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Homeplace : the making of the Canadian dwelling over three centuries

Author: Peter Ennals; Deryck Holdsworth
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguing that past scholarship has provided inadequate methodological tools for understanding ordinary housing in Canada, Peter Ennals and Deryck Holdsworth present a new framework for interpreting the dwelling." "House-making patterns from the early seventeenth to the early twentieth century are explored. Though the emphasis is on the ordinary single-family dwelling, the authors provide an important glimpse of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ennals, Peter.
Homeplace.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)742283352
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ennals; Deryck Holdsworth
ISBN: 0802043402 9780802043405 0802081606 9780802081605
OCLC Number: 38991014
Description: xvi, 305 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Frameworks for the study of Canadian shelter --
pt. 1. Canadian housing during the era of mercantile capitalism: The polite house: Housing the ruling oligarchy of New France ; The arrival of a British elite ; Mercantile prosperity and housing in Atlantic Canada ; Town and country housing for Ontario's gentry ; The folk house: Case study 1: French settlement and house building ; Case study 2: The transfer of English folk housing to North America; Case study 3: Transfer of Celtic folk building to North America ; Case study 4: The German contribution of folk housing in North America ; Case study 5: Folk housing in Ontario ; The vernacular house: The absorption of classical and formal style ; The popularizing of Gothic style in vernacular form ; Housing for labour: Mercantile agents in early resource exploitation ; Shanty, camboose and dingle: housing on the forest frontier ; Industrial villages --
pt. 2. Canadian housing during the era of industrial capitalism: The self-conscious house: The styles of eclecticism ; Revivalist styles ; The enduring folk stream: Enriching the mix of folk cultures ; Ukrainian settlement and housing ; Traditions masked but not lost: the Acadian house ; Pattern books and an industrial vernacular: Regional variants of Victorian style ; California bungalows and the pretence of artistry ; Building kits ; Housing the industrial worker: Cannery town ; Coal and steel town ; Mobile lumber camps ; Housing for railroad workers ; Housing for factory workers.
Responsibility: Peter Ennals and Deryck W. Holdsworth.

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