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The Resource A commerce of taste : church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914, Barry Magrill, (electronic resource)

A commerce of taste : church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914, Barry Magrill, (electronic resource)

Label
A commerce of taste : church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914
Title
A commerce of taste
Title remainder
church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914
Statement of responsibility
Barry Magrill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • How books of church drawings marketed taste and status alongside social change
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Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Magrill, Barry
Dewey number
726.5/0971
LC call number
NA5244
LC item number
.M34 2012
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two
Series volume
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religious architecture
  • Pattern books
  • Gothic revival (Architecture)
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Architecture religieuse
  • Livres de modèles
  • Néo-gothique (Architecture)
  • Canada
  • Canada
Summary expansion
In the late-nineteenth century the circulation of pattern books featuring medieval church architecture in England facilitated an unprecedented spread of Gothic revival churches in Canada. Engaging several themes around the spread of print culture, religion, and settlement, A Commerce of Taste details the business of church building. Drawing upon formal architectural analysis and cultural theory, Barry Magrill shows how pattern books offer a unique way of studying the relationships between taste, ideology, privilege, social change, and economics. Taste was a concept used to legitimize British - and to an extent Anglican - privilege, while other denominations resisted their aesthetic edicts. Pattern books eventually lost control of the exclusivity associated with taste as advances in printing technology and transatlantic shipping brought more books into the marketplace and readerships expanded beyond the professional classes. By the early twentieth century taste had become diluted, the architect had lost his heroic status, and architectural distinctions among denominations were less apparent. Drawing together the history of church building and the broader patterns of Canadian social and historical development, A Commerce of Taste presents an alternative perspective on the spread of religious monuments in Canada by looking squarely at pattern books as sources of social conflict around the issue of taste
Label
A commerce of taste : church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914, Barry Magrill, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- The rise of commercial society in pre-confederation Canada -- Economy and religion from the Maritimes to Upper Canada -- Selling ecclesiology as identity in the Dominion of Canada -- Property ownership and church-building : the financial structure of churches in Ontario -- The spread of empire in western Canada : railway, religion, and church-building -- An unfinished business of western expansion -- The influence of US artistic, cultural, and economic capital -- Conclusion -- Appendix : biographies of pattern book authors -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
  • The Rise of Commercial Society in Pre-Confederation Canada -- Economy and Religion from the Maritimes to Upper Canada -- Selling Ecclesiology as Identity in the Dominion of Canada -- Property Ownership and Church-Building: The Financial Structure of Churches in Ontario -- The Spread of Empire in Western Canada: Railway, Religion, and Church-Building -- An Unfinished Business of Western Expansion -- The Influence of US Artistic, Cultural, and Economic Capital -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Biographies of Pattern Book Authors
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000802179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 216 p.
Isbn
9780773539839
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012460514
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000802179
Label
A commerce of taste : church architecture in Canada, 1867-1914, Barry Magrill, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- The rise of commercial society in pre-confederation Canada -- Economy and religion from the Maritimes to Upper Canada -- Selling ecclesiology as identity in the Dominion of Canada -- Property ownership and church-building : the financial structure of churches in Ontario -- The spread of empire in western Canada : railway, religion, and church-building -- An unfinished business of western expansion -- The influence of US artistic, cultural, and economic capital -- Conclusion -- Appendix : biographies of pattern book authors -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
  • The Rise of Commercial Society in Pre-Confederation Canada -- Economy and Religion from the Maritimes to Upper Canada -- Selling Ecclesiology as Identity in the Dominion of Canada -- Property Ownership and Church-Building: The Financial Structure of Churches in Ontario -- The Spread of Empire in Western Canada: Railway, Religion, and Church-Building -- An Unfinished Business of Western Expansion -- The Influence of US Artistic, Cultural, and Economic Capital -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Biographies of Pattern Book Authors
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000802179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 216 p.
Isbn
9780773539839
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012460514
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000802179

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