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The glory of Ottawa : Canada's first parliament buildings

Author: Carolyn A Young
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The competition to design and construct the government buildings in Ottawa, the new national capital, was one of the most important architectural events in nineteenth-century British North America, and the resulting buildings inspired a major movement in Canadian federal architecture. The Glory of Ottawa focuses on the 1859 design competition from which these unrivalled buildings emerged.
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Named Person: Thomas Fuller; Chilion Jones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn A Young
ISBN: 0773512276 9780773512276
OCLC Number: 31516544
Description: xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Carolyn A. Young.

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The competition to design and construct the government buildings in Ottawa, the new national capital, was one of the most important architectural events in nineteenth-century British North America, and the resulting buildings inspired a major movement in Canadian federal architecture. The Glory of Ottawa focuses on the 1859 design competition from which these unrivalled buildings emerged.

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"An extremely interesting and valuable account of the 1859 competition. This most welcome study makes an important contribution to the field of Canadian architectural history." Kelly Crossman, Read more...

 
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