The first definitive guide to Canada''s most beautiful and
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
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.