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ALBERTA QUILTS
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ALBERTA QUILTS

By Sandra Morton Weizman/ Elyse Eliot-Los

Edmonton 1984: University of Toronto Press 1972, 1984. Book is in very good condition, front and back covers show red and white quilt patterns. Frontispiece of the 1932 Quilt Exhibition at the H.B.C. Department store Edmonton. "The 'history of Alberta Quilts' Project began in the summer of 1982. Much of the following year and a half was spent travelling around Alberta, interviewing quilters, conducting oral histories as well as researching those quilts which we found. We were interested only in quilts which were made, or at least finished in Alberta... we are attempting to document the history of Alberta-made quilts, and to contribute to material history research of the 20th century and to the existing body of knowledge on women's domestic arts in Western Canada." (S Wiezman & E Eliot-Los, Preface 1984). First Edition 1972. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$40.00

GASOLINE, OIL, AND PAPER
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GASOLINE, OIL, AND PAPER

By David Alexander, John O'Brian

Saskatoon Canada: Mendell Art Gallery Near fine condition, soft cover which is styled as crumpled oily paper with tape marks and holes. Inside, front cover has map of Emily Carr's painting places, back cover has publisher details. Catelogue contains chronology and bibliography. Filled with many black and white, and full colour reproductions of Emily Carr's inspirational and ground-breaking work, compiled by the Mendell Art Gallery. "Gasoline, Oil, and Paper: The 1930's Oil-On-Paper Paintings of Emily Carr takes up two strands of investigation: first, Carr's intensive use of a new and flexible medium and, second, the phenomenon of artistic indebtedness and the anxiety it produces in artists confronting a powerful predecessor... The Mendell takes great pleasure in presenting Oil, Gasoline, and Paper to celebrate the life and work of a great Canadian artist." âTerry Fenton, Director. First Edition 1995. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Emily Carr.

$25.00

FROM THE WILD : Portfolios of North America's Finest Wildlife Artists
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FROM THE WILD : Portfolios of North America's Finest Wildlife Artists

By Hume, Christopher (Ed)

Toronto Ontario Canada: Summerhill Press, 1986. Cream cloth-covered boards, gilt stamped lettering; slight "dint" in top edge adjacent to spine; former owner's neat small label on front pastedown. Illustrated dust jacket; light rubbing; toning to inside edges. 192 pages including Lists of Illustrations. Beautiful full page reproductions of the work of Robert Bateman, Claudio D'Angelo, Bob Kuhn, Fenwick Lansdowne, Glen Loates, George McLean, Stanley Meltzoff, Lanford Monroe, Ron Parker, Roger Tory Peterson, John Schoenherr, Terry Shortt. Introduction by David M Lank which traces the evolution and development of wild-life drawing and painting and discusses the work of each artist individually. Errata page laid in. A handsome volume, beautifully presented with reproductions of the work of 12 of the finest North American artists.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" Horizontal . Clear Brodart-protected jacket.

$45.00

FLYING COLOURS: The Toni Onley Story
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FLYING COLOURS: The Toni Onley Story

By Onley, Toni (as told to Gregory Strong)

Madeira Park BC Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2002. Brown boards - faded line at bottom edge of front cover; gilt stamped lettering to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Very clean, sound copy. 336 pages including: detailed Index; Chronology of artist's life. Numerous illustrations, many in colour: photographs; 32 plates reproducing the artist's work. Known for his serene and spectacular landscapes, in his autobiography, Toni Onley provides a portrait in words of his colourful life - an engaging account of his exploits, insights into the creative process and illustrations representing the stages of his artistic career.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Toni Onley. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart-protected jacket.

$25.00

THE WALLS OF INDIA
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THE WALLS OF INDIA

By Woodcock, George (prose); Onley, Toni (paintngs)

Toronto Canada: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1985. Blue cloth-covered boards; fading to edges. Pictorial dust jacket; fading to spine and front; back rubbed; 1/2" tear to back fold of spine. Very clean sound copy. 136 pages illustrated with a number of full page coloured plates - reproductions of Toni Onley's paintings; black and white annotated maps of journey - Rajasthan, Kerala, Orissa, Darjeeling, Delhi. The book, featuring Onley's paintings, is Woodcock's captivating account of an unusual journey - immensely readable, visually splendid, thoughtful and provoking. Encompassing the striking contrasts that exist within the country itself, the book provides a moving portrait of an ancient country and a civilization in transition. (from flyleaf). First Edition (stated). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Toni Onley. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Clear Brodart Covering.

$30.00