Art and Architecture in Canada: A Bibliography and Guide to by Loren Lerner, Mary F. Williamson

By Loren Lerner, Mary F. Williamson

Over the years, an unlimited physique of literature has built dedicated to Canadian artwork and structure. in the past that physique of labor has no longer been without problems obtainable to the researcher or pupil. This bibliography and reference consultant identifies and summarizes millions of books, article, exhibition catalogues, govt guides, and theses released in lots of international locations and in different languages from the early 19th century to 1981. The paintings encompasses, from the 16th century onward, artists who've come to Canada as immigrants or viewers, local born Canadian artists, and Canadian artists who've lived and labored abroad.

The 9555 entries in quantity I hide portray, sculpture, images arts, images, ornamental arts and superb crafts, structure, Indian and Inuit arts, and similar parts resembling artwork schooling, arts coverage, and gathering. The entries are provided chronologically lower than a sequence of themes and geographical designations. The paintings is bilingual; each one bibliographic quotation is through a descriptive annotation within the language of the unique publication.

Volume II offers English and French topic indexes and an writer index, which offer certain entry to info on hundreds of thousands of artists, creditors, artwork historians, curators, and paintings writers, and to info on artwork institutions, museums, and creative task throughout Canada.

These volumes fill a long-standing desire for a complete reference paintings for Canadian paintings and structure. The annotations and the index are in themselves a veritable encyclopedia of artwork and structure in Canada.

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On ne dira jamais assez combien 1'index des sujets traites est un guide indispensable pour trouver 1'information contenue dans les publications que cite la bibliographie. Tous les artistes et les architectes dont il est fait mention dans les resumes figurent dans 1'index des sujets traites, avec 1'annee de leur naissance et celle de leur deces, ainsi que tous les noms appropries comme ceux des galeries, des immeubles, des ceuvres, des lieux, des modes d'expression, des styles et des sujets. II existe divers moyens de consulter 1'index des sujets traites pour trouver une reference a une seule oeuvre d'art.

Parmi les editeurs du debut du XXe siecle, 1'un d'entre eux se distingue par son engagement a cultiver le gout artistique du public canadien anglais. A partir des annees 1890, 1'imprimerie Ryerson de Toronto inclut des ouvrages sur 1'art dans sa liste de publications, mais dans les annees 1920, sous la direction de 1'editeur Lome Pierce, elle entreprend la publication de la premiere d'un grand nombre de courtes monographies et biographies d'artistes renfermant les premiers catalogues raisonnes.

Laurier Lacroix earned our particular gratitude; he sustained the project with his enthusiasm for its potential value to the study of Canadian art history and his readiness to be of scholarly assistance. Others who deserve our particular gratitude include Jacqueline Beaudoin-Ross, Andrew Birrell, Jean-Franqois Blanchette, Christina Cameron, Nicole Cloutier, Melva Dwyer, Karen McKenzie, Sandra Paikowsky, Ruth Phillips, George Swinton, Luce Vermette, and Kathy Zimon. " A number of people across Canada generously shared their expertise, and this is reflected in every aspect of the publication.

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