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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.
Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings

Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings

Every Building on 100 West Hastings
edition:Paperback

The 100 block of Vancouver's West Hastings Street is the gateway to one of the most contested and controversial inner-city neighborhoods in North America--Vancouver's infamous and impoverished downtown eastside. Lining the south side of the block are Edwardian-era buildings that have born the brunt of shifting market forces over the years.
Developed in the wake of Vancouver's "emergence" as the terminus for the country's national railroad, the buildings in the area have been in decline since t …

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Bruno Bobak

Bruno Bobak

The Full Palette
edition:Hardcover
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Bruno Bobak became a professional artist before he was 20 years old, and more than 60 years later, his work remains vibrant and in demand by public galleries and collectors in North America and Europe. Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette celebrates his life and work. Five authors present Bobak's life and artistic development, stage by stage. Herb Curtis, a novelist and essayist, outlines the artist's early years in Hamilton, Ontario. Laura Brandon, curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum , descr …

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Chefs-d'oeuvre de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook

Chefs-d'oeuvre de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook

edited by Terry Graff
edition:Hardcover

Les collections d'œuvres d'art racontent des histoires qui reflètent les intérêts du collectionneur et de son époque. Chefs-d'œuvre de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook relate la vie rocambolesque de sir William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, aussi connu sous le nom de lord Beaverbrook, magnat de la presse multimillionnaire, éditeur de journaux arrogant, habile politicien, maître de la propagande, auteur et grand philanthrope.

En 1959, sir Max Aitken inaugure à Fredericton, au Nouveau-Brunswick, la Ga …

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Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

edited by Terry Graff
edition:Hardcover

Shortlisted, Best Atlantic Published Book Award and Canadian Regional Design Award

A major publication comprising 240 pages with 75 colour plates and 60 black-and-white photographs provides extensive documentation of the exhibition Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

. Along with a complete catalogue of artworks, it features an overview and history of the historic collection, along with curatorial commentary on each work of art by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Curator and Deputy Director, …

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A Modern Life

A Modern Life

Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960
edited by Ian Thom & Alan Elder
edition:Paperback

In 1949, the forest magnate, H.R. MacMillan, opened an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery entitled "Design for Living," a show which brought together design and artistic communities to create four imaginary households for postwar Vancouverites. It also heralded an unprecedented level of cooperation between the province's industry and its artists and craftspeople--a relationship that seemed to hold great promise for the development of art, furniture, and craft in BC.

The celebration of the co …

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Colour of My Dreams, The

Colour of My Dreams, The

The Surrealist Revolution in Art
edited by Dawn Ades
edition:Hardcover

A beautiful, panoptic companion to the most comprehensive Surrealist exhibition ever organized in Canada.

Since its origins in the 1920s, Surrealism has incited provocative ideas among the 20th century's greatest artists. This summer, an ambitious exhibition by the Vancouver Art Gallery will trace the development of the movement and its bold and inventive works. The Colour of My Dreams is a thematic history of the Surrealist movement, addressing the work of its major artists, including Hans Bell …

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