For many years some of the finest craftsmen throughout North America laboured in factories large and small to produce carriages and sleighs. This book celebrates their skills and artistry.
This full-colour book presents the full range of vehicles they produced: carts, carriages, sleighs, buggies and slovens -- from the very grand opera bus to the functional ox wagon. The text looks at design developments, the variety of usage and technological details.
This book draws on one of the finest collections of horse-drawn vehicles in North America, at New Brunswick's Kings Landing Settlement near Fredericton, with photographs were taken on site with animators in period costume and horses harnessed. It shows how the carriage-making industry in New Brunswick developed over time, relative to the development of roads.
About the authors
Peter Dickinson is a professor at Simon Fraser University, where he holds a joint appointment in the School for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of English. He is also Director of SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies and Associate Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Peter has published extensively on queer Canadian theatre and performance and his produced plays include The Objecthood of Chairs and Long Division.
RICHARD WILBUR has maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian history and a freelance journalist. His books include Rise of French New Brunswick and Silver Harvest, the Fundy Weirmen`s Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate Award. He lives in St. Andrews NB.
Brian Atkinson is one of Canada’s finest photographers. He has worked as a professional photographer for over fifteen years with magazines such as Equinox and Men’s Journal. His work has taken him to over forty countries including Guatemala, Ethiopia, Kosovo, and Mozambique. He lives near Fredericton and is the author of a photographic book on the city, Fredericton, republished in 2011.
Other titles by Peter Dickinson
My Vancouver Dance History
Story, Movement, Community
Queer Canadian Performance Texts
Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance
New Essays on Canadian Theatre Volume 8
World stages, local audiences
Essays on performance, place and politics
Screening Gender, Framing Genre
Canadian Literature into Film