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Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia

By Stephen Archibald and Sheila Stevenson

$35.00 Paperback
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Series: Formac Illustrated History

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Winner of the best published book of the year award, presented by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Assocation.
Nova Scotia has a rich heritage of houses dating from the 1700s. Here, the best examples of every important house style over the past 250 years are brought together in full colour. The authors have travelled to all parts of the province to select the finest examples of architectural heritage. Most of these buildings are accessible to the public and some have been carefully restored, allowing you to revisit the way people lived in Nova Scotia's past.
You'll read how each house style reached Nova Scotia and discover how to identify not only its characteristic features but variants unique to the province. The authors also explain how new technologies have affected architectural style, and how the most available building material -- wood -- was used for houses designed to be constructed of brick, stone and mortar.


The Evolution of Nova Scotia House Styles
Georgian Classical
In the Vernacular Tradition
The Scottish House
Greek Revival
Gothic Revival
Second Empire Style
The Halifax House
Lunenburg Bump Houses
Queen Anne
Stick, Shingle, Eclectic and Richardson Romanesque
Craftsman and Revival Styles
Further Reading


Winner - Best Atlantic Published Book - 2004

"Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia would make a wonderful gift because it's easy to read and fun to look at -- a good coffee-table book with lots of style and substance built in."

- Peggy McKinnon The Chronicle-Herald

"Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia is a visual treat for an architectural enthusiast, Maritimer or not. Brilliant colour photographs by Gary Castle reveal the best examples of Nova Scotia's heritage homes."

- Heritage

"This is a perfect book to take on day trips. It could launch readers on a new hobby -- call it house-hunting."

- The Daily News

Stephen Archibald and Sheila Stephenson's Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia may look like an elegant coffee table decoration ... but it's infinitely more. Nova Scotia's built heritage is one of our most distinctive assets. Houses -- more than any other thing in our material culture -- record a range of experience and lifestyle while continuing as a visible and accessible legacy. The authors breadth of research, combined with their passion, vision and graceful facility with language have found a wonderful home in this Formac publication. Lavish full colour illustration in harmonious composition with an exhaustive index and useful bibliography makes Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia a lasting treasure.

- Best Atlantic Published Book citation

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 27th October 2003
ISBN: 9780887806018
Format: 8.25in x 10.5in
More than 120 full-colour photographs

BISAC Code:, ARC003000, HIS006000, TRV006010
Imprint: Formac


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