Unique among the artist's published works for its combination of words and drawings, this charming addition to the Emily Carr Library presents a poignant yet wry account of her convalescence in the English countryside.
While studying at the Westminster School of Art in London, England, Emily Carr so undermined her health by overwork that she was sent for complete rest to a sanatorium in the country for eighteen long months. She recorded the story of her convalescence in a sketchbook. Her active mind and restless nature rebelled at the hospital restrictions enforcing rest. Undaunted, she managed to make friends, raise birds and get into mischief.
Pause is the final volume in the completely redesigned set of seven books by the legendary Canadian artist and writer, renowned not only for her powerful paintings but also for her extraordinarily vivid prose.
About the authors
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.
Ian M. Thom is a Senior Curator-Historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Involved in Canadian art museums for more than thirty years, he has also held senior curatorial positions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. He has organized more than one hundred exhibitions and written numerous articles and authored or co-authored many books, including Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Andy Warhol: Images, Art BC, E.J. Hughes, Takao Tanabe, B.C. Binning, Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon and Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
Other titles by Emily Carr
Autobiographical Sketches by Emily Carr
Sister and I from Victoria to London
From Victoria to London
Studio Billie's Calendar
A Perpetual Calendar
Childhood in Victoria
Early Voices — Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914
Sister and I in Alaska
Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings
This and That
The Lost Stories of Emily Carr
Penguin Black Classics: Klee Wyck
Penguin Black Classics Edition
Hundreds and Thousands
The Journals of Emily Carr
Other titles by Ian Thom
Masterworks from the Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Emily Carr Collected
Shore, Forest and Beyond
Art from the Audain Collection
Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast
A Modern Life
Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960
Masterworks from British Columbia