A History of Canadian Architecture

A History of Canadian Architecture

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 949 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780195411034
  • DDC分類 720.971

Full Description

This first detailed comprehensive study has been long awaited. Until now, interest in the history of Canadian architecture has been satisfied mainly by brief surveys or local histories. Writing these two volumes over ten years, Harold Kalman has produced a rich panorama, treating the vast range of Canadian building from the dwellings of the native peoples and the first settlers to buildings of the recent past and the present day. Describing the country's architectural history in a lucid and interesting narrative, and placing the buildings firmly in a social and cultural context, Kalman brings to light some distinctive characteristics of Canadian architects and architecture: a respect for nature, natural forms, and local materials; the tendencies to absorb ideas from abroad and then simplify and restrain them, and to take a middle position between extreme modernism and extreme traditionalism; the development of marked regional differences; and the flair for producing innovations in response to social issues.
Lavishly illustrated with over 800 black and white drawings and photographs, this is the ideal gift for architects, historians, and the general reader interested in architecture.


Volume I. 1: The First Buildings. 2: New France. 3: British and American Architecture on the Atlantic Coast. 4: Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada. 5: Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce. 6: The Return of the Past - The Victorian Revivals. 7: Early Building on the Prairies. 8: The West Coast. Volume II. 9: The Railway and the Opening of the West. 10: Building the Young Dominion. 11: Domestic Architecture. 12: Town Planning. 13: The True North. 14: Architecture Between the Wars. 15: Modern and Post-Modern Architecture