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Picture This: Amazing Canadian Photography Books
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Picture This: Amazing Canadian Photography Books

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As with many things relating to art, photography is somewhat subjective. What one person thinks is "grandiose", another may think is "derivative". In Canada, we are lucky to have phenomenal photographers and book publishers creating stunning works. Ranging from landscape to urban, black and white to colour, these books most certainly deserve to be looked at, thumbed-through and placed upon coffee-tables across the country.
Fred Herzog: Photographs

Fred Herzog: Photographs

Photographs
edition:Hardcover

The definitive book about the stunning oeuvre of a pioneer of colour photography -- Vancouver's Fred Herzog.

 

For more than five decades, Fred Herzog has focused his lens on street life, and his striking colour photographs -- of vacant lots, second-hand shops, neon signs and working-class people -- evoke nostalgia in an older generation and inspire wide-eyed revelation in a younger one.

 

The images that we now consider iconic once relegated Herzog to the margins: his bold use of colour was unusual …

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Roy Arden: Against the Day

Roy Arden: Against the Day

edition:Hardcover

Over the past two decades, Roy Arden has become one of Canada's most respected artists. Along with that of Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Rodney Graham and Stan Douglas, his work has contributed to Vancouver's reputation as a vital centre for contemporary photographic art. This important book looks at Arden's unique approach to photography and his investigations into modern city life.

Arden's work can be divided into three periods. From 1981 to 1985 he produced Fragments, lyrical colour portraits and ur …

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The Edward Curtis Project

The Edward Curtis Project

A Modern Picture Story
by Marie Clements
photographs by Rita Leistner
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Edward Curtis saw his job as that of creating a photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian.” His work therefore became as much a projection of colonial attitudes upon aboriginal peoples as it was an authentic record of their lives.

The Edward Curtis Project began when the Presentation House Theatre commissioned Marie Clements to write a play that would stage the issues raised by Curtis’ monumental but controversial achievement?to dramatize not only the creation …

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Polaroids

Polaroids

Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

Attila Richard Lukacs is one of Canada's most talented and controversial contemporary artists. He is best known for his epic paintings that depict masculine, homoerotic imagery, featuring figures such as gay skinheads and military cadets. His work has been exhibited at documenta in Kassel, Germany, as well as in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Cologne, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, among others; he has also had numerous shows, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of …

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Closer to Home

Closer to Home

The Author and the Author Portrait
by (photographer) Terence Byrnes
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Closer to Home: The Author and the Author Portrait fixes its gaze on writers as we seldom see them. These photographs, and the stories that accompany them, were captured where the writers live, work, or play. The result is a series of portraits that take us inside writers’ lives and inside the process of making portraits—all served with a touch of refined literary gossip.These are writers unplugged. Not from their word processors but from centuries of visual cliché.Through his own work as a …

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The Lens of Time

The Lens of Time

A Repeat Photography of Landscape Change in the Canadian Rockies
edition:Paperback
tagged : regional, ecology

Look through The Lens of Time : A Repeat Photography of Landscape Change in the Canadian Rockies, with two expert observers who have been examining landscape change in the Canadian Rockies for over twenty-five years - national park biologist Cliff White and Canadian Rockies historian Ted Hart. Working with historical photographs, White has retraced the steps of the original photographers and taken new shots in the same locales, a technique known as "repeat photography." Comparing these images si …

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