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Books of the public galleries of Canada

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Public galleries and art museums throughout Canada publish exceptional books on art. These are some of them. Browse the list or search all of Bookshelf by gallery name, e.g. Vancouver Art Gallery or Art Gallery of Alberta.
Substance over Spectacle

Substance over Spectacle

Contemporary Canadian Architecture
edited by Andrew Gruft
edition:Paperback
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Substance over Spectacle presents the best and brightest architectural work in Canada in the last ten years, providing a representative sample of Canadian architectural practice since the early nineties, and demonstrating a specific Canadian sensibility that is unlike any architectural trend elsewhere in the world. The book also explores ssues of viability, sustainability, community, and utility as they relate to the Canadian architectural experience.

Included is the work of 25 architects from ev …

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Lucky Rabbit

Lucky Rabbit

Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie in an ancient garden
edition:Paperback
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Susan Feindel

Susan Feindel

See Below
edition:Paperback
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George McLean

George McLean

The Living Landscape
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

For more than forty years, George McLean has lived in a stone farmhouse on 100 acres of land in Grey County, Ontario. On his daily walks, he looks for a moment that will inspire him — the first step in a process that can take up to a year to yield a single painting.

McLean's densely layered depictions of the natural world emerge directly from his intense interest in wildlife. In this sumptuous book, Virginia Eichhorn, Adam Duncan Harris, and Tom Smart examine the development of McLean's art and …

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PhotoGraphic Encounters

PhotoGraphic Encounters

The Edges and Edginess of Reading Prose Pictures and Visual Fictions
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Literacy is broadly understood to refer to the ability to read and write. But the term is heavily value-laden and is often used to elevate print at the expense of other forms of communication. In PhotoGraphic Encounters, the authors challenge this reductive notion of literacy and propose instead an integrated span of literacies: reaching across disciplinary boundaries to discover a text that draws upon both the visual and the verbal. PhotoGraphic Encounters discusses Canadian writers like Margar …

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