Building New Brunswick (eBOOK)
Published: December 9, 2011
Non-Fiction / Art & Architecture
PDF: 9780864927026 $24.95
Building New Brunswick takes us on a journey through time and place to discover this province's architectural legacy. Beginning with the homes of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet, we move forward through the past: Acadian and Loyalist settlement, colonial and post-colonial periods, both post-World War eras, and on into the 21st century. A wealth of photographs, engravings, and architectural renderings complement the text. Examining domestic buildings, public architecture, commercial structures, bridges, and industrial sites, this beautifully designed book documents the history of the province's architecture and the many influences contributing to its visual landscape. Building New Brunswick was published to coincide with a major exhibition on New Brunswick architecture, also curated by John Leroux.
John Leroux is an award-winning art historian, curator, and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Art History from Concordia University. Currently the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, he has previously worked at highly respected architecture firms in Toronto, Atlanta, and Fredericton and was selected to be a team member in Canada's entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture.
Leroux's numerous art historical and curatorial projects include his documentation and interpretation of Fredericton's Centennial Building murals, the stained glass of Fredericton, the architectural landmarks of New Brunswick, and the recreation of Fred Ross's monumental war memorial mural at the University of New Brunswick. He has taught at St. Thomas University, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and the University of New Brunswick and authored more than twelve books, including Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History and 1967: New Brunswick's Centennial Building Murals.
The curator of history and technology at the New Brunswick Museum, Gary Hughes has published articles and curated numerous exhibitions on the military and architectural history of New Brunswick. He is the author of Music of the Eye: Architectural Drawings of Canada's First City 1822-1914.
Robert M. Leavitt began working with the Passamaquoddy language in the 1970s and first met David A. Francis when he was curriculum developer for the Passamaquoddy bilingual education program at Indian Township. He a professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where he was director of the Mi'kmaq-Maliseet Institute for fourteen years. He has written extensively about Passamaquoddy-Maliseet language, culture, and history, often in collaboration with David A. Francis.
Stuart Smith is professor emeritus of art history at the University of New Brunswick and a former director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He has contributed to numerous publications and has worked for many years to preserve New Brunswick's architectural heritage.
Shortlisted: Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award