In the ten years since the first edition of A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles was published, the heritage movement has gained strength, sensitizing many to the value of our architectural legacy. This new edition reflects an enriched understanding of architecture that focuses more on the visual and cultural setting of the built environment and less on individual works seen in isolation. Today, we cherish the buildings that characterize the original "Main Street / rue Principale" - the bank building, the shops, the old hotel, the post office, the city hall. There is more recognition for older inner-city neighbourhoods, with their row housing, churches, and community halls as well as for our often romantic attachment to vernacular rural architecture. This interest in more ordinary-looking architecture marks both the democratization of Canada's heritage movement and its coming of age, for the value of these more modest structures lies in their unique ability to sustain a sense of identity.
This Guide provides an essential profile of the origins and development of the many architectural styles across Canada, from early settlement to the postmodern period, and discusses special forms such as religious, civic, domestic, commercial, and industrial design. While remaining true to the accessible format of the first edition, the second offers updated and considerably expanded text, as well as many more illustrations.
A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles, second edition is an invaluable reference tool for heritage activists and planners; university and college courses in Canadian architecture, history, and cultural resource management; and the interestedgeneral reader.
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About the Author
Shannon Ricketts is an architectural historian working with Parks Canada in Ottawa. She has researched and published on Canadian architectural history and on the history of the heritage movement in Canada.
Leslie Maitland is an architectural historian and planner with Parks Canada in Ottawa. She has published several books and articles on Canadian architectural history.
Jacqueline Hucker is an architectural historian working with Parks Canada in Ottawa.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Architectural Style?
Architecture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Quebec Style
The Palladian Style
Architecture in the Nineteenth Century
The Neoclassical Style
The Gothic Revival Styles
The Romantic Gothic Revival Style
The Ecclesiological Gothic Revival Style
The French Gothic Revival Style
The High Victorian Gothic Revival Style
The Italianate Style
The Second Empire Style
The Romanesque Revival Style
The Chateau Style
The Queen Anne Revival Style
Architecture in the Twentieth Century
The Beaux-Arts Style
The Edwardian Classical Style
The Collegiate Gothic Style
The Eastern European Style
The Arts and Crafts Movement
The Rustic Style
The Domestic Revival Styles
The Georgian Revival Style
The Tudor Revival Style
The Spanish Colonial Revival Style
The Quebec Revival Style
The Modern Movement
The Chicago Style
The Art Deco Style
The Prairie Style
The International Style
The Structuralist Style
The Brutalist Style
The Expressionist Style
Architecture of Aboriginal Peoples
The Post-Modern Style and Beyond