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Canadian Churches: An Architectural History (Hardback)

Peter Richardson, Douglas Richardson

Edité par FIREFLY BOOKS LTD, Canada, 2007
ISBN 10: 1554072395 / ISBN 13: 9781554072392
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Titre : Canadian Churches: An Architectural History ...

Éditeur : FIREFLY BOOKS LTD, Canada

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The first definitive guide to Canada s most beautiful and significant churches. In every city and town in Canada, churches stand as monuments to our spiritual, ethnic and architectural heritage. With as many styles as there are denominations of faith, these buildings tell the story of 250 years of immigrants bringing their Old World traditions into a New World landscape, and of how these traditions changed over time as the country moved west. These magnificent buildings were constructed by many different denominations and in very different styles, but they all have in common the desire to create a lasting and suitable monument to their faith. Canadian Churches: An Architectural History is the first definitive guide to more than 250 of the most beautiful and significant churches across the country. Peter Richardson and Douglas Richardson provide the history of each church, including its construction, subsequent alterations or additions, the early congregation, and any architectural details that make these churches unique and noteworthy. Packed with more than 400 photographs, this book is as beautiful as it is informative. The authors have captured the essence of the buildings as well as the human drama and passion that led to their creation. The rich history and beauty bring a romance to the architecture of religion that will leave readers captivated, regardless of their faith. Canadian Churches is a must for anyone interested in Canadian architecture, history and religion. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781554072392

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Synopsis : "The first definitive guide to Canada's most beautiful and significant churches." In every city and town in Canada, churches stand as monuments to our spiritual, ethnic and architectural heritage. With as many styles as there are denominations of faith, these buildings tell the story of 250 years of immigrants bringing their Old World traditions into a New World landscape, and of how these traditions changed over time as the country moved west. These magnificent buildings were constructed by many different denominations and in very different styles, but they all have in common the desire to create a lasting and suitable monument to their faith. Canadian Churches: An Architectural History is the first definitive guide to more than 250 of the most beautiful and significant churches across the country. Peter Richardson and Douglas Richardson provide the history of each church, including its construction, subsequent alterations or additions, the early congregation, and any architectural details that make these churches unique and noteworthy. Packed with more than 400 photographs, this book is as beautiful as it is informative. The authors have captured the essence of the buildings as well as the human drama and passion that led to their creation. The rich history and beauty bring a romance to the "architecture of religion" that will leave readers captivated, regardless of their faith. Canadian Churches is a must for anyone interested in Canadian architecture, history and religion.

Critique: But for its size and weight, [Canadian Churches] would make an indispensable vade-mecum for travellers.... The prose captures and teases out the pictorial content of the splendid illustrations, in which often enough only two pictures stand for the monument.... Accessible to the amateur, there will also be enlightenment for those well versed in Canada's ecclesiastical built heritage. The organization of the book, a difficult in such a broadly ecumenical cross-country survey, has been achieved with great success.... In a time of accelerating church closures, changes in use, or even demolition, the Richardsons' work can educate and inform the actions of church officials and congregations.--Walter Vogels, Faculte de Theologie, Uni"Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 37/3-4" (04/01/2008)

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