Echoes of Empire

Echoes of Empire

Victoria & Its Remarkable Buildings

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Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is home to some of the finest turn-of-the-century architecture in Canada.

Through Ward's wry, piercing and knowledgeable eye, we meet Francis Rattenbury, the flamboyant twenty-five-yearold designer of the opulent Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel, whose career dissolved in scandal; Robert Dunsmuir, the tycoon who built an extravagant Scottish baronial castle; artist Emily Carr, premier Amor De Cosmos, and the Natives, missionaries and military men who made Victoria a city where cedar shakes, classical columns, pagoda roofs and heavenly spires jostle in a beautiful and contented ensemble.
In Echoes of Empire, Robin Ward describes 65 of Victoria's best-known sites, with delightful commentary on the people who commissioned them, designed them, built them and occupied them.

Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., c1996
ISBN: 9781550171228
Branch Call Number: 971.128 WAR
Characteristics: 362 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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