The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century
Brian Foss, Sandra Paikowsky, Anne Whitelaw
Oxford University Press, 2010 - Art - 480 pages
The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century charts the developments in Canadian art from the late-nineteenth century to the present with new essays by the country's leading art historians. A comprehensive overview, this volume embraces painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, and
conceptual and cross-disciplinary art, as well as studies of art institutions and historiography. With such a remarkable scope, it is truly the first of its kind ever published. Each chapter exploresthe richness and diversity of Canadian art; topics range from impressionist painting to the
multimedia work of First Nations artists, and from the Group of Seven to contemporary video production.
Newly commissioned, carefully edited, and with 185 full-colour illustrations, The Visual Arts in Canada will appeal to general readers and students alike. An extensive index, as well as an appendix that list galleries and artist-run centres across the country, make this the definitive resource for
Canadian art from the past century.
Throughout the twenty chapters, readers will recognize favourite artists and encounter new ones - all of whom play an integral role in the country's visual history.
The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century demonstrates what makes Canadian art so visually compelling, so enduringly relevant, and so ripe for study.
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