Dimensions: 64 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.4 in
Published: August 1, 2008
Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1897151330
ISBN - 13: 9781897151334
From the Publisher
The marriage of words and image is a trend in contemporary art: visual artists are painting words, phrases, and sentences onto their canvases. Taking this trend and applying it to a children''s book, Charles Pachter, one of Canada''s pre-eminent visual artists, has reviewed forty years of work and matched a blend of familiar and new images with words that explore the idea of Canada. From ''Alberta'' and ''autumn'', through ''beaver'' and ''butter tart'', to a portrait of Margaret Atwood (''poet''), this beautiful book will delight children, parents, and grandparents alike. It contains reproductions of iconic paintings, such as the Queen patting a moose, and paintings of historical Canadian figures Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Susanna Moodie, and Wilfrid Laurier, along with short biographies for parents. Also included is the Canadian National Exhibition prize-winning recipe for butter tarts and a complete list of all illustrations in the book. With his talent joyfully evident on every page, M is for Moose celebrates Charles Pachter''s continuing fascination with the marriage of words and images, his love of Canada, and his depth of understanding of our history.
About the Author
Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He has degrees from the University of Toronto, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, as well as an honorary doctorate from Brock University. At present he resides in Toronto, where his work has been shown at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and at the McMichael Gallery, and can be seen on the walls of the College Street subway station.