Marc Grignon
Loing du Soleil
Architectural Practice in Quebec City
during the French Regime
Loing du Soleil discusses the production of architecture in Quebec City from the 1680s to the 1730s, at a time when the Canada was still a French colony. The author examines archival documents such as letters, contracts, account books, drawings, city views and maps in order to assess the contribution of builders and clients to the architectural designs of that period. Each chapter deals with the design process of a specific building or buildint type, and examines in detail such questions as the ambiguity of the architect’s role, the client’s preoccupation with prestige as well as his awareness of the city’s image as portrayed in city views.

Marc Grignon received his Ph.D. from the Deparment of Architecture at M.I.T. in 1991. He is currently assistant professor in the Department of History at Laval University in Quebec City. His book L’Art de l’Architecte : Three Centuries of Architectural Drawing in Quebec City, written in collaboration with Luc Noppen, examines drawings as clues to the understanding of the relations between architects, builders, and clients. He has also published several articles on Canadian architecture in scholarly journals.

Hors collection
Autres ouvrages publiés par des chercheurs du CELAT
American University Studies, Series IX, History, Vol. 165
Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 0-8204-2515-X., 1997
Non disponible au CELAT