Building a House in New France: An Account of the Perplexities of Client and Craftsman in Early Canada

An Account of the Perplexities of Client and Craftsman in Early Canada
 
 
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Juli 2002
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 156 Seiten
978-1-55041-628-2 (ISBN)
 
"Building a House in New France" is an unconventional account of life in early French Canada. It describes the social background of popular architecture and shows how the evolution of the Canadians was mirrored in the houses they built. The story covers New France from Newfoundland to the Great Lakes. Using new historical sources, the author weaves colourful anecdotes into a scholarly analysis of the contractual arrangements and building techniques used in Canada before 1760. In this book the reader will discover the "jug of wine" that sealed contracts, administrators whose town plans foundered on the independence of the colonists, a surgeon who ruined himself in an attempt to keep up with his brother, the Montreal nuns who feared peeping toms, the "missing" workers who were found in taverns, and the patient craftsmen who endured the scrutiny of amateur experts. In this account is the story of an ingenious building technique developed in the St. Lawrence valley that spread across Canada to become the first "national" style of construction. This is a human and lively chronicle based on pioneer research.
  • Englisch
  • Markham
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  • Kanada
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 290 gr
978-1-55041-628-2 (9781550416282)
1550416286 (1550416286)
Peter Moogk is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. His many publications include Vancouver Defended, Berczy, and La Nouvelle France, which received the Heggoy Prize in French Colonial History.
..".chronicles the early European experience in North America. Anothor Peter Moogk's book examines how buildings changed as settlers began to use the resources of their new homeland and how customs evolved. The everyday lives of craftsmen and early settlers are also examined." "Peter Moogk's Building a House in New France remains as important today as it was in the 1970s... Moogk's story is one of people working within legal and social systems to develop a most distinctive Canadian building tradition. His painstaking research for building contracts and other docutments of the day showed a generation of Canadian scholars that critical historical research is the basic ingredient of architectural history."
-- Harold Kalman, author of A History of Canadian Architecture "Peter Moogk's Building a House in New France remains as important today as it was in the 1970s... Moogk's story is one of people working within legal and social systems to develop a most distinctive Canadian building tradition. His painstaking research for building contracts and other docutments of the day showed a generation of Canadian scholars that critical historical research is the basic ingredient of architectural history."
-- Harold Kalman, author of A History of Canadian Architecture

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