Old Ontario Houses
Traditions in Local ArchitectureBook - 2009 | Rev. ed. --
"A testament to Cruickshank and de Visser's devotion to the subject." -- Style at Home (on the first edition).
Chosen as one of Style at Home's Top Ten Coffee Table Books.
Collaborators Tom Cruickshank and John de Visser offer a fascinating selection of more than 150 historic houses dating from the late 18th to the early 20th century.
A surprising amount of Ontario's history is revealed by the residences included in this new edition of Old Ontario Houses. Cruickshank and de Visser explore this rich history through imagery and anecdotes, and each house -- whether humble farmhouse or fabulous mansion -- tells a story about Ontario's past. The modest homes of determined settlers and the grand visions of power brokers of the day are profiled through the changing use of building materials or by the presence of architectural details.
A new architectural glossary rounds out this revised edition and makes it even easier to understand and appreciate our architectural heritage.
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