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Building New Brunswick (eBOOK)

Building New Brunswick (eBOOK)

320 pages
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.


Architect John Leroux has worked with several architectural firms in Toronto, Atlanta, and his hometown of Fredericton. An award-winning expert in historic building evaluation and restoration, he has also taught and lectured on architecture, art history, and design. He has published two books on Fredericton landmark architecture and has written numerous articles, including a biweekly column in The Telegraph-Journal.

John Leroux has practised in the fields of art history, architecture, visual art, curation, and education. He is currently the manager of collections and exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Leroux holds a bachelor of architecture degree from McGill University, a master’s in art history from Concordia University, and a PhD in history from the University of New Brunswick. He was a team member of Canada’s entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in architecture, and he has taught at the University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and St. Thomas University. Leroux is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Peter Powning: A Retrospective, The Lost City: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John, and Wabanaki Modern: The Artistic Legacy of the 1960s “Micmac Indian Craftsmen”.

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: Best Atlantic Published Book Award
Shortlisted: Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award