Painting in Canada: A History by John Russell HarperPainting in Canada: A History by John Russell Harper

Painting in Canada: A History

byJohn Russell Harper


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Since its first appearance in 1967, Russell Harper's classic study of Canadian painting has been recognized as the outstanding authority on the subject. This edition provides a comprehensive survey, generously illustrated, of three centuries of Canadian painting from its beginnings in the seventeenth century.

Through a lively combination of entertaining anecdotes, descriptions of the cultural background, biographical accounts, and critical judgement, the reader comes to know intimately the artists, their paintings, and their environments. Included are 173 reproductions - 45 added since the first addition. They allow the reader to see representative works from all periods, and provide a visual record of the cultural and social history of Canada.

John Russell Harper, Order of Canada, was an eminent Canadian art historian who pioneered the field of art history in Canada.
Title:Painting in Canada: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:463 pages, 8.98 × 5.99 × 1.18 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802063071

ISBN - 13:9780802063076

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Famed Canadian art historian J. Russell Harper's enduring study of Canadian painting is the foremost text on the subject. Painting in Canada: A History will entertain and inform you through Harper's anecdotes, biographies, and criticisms. More than 100 reproductions add to the book, providing a visual record of the cultural and social history of Canada.

Editorial Reviews

'Harper's warm-hearted writing weaves art history into the fabric of Canada's social history.'

- Montreal Gazette