- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books (September 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554072905
- ISBN-13: 978-1554072903
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.2 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,305,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings
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A fine encyclopedic primer on the history of Canadian two-dimensional art. (John Arkelian Artsforum 2008-09-30)
This is not a quick book. You will find yourself looking at only a few items each time you sit down with it, and it will take you a while to get through. That's not a criticism. It's lovely book and it repays the time it takes. (Dan Davidson The Whitehorse Star 2008-09-28)
This handsome survey of 164 familiar Canadian works of art, ranging from the 17th century until now, touches all the bases. (Vit Wagner The Toronto Star 2007-12-01)
The range of styles and schools is as broad as possible and Aboriginal art is fairly represented.... A useful book for people coming to the area for the first time. (George Fetherling Seven Oaks 2007-12-19)
[starred review] Handsomely produced ... A visual treat as well as an eye-opener to those unfamiliar with Canada's rich history of art. (Raymond J. Steiner Art Times (Saugerties, NY))
Profiles renowned Canuck artists from the early 17th century to the early 21st century. (Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press 2007-12-15)
A wonderful book ... A sort of short course in Canadian art history taken at the leisure and desire of the reader. (JanuaryMagazine.com 2007-12-03)
Newlands' visually stunning book is like having your own personal art gallery. This remarkable reference pays homage to the creativity of more than 150 of Canada's finest and most celebrated artists. (Liz Grogan Good Times 2008-02-29)
Beautifully produced ... this book would be a very welcome gift for any art lover. (Annie Boulanger Burnaby Now 2007-12-15)
This hefty book -- 366 pages -- is a treat. A first impression might be that Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings is the essential Canadian coffee table book. However, it is much more than that.... The strength of this beautiful book lies in the excitement it will generate in viewers and readers having a range of ages and interests. We are left wanting more.... Highly Recommended. (Ann Stinner CM Magazine, vol. 14 no. 13 2008-02-22)
Honors 164 of Canada's finest artists from the 17th century onward. (Sheldon Kirshner The Canadian Jewish News 2007-11-29)
[A] glorious guide to Canada's indisputable wealth of artists.... The reproductions are of brilliant and arresting pieces from icons like the late Norval Morrisseau and the Group of Seven, and also the less celebrated masters, such as Homer Watson and Louis Muhlstock. (Catherine Mitchell Winnipeg Free Press 2007-12-09)
The alphabetical arrangement neatly avoids complications of temporal and geographic sequence while providing a truly fascinating succession of images and graciously written descriptive essays...[Newlands] articulate text is enhanced by outstanding color reproductions, a useful bibliography, and lists of museums and galleries. This volume will give considerable pleasure to a wide readership and provide interesting to professional artists and historians. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and professionals/practitioners. (R. W. Liscombe, University of British Columbia Choice 2008-05-01)
This is not a quick book. You will find yourself looking at only a few items each time you sit down with it, and it will take you a while to get through. That's not a criticism. It's a lovely book and it repays the time it takes. (Dan Davidson Fort Nelson News / The Whitehorse Star 2008-10-01)
Eye-opening... Indeed, all preconceived notions will be swept away as beholders encounter drawings, paintings, and prints by artists of diverse backgrounds working in divergent styles.... Each artist profile is succinct and lively. (Donna Seaman Booklist 2007-11-01)
A visually impressive, oversized volume... Newlands concisely blends involved aesthetic evaluation, helpful historical and geographical context, and insightful biographical gems. (James Strecker Hamilton ArtsBeat)
The layout and the crisp, clean look of the entries are impressive... Although this is not an exhaustive overview of Canadian painting, drawing, and printmaking, it is a solid publication that would be appropriate for general art collections and most academic libraries. (Terrie L. Wilson American Reference Books Annual 2008)
About the Author
Anne Newlands worked for twenty-seven years as an educator and researcher-writer at the National Gallery of Canada. She is the author of numerous books including Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Canadian Art: From Its Beginnings to 2000, Clarence Gagnon: An Introduction to His Life and Art, Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art, and The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson: An Introduction. She is currently writing a book about the Quebec textile artist Mariette Rousseau-Vermette (1926-2006).