the Minimum Housing program at the School of Architecture, Charles Ormsby from the Faculty of Engineering and, in the final stages, by Julie Korman, Assistant Curator of the CAC.
For his enthusiastic cooperation I wish to thank François Émond, Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, who now teaches the course on landscape architecture and whose essay reminds us of John Schreiber as a teacher.
I wish to recognize the Digital Collections Program (DCP) of McGill University Libraries, and its Director, David McKnight, for their support of the project. Under the DCP auspices, architecture student Abdel Munem Amin carried out the digitization of selected Schreiber drawings, while Andrew Ensslen designed the publication and prepared ground for the website dedicated to the Schreiber collection. I am most thankful to both of them.
Finally, I would like to express my profound gratitude to Monika Taylor-Schreiber. Through her support and generosity, she has made a major contribution to the completion of this publication. As well, her gift of two Corbusier lithographs from her husbands estate is a valuable addition not just to the CAC, but to the Universitys art collection as a whole.
Dr. Irena antovská Murray