MACNUTT, James W.
Title: Building for Democracy : The History and Architecture of the Legislative Buildings of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company , Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9780887809309
Seller ID: 93544
MACNUTT, James W. Building for Democracy : The History and Architecture of the Legislative Buildings of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2010). Pp (3),4-128. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, illustrated white card covers, French flaps. "Legislative buildings are the most important public structures inthe provincial capitals of Halifax, Charlottetown and Fredericton. Each wa s built to communicate ideals, ideas and arrangements of government unique to these three provinces. In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, these buildings were built to house colonial governments where a popular assembly was matched with an appointed council of local notables, advising an all-powerful governor appointed by Westminister and representing the British crown. Over the years they have been modified as the structure of provincial governments have changed to a single elected legislative assembly with full provincial powers. Fredericton's legislature, built in 1882, is a bold and beautiful building with unmatched interior features.This book tells the fascinating story of why each building was designed as it was, and the styles and ideas their designers drew upon. Author James Macnutt takes the reader on a tour of all three buildings, with text and visuals highlighting their many features and details." - from front flap. Very good. 16.00