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Art Books

Fascinating imagery and top-notch design make it hard to resist art books. But it's often challenging for publishers to turn a profit. more

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Many extraordinary illustrated books on Indigenous art were published this year in Canada – and more are coming soon. more

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It's been a banner year for books about Canadian fine craft and design. more

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Many recent books on the market (or soon to be) focus on the art of photography. more

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Several new books tell the stories of women artists, including Mary Schäffer, an adventurous writer, painter and photographer. more

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We reached out to the arts community for suggestions of favourite books, new and old. more

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Colourful mixed-media works that feature buffaloes, teepees and the like are the stars of this 175-page hardcover book. Each image is accompanied by an explanatory note. more

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Senior British Columbia artist Takao Tanabe is best known for his paintings, which range from early experiments with abstract expressionism to recent large-scale portrayals of the Canadian landscape. more

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A bizarre mock restaurant – complete with a soundtrack of a lion eating – is the subject of this saucy little book about Calgary-based artist Rita McKeough’s recent exhibition at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. more

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The Art of James Marshall is a beautiful coffee table book featuring Marshall's life, told through his vast and varied body of work (including his pencil drawings, large-scale murals, ceramic art and photography). more

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"This Place: Calgary 2004 to 2011" Cover

Courtesy Richard White

George Webber and Aritha van Herk "This Place: Calgary 2004 to 2011", published by Frontenac House Media Ltd. more

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"Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections"

Published by Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg) 2010

Books about museum collections tend to dominate coffee tables. As publications, they’re thumbed-through, admired for their big glossy presence and maybe read once in a while. In this sense, Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections is different. more

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"The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History"

Published by University of Washington Press (Seattle/London) & Douglas & McIntyre (Vancouver, BC) 2010

Standing tall and instantly recognizable in its connection to the culture of west coast First Nations, the totem pole has more than its share of misinformation attached to it more

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"The Life and Art of George Fertig:" book cover from the "Unheralded Artists of B.C." series.

John Cameron

The Life of Art of George Fertig is the third book in the Unheralded Artists of BC series founded by Mona Fertig and her husband, Peter Hasse. more

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Canada’s Group of Seven painted a spirited wilderness strikingly different from the then-popular pastoral landscapes. The group found inspiration in the work of Tom Thomson, who died in 1917 while urging his friends to create a Canadian aesthetic. more

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