Building New Brunswick : An Architectural History. First Edition

By: LEROUX, John LEAVITT, Robert M. SMITH, Stuart HUGHES, Gary

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LEROUX, John. Building New Brunswick : An Architectural History. With essays by Robert M. Leavitt, Stuart Smith, Gary Hughes. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane, (2008). First Printing. "Printed in May 2008 by FriesensPrinting, in Altona, Manitoba in a print run of 2,500 copies". Pp (8),9-31 0,(2). Double column. Profusely Illustrated throughout, mostly in colour. Index. Tall large 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers, French flaps. John Leroux (b. 1970, Fredericton). "New Brunswick's architecture has traditionally exhibited excellence in craftsmanship, faithfulness to materials and harmony with the environment. Building New Brunswick examines the built heritage of the province, from pre-history until today - from the humblest dwelling to the grandest public edifice. Archaeology, the transmission of craft through the centuries and historical records tell stories about the lost dwellings of the First Nations and the destroyed farms and forts of the early Acadians. After the arrival of the Loyalists in the 1780s, many architectural styles flourished. With superb building skills, easy access to the world's best materials and the wealth generated by shipping and the lumber trade, New Brunswick saw the construction of Gothic Revival churches, elaborate factories and railway stations, vigorous streetscapes, rows of mansions and graceful farms. By the early years of the twentieth century, a tentative Modernism had emerged, and between the two world wars, architectural styles were torn between tradition and a wider international movement. In this expansive volume, Leroux also documents more adventurous takes on modern space and aesthetics, found particularly in churches constructed from the late 1940s to early 1970s and in the expressive spaces of the Modern Movement. He observes that structures such as the initial Université de Moncton buildings,the Hugh John Flemming Bridge in Hartland, and the Centennial Building in Fredericton will be increasingly valued as central to New Brunswick's heritage. By the late twentieth century, the province began to witness surprising interpretations of Postmodernist, Neotraditionalist, Contemporary and Green architecture, marking a renewed enthusiasm for celebrating form." (from the front flap). Contents : Introduction: Hope Restored; 1. New Brunswick'sFirst Architects (by Robert M. Leavitt); 2. France's New Frontier, 1604-17 60 (by John Leroux); 3. Natives of America, 1760-1840 (by Stuart Smith) ; 4. The Golden years, 1840-1914 (by Gary Hughes); 5. The Great Wars and the Great Depression, 1914-1945 (by John Leroux); 6. A Tentative Modernism, 1945-1980 (by John Leroux); 7. Contemporary New Brunswick, 1980 and beyond (by John Leroux). With bibliography and index. Very good, tidy and clean. NOTE : Some extra shipping may be needed for this hefy volume. 100.00

Title: Building New Brunswick : An Architectural History. First Edition

Author Name: LEROUX, John LEAVITT, Robert M. SMITH, Stuart HUGHES, Gary

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2008, ISBN:9780864925046:

Seller ID: 79485

Keywords: NEW BRUNSWICK ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY LOCAL CANADA CANADIAN DOMESTIC VERNACULAR BUILDINGS,