The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century by Anne WhitelawThe Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century by Anne Whitelaw

The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century

EditorAnne Whitelaw, Brian Foss, Sandra Paikowsky

Paperback | August 25, 2011

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The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century charts the developments in Canadian art from the late-nineteenth century to the present with new essays by the country's leading art historians. A comprehensive overview, this volume embraces painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, andconceptual and cross-disciplinary art, as well as studies of art institutions and historiography. With such a remarkable scope, it is truly the first of its kind ever published. Each chapter explores the richness and diversity of Canadian art; topics range from impressionist painting to themultimedia work of contemporary First Nations artists, and from the Group of Seven to video production.Newly commissioned, carefully edited, and with 185 full-colour illustrations, The Visual Arts in Canada will appeal to general readers and students alike. An extensive index, as well as an appendix that list galleries and artist-run centres across the country, make this the definitive resource forCanadian art from the past century. Throughout the twenty chapters, readers will recognize favourite artists and encounter new ones - all of whom play an integral role in the country's visual history. The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century demonstrates what makes Canadian art so visually compelling, so enduringly relevant, and so ripe for study.
Anne Whitelaw is associate professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Her research explores the history of Canadian art institutions in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on exhibition and collecting practices as means of understanding the formation of nationhood and the constitution of taste cultu...
Title:The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.92 inPublished:August 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations: Collections CitedContributorsAcknowledgements1. Anne Whitelaw: Art Institutions in the Twentieth Century: Framing Canadian Visual Culture2. Brian Foss: Into the New Century: Painting, c.1890-19143. Charles C. Hill: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven4. Gerta Moray: Emily Carr: Modernism, Cultural Identity, and Ethnocultural Art History5. Alan C. Elder: Designing Canada6. Lora Senechal Carney: Modern Art, the Local, and the Global, c.1930-507. Sandra Paikowsky: Modernist Representational Painting before 19508. Francois-Marc Gagnon: Paul-Emile Borduas and the Automatistes9. Joyce Zemans: Making Painting Real: Abstract and Non-objective Art in English Canada, c.1915-6110. Ingo Hessel: A Culture in Transition: Inuit Art in the Twentieth Century11. Diana Nemiroff: Geometric Abstraction after 195012. Christine Boyanoski: Sculpture before 196013. Johanne Sloan: The New Figuration: From Pop to Postmodernism14. Martha Langford: A Short History of Photography, 1900-200015. William Wood: Sculpture and Installation since 196016. Jayne Wark: Conceptual Art in Canada: Capitals, Peripheries, and Capitalism17. Ruth B. Phillips: Aboriginal Modernities: First Nations Art, c.1880-197018. Lee-Ann Martin: Contemporary First Nations Art since 1970: Individual Practices and Collective Activism19. Christine Ross: Experimental Video in Canada and the Question of Identity20. Laurier Lacroix: Writing Art History in the Twentieth CenturyList of ResourcesPicture Index / CreditsGeneral Index