The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of "roadside memory," a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment. This is Michael Kluckners watercolour record of these places and the stories they tell.
The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of "roadside memory," a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of BC's history. Michael Kluckner began painting his personal map of the province in a watercolour sketchbook. In 1999, after he put a few of the sketches on his website, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era of the province. Vanishing British Columbia is a record of these places and the stories they tell, presenting a compelling argument for stewardship of regional history in the face of urbanization and globalization.
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Vanishing British Columbia gives us our province as it was, even as it's changing into something else. Vancouver Sun Vanishing British Columbia uses words and images to examine ethnic sites and diverse roadside towns and worlds. Historic towns, houses, railways, and more are given strong social and historical treatment in a moving tribute to a vanishing world. Library Bookwatch and Internet Bookwatch If regional history is of interest to you, you'll appreciate the rich treasure trove that is Kluckner's project- at times it is like rummaging around in a forgotten drawer in your grandparents' basement. Tidepool
About Michael Kluckner
Michael Kluckner is a writer, artist, and heritage activist who has spent decades exploring the highways and byways of British Columbia. His published works include Vancouver the Way It Was,Paving Paradise, Vanishing Vancouver, The Pullet Surprise: A Year on an Urban Farm, and Canada: A Journey of Discovery. He is also a regular contributor to Canadian Geographic and Harrowsmith Country Life. He lives on a small farm in Langley, British Columbia, dividing his time between art, culture and agriculture.
Table of Contents
Themes & Variations
Hope-Princeton & Tulameen
The Cariboo & the Chilcotin
Additional Notes & Acknowledgments
Vanishing British Columbia by Michael Kluckner
Used - Very Good
University of British Columbia Press
Runner-up for Book Writing Competition on BC History, British Columbia Historical Federation 2005 (Canada) Short-listed for Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Book Prize, British Columbia Book Awards 2005 (Canada)
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