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Building the West : the early architects of British Columbia

Author: Donald Luxton
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Canada : Talonbooks, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories, hopes and aspirations, successes and accomplishments of the early architects of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, lavishly illustrated.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Building the West.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada : Talonbooks, ©2003
(OCoLC)691029470
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Luxton
ISBN: 0889224749 9780889224742
OCLC Number: 51582199
Description: 560 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, plans, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword. The evolving role of the architect in a frontier culture --
Outpost of empire. Gold rushes bring European settlement to the West Coast --
Canada on the Pacific. The promise of a transcontinental railway brings British Columbia into Confederation --
The coming of steel. Expansion and consolidation of settlements in the imperial age --
The wildest excitements. Mining booms spark a brief wave of new settlement --
The last best West. Unprecedented Western boom, total collapse and the Great War --
On the verge of modernism. Staggering recovery, another collapse and the threat of another war --
Additional significant architects.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Donald Luxton.
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"With more than 600 photographs and drawings, the tome travels beyond Vancouver and Victoria to spotlight ... the finest buildings of the interior."

 
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