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The Wind River Variations

The Wind River Variations

by Brian Brett
photographs by Fritz Mueller
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

The Wind River Variations is a collection of poems and prose-poems given birth by Brian Brett's participation in one of a series of river expeditions in the summer of 2003, introducing artists, environmentalists, writers, photographers, and Native elders to the hard-to-access glories of the three rivers — the Wind River, the Bonnet Plume River, and the Snake River that feed the Peel River which eventually flows into the Mackenzie River and the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean. These three rive …

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Jacques Hurtubise

Jacques Hurtubise

Catalogue raisonnée
edited by Sarah Fillmore
edition:Hardcover

Showcasing the major career highlights and some of the most recent work of abstract painter Jacques Hurtubise, this lavishly illustrated bilingual volume captures the key works of Hurtubise’s formidable fifty-plus year career, many of which have never been brought together in a major exhibition or publication.

This exceptional collection offers new insight into the development of Hurtubise’s paintings — from the early graphic abstract paintings in the 1960s and 1970s to the mask to the brus …

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Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971

Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971

edition:Hardcover

Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, an art book on the politics of urban conflict, is based on the work of Stan Douglas, one of Canada's most revered contemporary artists. His film and video installations, photographs, and other works use the conventions of cinema, music, and literature to construct historical and cultural narratives, many of which are grounded in the story of Vancouver, his hometown.

The book's eponymous image is a 30 x 50-foot translucent photo mural on tempered glas …

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Full Frontal T.O.

Full Frontal T.O.

Exploring Toronto's Architectural Vernacular
text by Shawn Micallef
by (photographer) Patrick Cummins
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : regional

Winner of the 2013 Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence
Shortlisted for the 2013 Toronto Book Award

The Toronto streetscape: how it looks, lives and changes over time, documented in over 400 photographs. For over thirty years, Patrick Cummins has been wandering the streets of Toronto, taking mugshots of its houses, variety stores, garages and ever-changing storefronts. Straightforward shots chronicle the same buildings over the years, or travel the length of a block, facade by facade. Other secti …

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Bitter Medicine

Bitter Medicine

A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Olivier was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend and cope with a devastating illness, frustrated by a health care system lacking in resources and empathy, the imperfect science of medication, and the strain of mental illness on familial relationships.

Throughout it all, Olivier, an accomplished visual artist, drew. His sketches, comic strips, and por …

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The Wayside

The Wayside

edition:Hardcover
tagged :

ALL NEW DRAWINGS FROM A NOTED ILLUSTRATOR

Julie Morstad has long excelled at illustration, often working in tandem with children's writers, but inThe Wayside, the storytelling potential of her fantastical pictures is fully realized. Within these pages Morstad's worlds unite, maintaining their ethereal, almost fairy-tale beauty and yet also offering a loose overarching synthesis through thematic and visual commonalities.

The work found herein combines the delicate line of Edward Gorey with the colo …

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Hark! A Vagrant

Hark! A Vagrant

edition:Hardcover
tagged : literary

FEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!

Hark! A Vagrantis an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens ofNew Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscathed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction.
She …

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Disappearance of Darkness

Disappearance of Darkness

Photography at the End of the Analog Era
by (photographer) Robert Burley
edition:Hardcover
tagged : history

Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of film-based photography, namely, the factories where film was produced and the labs that developed it. Burley's atmospheric large-format photographs transport viewers to rarely seen sites where the alchemy of the photographic process was practiced over the last century-from the Polaroid plant in Waltham, Massachusetts to the Kodak-Pathé plant in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, the bi …

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