Hallowed Timbers

By (author): Susan Hyde

From the grandest, most ornate church to the tiniest, most humble chapel, Cape Breton Island’s houses of worship possess a timeless charm. In these pages, we join Susan Hyde and Michael Bird as they travel the winding roads of Cape Breton — along the windswept coast, through sheltered river valleys, and up rugged peaks — on an inspirational tour of over sixty remarkable churches. The authors’ outstanding photographs and informed commentary reveal the architectural and historical significance of these beautiful structures and provide an affectionate record of Cape Breton’s hallowed timbers.

Both native Cape Bretoners and visitors “from away” will be sure to treasure this wonderful tribute to the Island’s unique sacred buildings and the people who made them sanctuaries of solace and inspiration, worship and celebration.

AUTHOR

Susan Hyde

After completing her PhD at the University of British Columbia, Susan Hyde accepted a position on the East Coast. During her eight years in Cape Breton, she fell in love with Maritime architecture and began photographing and researching the Island’s picturesque wooden churches. Hallowed Timbers is the result. Susan Hyde and Michael Bird are married and live in Waterloo, Ontario. She is a psychologist at a Southern Ontario health centre.

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From the grandest, most ornate church to the tiniest, most humble chapel, Cape Breton Island’s houses of worship possess a timeless charm. In these pages, we join Susan Hyde and Michael Bird as they travel the winding roads of Cape Breton — along the windswept coast, through sheltered river valleys, and up rugged peaks — on an inspirational tour of over sixty remarkable churches.

The authors’ outstanding photographs and informed commentary reveal the architectural and historical significance of these beautiful structures and provide an affectionate record of Cape Breton’s hallowed timbers.

Both native Cape Bretoners and visitors “from away” will be sure to treasure this wonderful tribute to the Island’s unique sacred buildings and the people who made them sanctuaries of solace and inspiration, worship and celebration.


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From the grandest, most ornate church to the tiniest, most humble chapel, Cape Breton Island’s houses of worship possess a timeless charm. In these pages, we join Susan Hyde and Michael Bird as they travel the winding roads of Cape Breton — along the windswept coast, through sheltered river valleys, and up rugged peaks — on an inspirational tour of over sixty remarkable churches. The authors’ outstanding photographs and informed commentary reveal the architectural and historical significance of these beautiful structures and provide an affectionate record of Cape Breton’s hallowed timbers.

Both native Cape Bretoners and visitors “from away” will be sure to treasure this wonderful tribute to the Island’s unique sacred buildings and the people who made them sanctuaries of solace and inspiration, worship and celebration.

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Details

Dimensions:

128 Pages
8in * 8in * 0.6in
587gr

Published:

May 01, 1995

Publisher:

Goose Lane Editions

ISBN:

9781550461213

Book Subjects:

ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious

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Language:

eng

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