Buildings of Old Lunenburg. First Edition in dustjacket

By: JAMES, Terry. PLASKETT, Bill.

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JAMES, Terry and Bill PLASKETT. Buildings of Old Lunenburg. (Halifax, NS) :Nimbus Publishing, (1996). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vii,1-[82]. Illustrat ed with 86 colour photographs. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With map endpapers. "Newcomers to Lunenburg, one of Nova Scotia's oldestpermanent settlements, are struck by a sense of timelessness and stability engendered by the old-world appearance of its homes and public buildings. With houses in proximity to one another and the narrow streets running parallel to the harbour, Lunenburg is one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century British colonial town planning. But the architecture itself has a flair and uniqueness that belie its early beginnings. Here, low profile CapeCods suggest a New England influence; stately Georgian style homes share s treetscapes with pointed dormers, the hallmark of Gothic revival, as well as with the ubiquitous and functional Lunenburg Bump, which serves as a storm porch and provides an elevated view of the harbour; fanciful turn-of-the-century homes -- distinguished by large bay windows, elaborate mouldings, expansive verandahs, and corner turrets -- overlook each other on hilly streets, while brightly coloured waterfront buildings speak of a long association with seafaring traditions. Indeed, it is Lunenburg's proximity to the sea, and the prosperity generated by shipbuilding and the fishery that have shaped the character of its fine residences, public and commercial buildings, and allowed the development of a unique regional architectural style thathas made the town a UNESCO World Heritage Site." - from the dustjacket. Co ntents: Preface by Bill Plaskett; Introduction; Old Town: The Lower Streetsand the Waterfront; Old Town: The Middle Streets; Old Town: The Upper Stre ets; New Town and the Tanyard; Afterword. Gift inscription opposite title page, else very good in dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Buildings of Old Lunenburg. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: JAMES, Terry. PLASKETT, Bill.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1996, ISBN:1551091534:

Seller ID: 35390

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE LUNENBURG COUNTY BUILDINGS DOMESTIC VERNACULAR CANADA NOVA SCOTIA CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY LOCAL,