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Emily Carr : new perspectives on a Canadian icon

Author: Emily CarrCharles C HillJohanne LamoureuxIan M ThomNational Gallery of Canada.All authors
Publisher: Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This groundbreaking book - based on an equally ambitious exhibition co-created by the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery - revisits Emily Carr and her world through the eyes of three distinguished senior curators and seven equally distinguished critics and essayists." "Complementing the essays are more than 300 images printed in full colour or in halftones. Among them are artworks from the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
In art Exhibitions
Named Person: Emily Carr; Emily Carr; Emily Carr; Emily Carr
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Carr; Charles C Hill; Johanne Lamoureux; Ian M Thom; National Gallery of Canada.; Vancouver Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9781553651734 1553651731
OCLC Number: 64670559
Notes: Exhibition catalogue.
Issued also in French under title: Emily Carr, nouvelles perspectives sur une légende canadienne.
Description: 335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Pierre Théberge, Kathleen S. Bartels --
Preface & acknowledgements / Ian M. Thom --
Reconstructing Emily Carr in Alaska / Jay Stewart & Peter Macnair --
The other French modernity of Emily Carr / Johanne Lamoureux --
The presentation of self in Emily Carr's writings / Shirley Bear & Susan Crean --
Backgrounds in Canadian art : the 1927 exhibition of Canadian west coast art : Native and modern / Charles C. Hill --
A chronology of love's contingencies / Marcia Crosby --
Emily Carr : clear cut / Andrew Hunter --
Locating Emily Carr : major writings on her work and life, 1945 to 1990 / Ian M. Thom --
Exhibiting Carr : the making and remaking of a Canadian icon / Gerta Moray --
Notes --
Works in the exhibition --
Authors' biographies.
Responsibility: curators: Charles C. Hill, Johanne Lamoureux, Ian M. Thom with essays by Jay Stewart [and others].
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"[The book] offers a visual feast for anyone interested in the art of Emily Carr - " Literary Review of Canada, March 1, 2007 "Like the new exhibit this catalog puts Emily Carr's work in perspective Read more...

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