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Biography & Autobiography Artists, Architects, Photographers

Opposite Contraries

The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings

by (author) Emily Carr

Publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
May 2006
Category
Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926685786
    Publish Date
    Jul 2009
    List Price
    $15.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771000192
    Publish Date
    May 2006
    List Price
    $31.95

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This print-on-demand title is available by request from most booksellers.

Previously unpublished writings from Emily Carr's journals, notebooks and correspondence that provide fresh insights into the life and character of a Canadian legend. EMILY CARR (1871-1945) was an extraordinary writer and artist. Although primarily a painter, she first gained recognition as an author for her seven popular, critically acclaimed books about her journeys to Native communities and her stories about life as an artist, as a small child in Victoria at the turn of the last century and as a landlady. Susan Crean's introductions to the book and to each of the three sections provide an illuminating context, both historical and cultural, for this previously unpublished material and assess its contribution to the story of Emily Carr.

About the author

Beloved Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (December 13, 1871—March 2, 1945) was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied art in the U.S., England and France until 1911, when she moved back to British Columbia. Carr was most heavily influenced by the landscapes and First Nations cultures of British Columbia and Alaska. In the 1920s she came into contact with members of the Group of Seven and was later invited to submit her works for inclusion in a Group of Seven exhibition. They named her The Mother of Modern Arts about five years later.

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