Charles BaillairgŽ: Architect and Engineer

Front Cover
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1989 - Architecture - 201 pages
1 Review
During his career as an architect, he designed major public buildings such as the Quebec Music Hall, Laval University, Sainte-Marie de Beauce church, and Dufferin Terrace, and was supervising architect for the first Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. He was responsible for introducing Gothic and Greek Revival styles to Quebec city and fostered the use of contemporary materials in residential and commercial structures. Christina Cameron's biography of this remarkable man includes an analysis of innovations in architectural design and construction technology in Quebec City during the middle of the nineteenth century, and includes a discussion of the radical change in the role of the architect from the architect/artisan of the previous century to the professional man who no longer took any part in the actual construction. In this first full-scale study of Baillairgé, Cameron has provided a fascinating picture not only of the life of an important architect but of developments in Canadian architecture during this period.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
xvii
The Making of an Architect Engineer and Surveyor
3
Baillairgé the Professional Man
13
First Commissions Experiments in Neoclassicism and the Gothic Revival
19
Discovering Greek Revival Quebec Music Hall
39
Innovations in Construction Technology Laval University Buildings
59
Religious Commissions SainteMarie de Beauce
69
First Mishaps Department of Public Works
75
Success Controversy and Failure Ottawa Parliament Buildings
94
Quebec City Engineer
110
Baillairgé the Educator
130
Professional Standards
139
Conclusion
146
Summary Catalogue of Architectural Works by Charles Baillairgé
153
Genealogy of Charles Baillairgé
157
Bibliography of Primary Source Material
161

Parliament Buildings Competition and the Quebec Jail
82

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information