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Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave
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Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave

By Von Finckenstein, Maria

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002. Paperback. VG- very light interior foxing, minor corner and edge wear.. Color-illustrated wraps with yellow, tan and white lettering. viii, 202 pp. Color and BW illustrations. In 1970 a small group of young Inuit women in Pangnirtung on Baffin Island began to tell a story - a story about their past, their culture, their lives - a story told through woven pictures. The first book dedicated to the art form of tapestry weaving, Nuvisavik shows how weaving became a bridge between nomadic camp life and life in a permanent settlement. The tapestries, meticulously woven by women trained by their mothers as seamstresses, portray images wistfully remembered by elders in the community and captured by local artists. Both the drawings and the tapestries convey the pride of the Inuit in their culture. The tapestries are presented against a rich cultural and historical context. Two of the essays in the book are based on interviews with elders and reflect the colourful history of the Cumberland Sound, where sustained contact between Inuit and Americans and Scots began as early as the mid-nineteenth century. The cultural content of the tapestries is discussed by members of the Inuit community, decoding otherwise enigmatic and puzzling images. A wonderful blend of art history and cultural history, Nuvisavik will entertain the scholar and art collector as well as readers with a special interest in the history of the Canadian North. -Amazon.

$25.00

Indian Arts in Canada
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Indian Arts in Canada

By Dickason, Olive Patricia

Ottawa: Affaires indiennes et du Nord, 1972. Hardcover. VG- light corner and edge wear, and scuffing to boards.. Black and color-illustrated boards with white lettering. 138 pp. Mainly color illustrations. Contents: The Setting, and Some Early Impressions, Two Worlds Collide, Passionate Observers, Readjustment and Rebirth, Coming to Terms.

$25.00

Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art
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Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art

By Black, Martha

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1997. Paperback. VG- light wear and minor scuffing to wraps. Color-illustrated wraps with red, white, and black lettering. xv, 207 pp. BW and color illustrations and maps. The original Heiltsuk-speaking tribes inhabited the outer islands, protected inland waterways, and mainland fiords of the central Northwest Coast. In 1880 the Methodist Church made the Heiltsuk village of Bella Bella its base for mission work on the Northwest Coast. By the time missionary and doctor Reverend Richard W. Large arrived in 1898 the village outwardly resembled a European-style town, but Heiltsuk culture persisted. While the Heiltsuk absorbed, adapted, and appropriated aspects of Euro-Canadian culture to their needs, they also maintained their ancestral artistic traditions and spiritual ceremonies, sometimes under clandestine circumstances. Large was among the missionaries approached by museum agents to assist in the acquisition of artifacts, resulting in one of the most significant collections of Heiltsuk art in existence. Large's close association with the Heiltsuk as minister, physician, surgeon, administrator, justice of the peace, choirmaster, and teacher resulted in the uniqueness of his collection of artifacts and its documentation. His interest in folk medicine, mythology, and archaeology is evident in his published writings, which are a primary source for this study. Unlike many ethnological collectors, Large spent years in one community (1898-1910) and recorded specific, personal information. Also, as a physician and surgeon, he had power in, and access to, aboriginal society beyond that available to many missionaries. Large's collection is important to Native America art history, which has been hampered in the past by the assumption that aboriginal art is static through time, anonymous, and lacking in documentation. In its examination of the historical contextof the collection, the work is also a dynamic story of cultural clash and cultural exchange.

$38.00

David Rabinowitch: Werke, 1967-1976
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David Rabinowitch: Werke, 1967-1976

By Poetter, Jochen

Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 1992. Paperback. VG- light general wear.. Glossy color-photographic wraps with purple lettering. 242 pp. BW and color illustrations. Text in German. Catalog of an exhibition at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden from June 7 to August 116, 1992.

$38.00

Inuit women artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
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Inuit women artists: Voices from Cape Dorset

By Leroux, Odette; Marion E Jackson; Minnie Aodla Freeman; Canadian Museum of Civilization

Vancouver; Hull, Quebec; Seattle, Washington: Douglas & McIntyre; Canadian Museum of Civilization; University of Washington Press, 1994. Hardcover. VG- ex-museum library copy with stamps and a barcode sticker.. White boards with silver spine lettering. Ivory dust jacket with color illustration and gray lettering. 253 pp. 200 repros., 50 in full color. Includes the work of 9 artists: Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kenojuak Ashevak, Qaunak Mikkigak, Napachie Pootoogook, Pitaloosie Saila, Oopik Pitsiulak, Mayoreak Ashoona, and Ovilu Tunnillie. A delightful step into the Inuit culture, from the point of view of women.

$40.00

Index to nineteenth-century Canadian catalogues of art = Index des catalogues d'art parus au Canada au XIXe siècle
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Index to nineteenth-century Canadian catalogues of art = Index des catalogues d'art parus au Canada au XIXe siècle

By Jonathan Franklin

Ottowa: National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives = Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Bibliothèque et archives, 2004. Paperback. VG. Illustrated glued wraps. 2 Volumes. 982 pp., 1066 pp. Volume 1 covers letters A-L; Volume 2 covers letters M-Z. 266 source catalogues provided the entries for a staggering 43,629 named works of art in this massive compendium. These are works of art not only by Canadian artists. Any artist whose works were exhibited in Canada and included in a catalogue are included in this publication. Contents as follows: V. 1. List of catalogues, Artist index A-L -- v. 2. Artist index M-Z, Anonymous works, Collector index.

$350.00

Canadian Art from its Beginnings to 2000
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Canadian Art from its Beginnings to 2000

By Newlands, Anne

Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2000. Hardcover. VG/VG. Navy boards with gilt spine lettering. Glossy blue dust jacket with color-illustrations and red and white lettering. 355 pp. Color illustrations. In a country that can boast nearly 50,000 artists from its prehistoric beginnings to the present, it is a daunting challenge to compile a collection of some 300 artists that reflects the depth and breadth of Canada's art heritage. Yet in Canadian Art: From Its Beginnings to 2000, author Anne Newlands does just that. Departing from the usual narrative of standard Canadian art histories, Newlands organizes the artists alphabetically, thus removing them from predictable associations and chronological relationships and freeing us to forge new connections. The result is an original and engaging approach to the subject, one that at once refreshes, surprises and teaches. When the paintings of such artists as Emily Carr, Lawren S. Harris, Cornelius Krieghoff and Horatio Walker are placed side by side with works by Kenojuak Ashevak, General Idea, Maud Lewis, Bill Reid and Jeff Wall, the diversity and wonder of the creative process come irresistibly to life. -Amazon.

$45.00

The Group of Seven in Western Canada
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The Group of Seven in Western Canada

By Mastin, Catharine M.

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2002. Hardcover. VG/VG. Navy cloth boards with silver stamped lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with blue and gray lettering. 208 pp. Mainly color illustrations. For more than 80 years, The Group of Seven has been Canada's best-known art collective. Founded in 1920, the Group-Franklin Carmichael, Lawren S. Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank H. Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frederick H. Varley, A.J. Casson, Edwin Holgate, and Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald-was recognized for their strikingly bold, modernist and colourful images of the Canadian landscape. In creating their art, the Group also contributed greatly to Canada's emerging sense of identity. In their inaugural exhibition catalogue, the Group poignantly wrote: 'An art must grow and flower in the land before the country will be a real home for its people.' -Amazon.

$40.00

Alberta Society of Artsists; The First Seventy Years
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Alberta Society of Artsists; The First Seventy Years

By Kathy E Zimon

Calgary, Alta., Canada: University of Calgary Press, 2000. Hardcover. VG. Pictorial paper covered boards. 203 pp., 72+ color glossy plates.

$20.00

Terms of Engagement : Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson
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Terms of Engagement : Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson

By Conley, Christine and Kirsty Robertson

Kingston, Ontario: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2014. Paperback. NF. Color-photographic wraps with black/tan lettering. 63 pp. full of color images. The Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP) was launched in 2001 to embed artists alongside Canadian troops. Unlike earlier official war art programs, CFAP does not exhibit or collect the work produced by artists who volunteer for the privileged access it offers. This publication documents work by three artists who have recently been deployed to conflict zones as CFAP participants. Dick Averns was hosted by the Multinational Force and Observers at North Base, Sinai, in Egypt during 2009; nichola feldman-kiss was embedded with the United Nations Mission in Sudan in 2011; and Adrian Stimson was stationed at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar and Kandahar in Afghanistan in 2010. Working across the mediums of photography, video, sculpture and installation, the works in the exhibition reflect CFAP's arm's-length relationship with the military, which allows for greater independence of artistic expression. The artists are all conscious of the complex relation of culture to conflict, given their situation as embedded observers whose access to war zones depends upon military hospitality, protection and social networks. Compelled by narratives of genocide, the traumatic legacy of colonialism, and the War on Terror, the works presented here offer an encounter and critical engagement with Canada's place in the world. Co-published with the Esker Foundation. Exhibition: MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (18.01-09.03.2014) / Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada (26.04-10.08.2014) / Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada (27.09-14.12.204).

$25.00

Sculpture / Inuit: Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de l'Arctique canadien
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Sculpture / Inuit: Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de l'Arctique canadien

By Taylor, William E. Jr. et al.

England: Aidan Ellis Publishing, 1971. Softcover. VG- (Has average aging overall to covers, with some lines in paperback spine; a few pencillings in margins; pages are aging only slightly and illus. are clear.). Black and white and illus. wraps, mylar cover, 493 pp., many BW illus., 12 color illus. On spine and front cover: Sculpture / Inuit Eskimo. Majority of text is in English and French, with the foreword also in two native languages. An illustrated and lightly annotated catalogue of 405 pieces of carvings from the Inuit or Eskimos of northernmost North America. With essays by George Swinton, William E. Taylor Jr., and James Houston. Much to see here.

$30.00

Double jeu: identité et culture: Willie Cole, Ron Noganosh, Richard Purdy
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Double jeu: identité et culture: Willie Cole, Ron Noganosh, Richard Purdy

By Lupien, Jocelyne and Jen-Philippe Uzel

Quebec: Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 2004. Softcover. VG (Ex-art library, with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, otherwise crisp and clean.). Beige and color illus. wraps, French flaps, 96 pp., color illus. Text is in French and English. Issued in conjunction with a 2004 exhibition of artwork relevant to the theme of identity and culture. Features work by African-American artist Willie Cole (b. 1955), Ojibway artist Ron Noganosh (b. 1949), and Canadian artist Richard Purdy (b. 1953). With essays by Jocelyne Lupien and Jean-Philippe Uzel. Includes artist bios and full-color examples of their work. Interesting juxtapositions.

$28.00

Orange: L'événement d'art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe = Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe
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Orange: L'événement d'art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe = Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe

By Boucher, Melanie et al.

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec: Expression, Centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, 2005. Softcover. VG, clean, tight contents but art school ex-lib. with usual marks and some general shelf wear to covers.. Color-illus. white wraps. 252 pp. with color and bw images throughout. Text in French/English. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Expression, Centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Aug. 29-Oct. 12, 2003, featuring food in art.

$22.00

Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art

By Augaitis, Daina et al.

Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2006. Hardcover. VG-/VG- (corners lightly bumped/tiny tear at dj hinge). Red paper over boards; Black illus. dj.; 182 pp.; 140 color and bw figures. Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Vancouver Art Gallery; Exhibition included Haida works from the last two centuries, including totem poles, masks, baskets, plates, pipes, and much more; Beautiful photos and profuse information. "The core of this powerful assemblage is an exploration of the extraordinary achievement of Haida art, as art. Interwoven throughout the text and the finely reproduced images is a skillful intermingling of key themes: the defining myths of origins; the structures of ownership and privilege; the relationship of the people to the land; the influence of the early master-carvers; the monumental achievements of Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, and many others; the Haida and colonialism; and hybrid tendencies in contemporary Haida art. From oral histories and genealogies to the breakout aesthetics of contemporary Haida work in many media, this book celebrates a great art in a contemporary context."--Publisher's website.

$60.00

An Exhibition of Paintings by Contemporary Canadian Artists: Catalogue
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An Exhibition of Paintings by Contemporary Canadian Artists: Catalogue

By Housser, F.B.

Baltimore, Maryland: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1930. Softcover. NF interior; covers have light general shelf wear and mark on upper right front corner where sticker was removed.. Small green wraps with black image and lettering. 20 pp. plus 11 bw plates; bw frontis. Catalogue from the exhibition of May 4th to 28th, 1930. The exhibition was organized by The American Federation of Arts and the works selected by Mr. Eugene Savage, American artist known for his murals done under the WPA. The catalogue lists the 60 works on view by the 33 Canadian artists exhibiting in the show.

$75.00

The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists = L'Artiste Elle-Meme: autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada
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The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists = L'Artiste Elle-Meme: autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada

By Boutilier, Alicia and Tobi Bruce

Hamilton, Ontario: Agnes Etherington Art Centre / Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2015. Softcover. VG (Light wear to cover edges, otherwise nice.). Color pictorial wraps, 174 pp., color and BW illus. Text is in French and English. Issued in conjunction with a 2015-2016 series of exhibitions, "the first to focus on self-portraits by Canadian historical women artists, features paintings, textiles, drawings, prints, photographs, and film from the late 1700s to the early 1960s. ... Expands the genre's definition by moveing beyond the human face to propose the other forms of self-representation, from both settler and Indigenous perspectives. These works reveal how Canadian women artists have given profound expression to their personal, familiar, and communal identities across cultures, media, and time." (back cover) The annotated and illustrated catalogue presents 58 unique pieces. Interesting!

$32.00

Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art
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Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art

By Wight, Darlene Coward et al.

2013. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. VG. Black & color illus. boards, gray & color illus. dust jacket, 228 pp., 127 color illus., map. Issued in conjunction with a 2013 exhibition of Inuit art from the extensive collection held by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. "The genesis and evolution of contemporary Inuit art from its inception to the present day: from carvers in the 1950s, such as Johnny Inukpuk, to later storytellers in stone, such as Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, and in whale bone, such as Karoo Ashevak; and from pioneer graphic artist Jessie Oonark to artists working today in new and personal idioms, such as Shuvinai Ashoona. Charting dramatic transformations over six decades, this is a celebration of creative expression in the Arctic." (dj) The illustrated catalogue presents 115 pieces. Intriguing visuals.

$35.00

Selections from Pork Roasts: 250 Feminist Cartoons
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Selections from Pork Roasts: 250 Feminist Cartoons

By Rosenberg, Avis Lang

Vancouver, BC, Canada: Pink Primate Projects, 1981. Second Edition. Softcover. VG (Only slightly aged or worn.). Turquoise & color illus. stapled wraps, unpaginated, many BW drawings. Issued in conjunction with a 1981 exhibition of feminist cartoons from a variety of sources. Some have text in French, with some subtitles. An interesting collection that's still appropriate today.

$20.00

Canadian Georgian Furniture

By Webster, Donald Blake

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1981. Softcover. VG, clean, tight but with light cover wear at corners.. Orange, stapled wraps with color illus. and black lettering. 33 pp. with 23 bw illus. From the ROM Insight Series. This volume focuses on elegant formal furniture made in Canada in the early decades of the 19th century. It is a very readable introduction to one of the finest early decorative arts forms produced in Canada. Most of the 23 pieces of furniture illustrated are from the collections of the Canadiana Department of the Royal Ontario Museum. With comprehensive captions and a solid introduction.

$10.00

Iron: Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

By Arthur, Eric and Thomas Ritchie

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982. Hardcover. VG- with a hint of foxing to a few page edges. Else clean and tight.. Black cloth/boards; black lettering. DJ missing. 242 pp. with bw photos and illustrations throughout. The history of iron and iron works in Canada, including the technology and development of the industry, the various items made, the inventiveness and daring in 19th-century architecture with respect to iron, stoves, and iron ships and iron horses. Includes a helpful glossary. Quite informative.

$15.00

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