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While there are some excellent studies of different facets of Alberta's architecture, there is no one comprehensive history that sets out building types and styles as well as eras.

Because of the leadership of Alberta Culture in the designation and protection of historic buildings enshrined in legislation, the Ministry in its various incarnations (Alberta Culture, Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism, and, finally, Alberta Community Development) has played an important role in promoting and publishing research on the architectural heritage. Important publications include:

This book is one of a series published jointly by Alberta Culture and the Canadian Plains Research Center. Their common objective is to bring to public notice the diverse aspects of Alberta history as evidenced in Alberta\'s historical resources. Each is a result of scholarly research by a specialist who has approached the significant historical topic from the vantage point of the associated historic sites. Bryan P. Melnyk, Calgary Builds: The Emergence of an Urban Landscape(Regina: Alberta Culture and the Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1985)
Modern Architecture in Alberta is the third in a series of books jointly published by Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism and the Canadian Plains Research Center. The book traces the development of Modern architecture in Alberta since 1925, with particular emphasis on public buildings in Calgary and Edmonton. The author, Trevor Boddy, achieves a balance in his study between architectural history and criticism. The general progression is from historical commentary, utilizing stylistic analysis for the oldest buildings, to a more critical and sociological treatment of recent architectural developments. The overall structure charts change through the history of ideas in architectural design.

Trevor Boddy, Modern Architecture in Alberta (Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism and the Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1987)

On the prairies, the small town rests comfortably in the collective memory as a setting of childhood innocence, social familarity and stability. Prairie towns are historically important as symbols of social values, as the bridge between country and city, and as important urban centers in their own right. While a few studies have looked at specific towns, Donald Wetherell and Irene Kmet\'s study is the first to create a composite portrait of Albreta small towns from 1880 until 1947.

Donald G. Wetherell and Irene R. A. Kmet, Town Life: Main Street and the Evolution of Small Town Alberta, 1880-1947 (Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press and Alberta Community Development, 1995)

Housing has been a crucial element in the economic growth of Alberta, playing an important part in the government\'s economic and social policy and shaping the provice\'s urban landscape. Donald Wetherell and Irene Kmet have drawn upon an extensive range of archival, visual and printed sources to write a comprehensive history of housing in Alberta from the late nineteenth century until the 1960s. Through a focus on the houses of ordinary people, the authors examine design, materials and methods of construction, government policy and economic and social aspects of housing in Alberta.

Donald G. Wetherell and Irene R. A. Kmet, Homes in Alberta. Buildings Trends and Design, 1870–1967 (The University of Alberta Press, 1991)

Planning your Heritage Interpretation Programme.

Various authors, Heritage Notes: Planning for Heritage Resources, Alberta Community Development.

Legacy Magazine.

Various authors, Legacy Magazine

The Magazine for the Heritage Canada Foundation.

Various authors, Heritage: The Magazine of the Heritage Canada Foundation, Heritage Canada

Various authors, Edmonton: Art Gallery of Alberta,  2007

Various authors, Edmonton: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2007

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