St. Andrews Architecture 1604–1966

By John Leroux
By (artist) Thaddeus Holownia

St. Andrews Architecture 1604–1966
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In this book John Leroux and Thaddeus Holownia explore the rich architectural heritage of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. From the site of the first attempt at permanent European-based architecture in Canada on St. Croix Island in 1604 to the rational grid of streets developed upon ... Read more


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In this book John Leroux and Thaddeus Holownia explore the rich architectural heritage of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. From the site of the first attempt at permanent European-based architecture in Canada on St. Croix Island in 1604 to the rational grid of streets developed upon the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists in the 1780s, from modest wooden Cape Cod cottages and mercantile buildings to refined Georgian manors and grand Shingle Style summer homes, St Andrews exhibits an impressive diversity of styles, building materials and techniques. St. Andrews Architecture attempts to articulate the social history of this town, demonstrating how architecture can unmistakably expresses the spirit of a place and of the people who built it.

John Leroux

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”.

Thaddeus Holownia

Thaddeus Holownia is emeritus professor of fine arts at Mount Allison University. His photographs have been exhibited and collected at museums throughout North America and Europe.

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