The Visual Arts in Canada

The Visual Arts in Canada

The Twentieth Century

Book - 2010
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The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century charts the developments in Canadian art from the late-nineteenth century to the present with new essays by the country's leading art historians. A comprehensive overview, this volume embraces painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, andconceptual and cross-disciplinary art, as well as studies of art institutions and historiography. With such a remarkable scope, it is truly the first of its kind ever published. Each chapter explores the richness and diversity of Canadian art; topics range from impressionist painting to themultimedia work of First Nations artists, and from the Group of Seven to contemporary video production. Newly commissioned, carefully edited, and with 185 full-colour illustrations, The Visual Arts in Canada will appeal to general readers and students alike. An extensive index, as well as an appendix that list galleries and artist-run centres across the country, make this the definitive resource forCanadian art from the past century. Throughout the twenty chapters, readers will recognize favourite artists and encounter new ones - all of whom play an integral role in the country's visual history. The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century demonstrates what makes Canadian art so visually compelling, so enduringly relevant, and so ripe for study.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : University of Oxford Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780195421255
0195421256
Characteristics: xv, 480 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ;,27 cm.

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