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A Guide to Canadian Architectural StylesUser Review - Book Verdict
Canada is a vast country with diverse architecture, as shown in this guide by Canadian government architectural historians. The authors describe and illustrate the important architectural styles found in the nation. While most of these styles are known elsewhere, Canadians often developed their own variants; for example, a French/Scottish chateau style was popular for grand hotels built by the railway companies. The authors keep the focus on styles through brief essays and captioned black-and-white photographs. This edition, updated from the 1992 original, adds information on aboriginal building and the Modern movement. There is a helpful glossary, but the photographs are still of uneven quality, and the layout is somewhat haphazard. Libraries holding the 1992 edition will want to update, and those with a specific interest in this topic should consider. Libraries seeking a narrative with social context should select Harold Kalman's two-volume A History of Canadian Architecture or his more recent Concise History of Canadian Architecture.-David R. Conn, Surrey P.L., B.C. ...
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