Loing Du Soleil: Architectural Practice in Quebec City During the French Regime
Loing du Soleil discusses the production of architecture in Quebec City from the 1680s to the 1730s, at a time when Canada was still a French colony. The author examines archival documents such as letters, contracts, account books, drawings, city views and maps in order to assess the contribution of builders and clients to the architectural designs of that period. Each chapter deals with the design process of a specific building or building type, and examines in detail such questions as the ambiguity of the architect's role, the client's preoccupation with prestige as well as his awareness of the city's image as portrayed in city views.
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The Enlargement of NotreDame Cathedral
The Recollet Monastery in the Upper Town
The Reconstruction of the Ursuline Convent
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