At the World’s Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver 1937-1998

At the World’s Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver 1937-1998
Author: Claudia Cornwall
Language English
Pages: 288
ISBN10: 1896949177
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.33
ISBN13: 9781896949178
Published: October 1st 2011 by Mother Tongue

Finalist for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award Curt Lang’s life energetically parallels the evolving history of Vancouver from the hip subculture years to the electronic postmodern 1990s. An intellectual and a catalyst he knew Malcolm Lowry, Al Purdy, John Newlove, Fred Douglas. He was a poet, painter and in his thirties, he built boats and fished when the money in that industry was so good, the scene in Prince Rupert was like a Gold Rush.

In his forties, he became involved in the high-tech industry, where he developed hardware and software for the railroad industry that today is used all over North America. The book includes a portfolio of 40 rare 1972 Vancouver street photographs.