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Takao Tanabe

by Ian Thom, contributions by Nancy Tousley & Jeffrey Spalding, edited by Roald Nasgaard

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Takao Tanabe is one of Canada's most distinguished painters and teachers. His career has taken him to Europe, the United States and Japan, but his first love has always been the landscape of his home province, British Columbia. A tireless supporter of the visual arts in Canada, Tanabe is the recipient of several honorary degrees, as well as the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Award.

 

Takao Tanabe is the first major publication on this important Canadian artist. This comprehensive study of Tanabe's life and work helps to mark his position as a leading painter of his generation and one of the most significant landscape painters in Canadian art.

Ian Thom, Senior Curator-Historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery, traces Tanabe's career in a biographical essay, while his artistic development is examined in three essays by leading Canadian writers.

This book was published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Nancy Tousley

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Jeffrey Spalding

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Roald Nasgaard is professor emeritus in art history at Florida State University. His long and distinguished museum career includes fifteen years as chief curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is the author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimed Abstract Painting in Canada.
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Editorial Reviews

"Douglas & McIntyre has clearly taken stock of current standards in international art-book publishing -- this is an up-to-date volume with a clean look that adds some publishing style to the mix."

— Canadian Art

"This is an elegant and long-over-due showcase of the complex work of gifted Canadian artist Takao Tanabe."

— Globe & Mail

"This is not just a superbly produced book, with no expense spared on the quality of paper and colour reproduction, it is an expertly written book."

— Books in Canada

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