Exploring The Capital: An Architectural Guide To The Ottawa Gatineau Region

May 18, 2017|
Exploring The Capital: An Architectural Guide To The Ottawa Gatineau Region by Andrew Waldron
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The many and varied threads of Canadas national life come together in its capital region. Where the Rideau River flows into the Ottawa River, an Algonquin community was visited by French explorers and settled by British colonists. The town grew into a city, spilled over a provincial border, and now represents Canada to the world. Ottawa is a seat of government and has all the official edifices to show for it. But as Andrew Waldron shows you in Exploring the Capital, its a lot more than that. Follow the twelve guided-tours covering all corners of the region in Ontario and Quebec and youll encounter homes and schools, cultural sites and green spaces, houses of worship and shrines to commerce. Early houses, humble or magnificent, from the era of the lumber barons can be found steps away from the latest in sleek condominiums and office towers built for sustainability. Waldron takes you behind the doors of more than 390 diverse structures to learn who made them, how, and why. Exploring the Capital is for architectural experts and amateurs, and for residents and visitors alike. Visit Ottawas landmarks and neighbourhoods through its stories, maps, and photographs, and learn how great design and engineering turn landscapes into cityscapes.
Andrew Waldron is an architectural historian who has worked at Parks Canada and is Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions heritage conservation manager in Ottawa. His passion for Canadian architecture and historic sites began when he was young. Andrew and his wife Danielle live in a historic house in Lowertown. Peter Coffman began as ...
Title:Exploring The Capital: An Architectural Guide To The Ottawa Gatineau RegionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.42 X 7.51 X 0.91 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.42 X 7.51 X 0.91 inPublished:May 18, 2017Publisher:Figure 1 PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927958911

ISBN - 13:9781927958919

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