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Art in CanadaPublished to coincide with the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and with the opening of the completely reinvented Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, this spectacularly visual catalogue takes the reader on a remarkable journey via the legends, themes and worlds that have shaped Canada’s cultural heritage. One hundred and fifty works in all media and created from time immemorial to present day are featured in full page colour plates and foldouts. This immense range of works documents and celebrates the magnetic north, inhabited landscapes, the dignity of labour, Canadians abroad, and the emergence of Inuit art. Central to the publication is a new approach to telling the history of Indigenous visual art with outstanding historical art objects by Indigenous artists, at times in dialogue with those by settler Canadians, while at others, reflecting a distinct Indigenous path. Marc Mayer is the director of the National Gallery of Canada.
National Gallery of Canada (06/2017) 200 pp 150 col. ill. 11.5 x 9.25 in hardcover 9780888849823 $30.00 Can. $30.00 U.S.
The major monograph on the extraordinary career of the Canadian painter available in a new softcover edition. Jack Bush (1909-1977) reinvented himself like very few artists. His transformation from provincial Canadian artist in the 1940s to celebrated figure on the New York and London gallery scenes in the 1960s and 70s is engagingly told through new photography, previously unpublished diary excerpts and fresh scholarship making this unprecedented survey of his life and work the definitive book on the artist to date. With more than 120 full-color plates, this superb publication features works that boldly burst through as the best in high modern art. Marc Mayer is Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. Sarah Stanners is currently directing and authoring the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of paintings by Jack Bush. Adam Welch has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Karen Wilkin is a New York-based independent curator and art critic specializing in 20th-century modernism.
Jack Bush (new softcover edition)
Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners
With contributions from Adam Welch and Karen Wilkin
National Gallery of Canada (04/2017) 300 pp 150 col. ill. 11 x 11 in softcover 9780888849885 $35.00 Can. $35.00 U.S.
Photography in Canada 1960-2000
This fifth and final volume in the series dedicated to the National Gallery of Canada’s immense photography collection documents the emergence of the medium as a recognized artistic discipline in Canada. The creation and growth of this unique collection reflects the enormous development in the practice, collection and display of photography over the latter half of the 20th century. Prior to this time, government institutions, commercial establishments and the legal, medical and journalism professions prized it for its documentary value. As a result, photographs rarely entered the collections of major institutions. This changed in the 1960s when art became more vigorous and dynamic. Photography especially articulated probing, contentious ideas of art, the artist, identity, sexuality and community. Art institutions, themselves undergoing radical transformation, acted as an interface between artist and public, and attempted to articulate movements and trends in art and photography. With dozens of full-page plates each accompanied by an individual abstract, the publication offers a scholarly essay providing artistic, cultural and historical context. Artists featured include those at the forefront of the changes in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as more contemporary figures who continue to push at the limits of the definition of the medium. They include Roy Arden, Raymonde April, Ed Burtnysky, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, Evergon, General Idea, Rodney Graham, Angela Grauerholz, Geoffrey James, Suzy Lake, Ken Lum, Gabor Szilasi, N.E. Thing Co, Ian Wallace and Jin-me Yoon.
About The Canadian Photography Institute:
The National Gallery has been collecting photographs for decades, first under the auspices of the National Film Board’s Still Photography Division founded in 1939, then through the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, founded in 1985. Both collections have since been integrated into the main collection. In 2015, the National Gallery established the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI), a research centre dedicated to the history, evolution and future of photography. Built on the foundation of the Gallery’s Collection of more than 50,000 photographs and 146,000 negatives - and augmented by recent donations - the CPI will house one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of photographs, representing the entire history of the medium and revealing the most important stories of the modern era.
The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada (02/2017) 200 pp col. & bw plates 10.5 x 8 in softcover 9780888849489 $49.00 Can. $49.00 U.S.
Greg Hill, Lee-Ann Martin and Chris Dueker
A canonical figure in Native American art history, Alex Janvier has maintained a 50-year artistic practice that fuses aboriginal traditions with modernist abstraction. Influenced by Kandinsky and Klee, his murals and works on paper, canvas and linen explore the Dene geo-cultural landscape of his northern Alberta home with a combination of Indigenous iconography and contemporary realities within a personal aesthetic that is universal in reach: his works reference an ancient past, recent Indigenous history, and his own experience of colonization. Janvier’s synthesis of pictorialism and abstraction embodies a conceptual and formal aesthetic that has not been widely recognized in the work of first generation Native modernists. His original style, his influence on generations of artists, and his role in shifting the perception of Native art from a craft to fine arts status have made Alex Janvier one of the country’s most important artists working today. This major retrospective monograph celebrates a lifetime of creativity and knowledge gained through the artist’s love of the land, art and aboriginal culture. Essays by scholars and admirers offer original research and personal insight into Janvier’s imposing artistic and social stature. Alex Janvier was born in 1935 at Cold Lake First Nations, Alberta, and is of Dene Suline and Saulteaux descent. At the age of eight he was taken from his family and sent to Indian Residential School. Unlike most aboriginal artists of his time, he received formal art training and in 1960 graduated with honours from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design). He was then hired as a cultural adviser to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs where, in 1965, he helped establish policy for the Cultural Affairs Program. He was subsequently appointed to the Aboriginal Advisory Committee for the Indians of Canada pavilion at Expo 67, to which he contributed several murals. In the early 1970s, along with Daphne Odjig and Norval Morrisseau, he helped form the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporation, more commonly referred to as “The Indian Group of Seven”, one of the country’s first Aboriginal artists’ collectives and cultural advocacy groups. Alex Janvier has received numerous honours, including two Lifetime Achievement awards, from the Tribal Chiefs Institute, Cold Lake First Nations (2001) and the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (2002), the Order of Canada (2007), and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2008). Janvier’s work has been exhibited across the country at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Royal Ontario Museum, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and were featured in The National Gallery of Canada’s seminal 1992 exhibition Land Spirit Power. Alex Janvier lives and works in Cold Lake, Alberta.
The authors: Greg Hill is Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and was Curatorial Researcher at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian History Museum). He has contributed to major publications on aboriginal art and artists, notably, the definitive monograph on Norval Morrieeau (2006), and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art (2013). Lee-Ann Martin is an independent curator of contemporary Indigenous art. Throughout her career she has been Curator of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian History Museum) and First Peoples Equity Coordinator at the Canada Council for the Arts. She has contributed to numerous publications, notably, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years (2011) and Indigena: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on 500 Years (1992). Her writing has been published by Oxford University Press, University of Washington Press, and National Museum of the American Indian. Chris Dueker is the author of Alex Janvier's Entangled Cartographies: Hunters' Dreams, Bauhaus Aesthetics and the Cold War Air Weapons Range (2011).
National Gallery of Canada (11/2016) 200 pp 100 col. ill. 11 x 9 in softcover 9780888849427 $40.00 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Chris Cran: Sincerely Yours
Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Ryan Doherty, Nancy Tousley, William Wood and Bruce McCulloch
For the last four decades Chris Cran has experimented with traditional genres of painting such as still life and portraiture while challenging preconceived notions of these genres by creating tensions between a wide range of discordant styles notably Op Art, Pop Art, Photo-realism and Modernist Abstraction. He further complicates the experience with trompe l’oeil compositions in which the appearance of an image belies the method of its creation so that works that appear to be photographs, reliefs, or prints have been in fact rendered with paint. Art historical references, spoofs of painting conventions, and images from pulp magazines of the 1950s and 1960s are layered throughout, resulting in works that exude a rare and unapologetic boldness. Yet underneath the multitude of styles, techniques and a slippery sense of humour lies an insatiable appetite for experimenting with ideas that captivate the intellect and imagination, often those surrounding conventions of perception, artifice, theatricality and the art experience. Cran’s work is proof that painting has not lost its power to be a dynamic, disruptive medium that can exist in a critical relationship to the world. Published to document a nationally touring exhibition, this striking monograph provides a comprehensive overview of one of Canada’s most influential artists. Original essays by leading art critics and curators accompany dozens of colour plates featuring Cran’s shimmering, graphically delicate paintings. Enclosed within a translucent slipcase. Chris Cran has been exhibiting across the country since the late 1970s and his work is included in numerous private and public collections, among them the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Cran has an active presence in Canada and specifically in Alberta where he has influenced a generation of artists at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He lives and works in Calgary. Josée Drouin-Brisebois is Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Ryan Doherty is Director and Chief Curator at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Nancy Tousley is an award-winning art critic and independent curator. William Wood is a Vancouver based art historian and critic. Bruce McCulloch is a member of the comedy group Kids in the Hall
National Gallery of Canada (05/19/2016) 200 pp 100 col. ill. 11.25 x 9 in hardcover with slipcase 9780888849380 $40.00 Can. $40.00 U.S.
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan CollectionEncompassing the entire Victorian era, this exhibition catalogue charts the broad evolution of British draftsmanship and illustrates the new appreciation developed for the art of drawing from 1837 to 1901. While inviting contemplation of artists operating within the Aesthetic Movement and the Arts and Crafts Movement, the publication highlights the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists, Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as well as that of Academic champions Edward Poynter and Frederic Leighton. Through its range of subject matter, techniques and functions - from preparatory sketches to highly finished drawings intended as works of art in and of themselves - Beauty’s Awakening expresses the richness, diversity and flair of Victorian draftsmanship as seen through the eyes of a discerning collector. Richly illustrated with dozens of colour plates, the publication invites reflection on the careers of artists who are the geniuses of their time and whose works are an integral part of the renewal of interest in progressive Victorian art. In his essay Dr. Dennis T. Lanigan tells the story of how his collection was formed, describing his 40 year journey from someone with no particular art education but with “a good eye” into the holder of a collection considered unrivaled among private and public collections in North America. His exhaustive studies of the drawings in his possession and the outcome of his research form the body of the publication. Pre-Raphaelite scholar Christopher Newell details the extraordinary effect the group had on contemporary art and artists and recounts how they transformed drawing into an autonomous art form to be viewed as “the chief signifier of creativity.” Accompanied by 80 individual entries, each illustrated with a full-page colour plate.
Dennis T. Lanigan and Christopher Newall
Introduction by Sonia Del Re
National Gallery of Canada (10/2015) 200 pp 200 col. ill. 11.5 x 9 in softcover 9780888849328 $40.00 Can. $45.00 U.S.
BGL: Venice 2015 (out of print)
Marie Fraser and Wayne Baerwaldt
They’ve been called cheeky pranksters but the immersive installations created by the artistic collective subvert consumer culture with a razor-sharp wit. BGL’s exhibitions have included the staging of an ornamental tree factory, a bonfire and a flea market; and their urban carousel made from security fences and lampposts joyously greeted visitors at MASS MoCA’s 2012 exhibition, Oh Canada. Through their ingeniously-crafted works, BGL repositions cultural ephemera and unique sculptures in new and thought-provoking ways, often requiring viewer engagement and always to general delight. This in-depth examination of BGL’s practice accompanies the world premiere of their new work, Canadassimo, created especially for 2015 Venice Biennial, where the collective is representing Canada. A massive installation making spectators virtually oblivious to the venue’s context and architecture, this multi-level labyrinth obfuscates appearances to force new readings of performative spaces, stages and art history. While the work may resemble a collision between nature and a modernist exposition pavilion, it is in fact a theatrical device that awakens the viewer to a centre stage where the “you-centred performance” is about to unfold. Comprised of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère et Nicolas Laverdière, BGL has been exhibiting work in Canada and around the world for nearly two decades, notably at Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (France), Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, MASS MoCA (North Adams MA), and Nuit Blanche in Paris. They were also chosen to create an outdoor installation for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. BGL is based in Quebec City. Marie Fraser is professor in the Department of Art History at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Under her artistic direction from 2010 to 2013, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal won several awards for its exhibitions and publications. Wayne Baerwaldt is Director and Curator of Exhibitions at Alberta College of Art and Design. He acted as co-commissioner and curator for Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s award-winning production, The Paradise Institute, at the 2001 Venice Biennial. Abundantly illustrated, with essays and an interview with the artists. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (05/2015) 200 pp col. ill. 13 x 10 in hardcover 9780888849304 $39.95 Can. $45.00 U.S. (out of print)
With its active approach to collecting works by both acclaimed and emerging artists, the National Gallery of Canada has amassed an enormous holding of contemporary art by Canadian artists. Since 2012, the year of the last Canadian Biennial, the national institution has increased its collection by nearly 300 works by more than 90 artists. From this inestimable collection, over 80 works by 26 artists have been selected for the 2014 edition. Showcasing work by Indigenous artists, anglophone and francophone artists, and new Canadian artists - all of different backgrounds and generations - this generously illustrated publication features film and video installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. As well, the publication documents the efforts of Gallery curators to build a representative national collection that focuses on innovation and diversity: Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Jonathan Shaughnessy and Rhiannon Vogl in Contemporary Art; Andrea Kunard in Photographs; and Greg Hill, Christine Lalonde and Rachelle Dickenson in Indigenous Art. An introductory essay is accompanied by 26 individual presentations and dozens of colour plates. The Artists: David Armstrong Six, Shuvinai Ashoona, Nicolas Baier, Shary Boyle, Ed Burtynsky, Tammi Campbell, Mario Doucette, Geoffrey Farmer, David Hartt, Isabelle Hayeur, Philippa Jones, Stephane LaRue, Rita Letendre, An Te Liu, David McMillan, Damian Moppett, Luke Parnell, Vanessa Paschakarnis, Ed Pien, Tim Pitsiulak, Kelly Richardson, Jeremy Shaw, Althea Tauberger, Jutai Toonoo, Howie Tsui, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. In English and French.
Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014
Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Greg Hill, Andrea Kunard, Jonathan Shaughnessy and Rhiannon Vogl
National Gallery of Canada (10/2014) 260 pp 108 col. ill. 10.75 x 8 in softcover 9780888849298 $40.00 Can. $47.00 U.S.
M. C. Escher: Letters to Canada 1958-1972 (Out of print)
Cyndie Campbell and George Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most admired modern artists and his engravings and lithographs immediately recognizable for their architectural explorations of infinity. From 1958 until his death in 1972, the Dutch artist wrote letters to his son George who had immigrated to Canada. The correspondence reproduced here - originally in Dutch and translated into English - discusses Escher's work, including current projects, collaborative books on his art, the sale of his prints, and the production of various films on his life. The letters also make reference to the artist's health, his family and friends, his personal reading, current events and the celebrities, political officials and academics who came into contact with Escher over the course of his career notably F.D. Roosevelt, Stanley Kubrick and Dr. Arthur L. Loeb. Accompanying the letters are an introduction by George Escher, a selection of family photographs, and several full page colour plates of Escher's work. Published to document the donation by George Escher of a copy of his father's correspondence to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
National Gallery of Canada (10/2013) 152 pp 27 ill (15 col.) 10 x 7 in softcover 978-0-88884-918-2 $25.00 Can. $30.00 U.S. (Out of print)
Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890 - 1918
Charlie Hill, Andrea Kunard, Laurier Lacroix, Geoffrey Simmins, Rosalind Pepall, Christine Boyanoski and Bruce Russell
At the turn of the twentieth century numerous Canadian architects, artisans and artists set out to modify the aesthetic and social environment through the integration of the arts. Painters produced murals; architects designed furniture; clubs formed to bring together writers, artists and architects; collectors and governments commissioned paintings, furnishings and sculpture for public and private buildings; photography rivaled painting; and crafts became applied design. Building on both the Beaux-Arts movement in France and the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and the United States, Canadian art practitioners met the challenge of obtaining patronage - which had until then looked abroad - to create a unique aesthetic that shot through all aspects of daily life. Their contributions fueled the economic growth that marked these prosperous years. Punctuated with numerous illustrations, essays by experts in their fields detail how architecture, monumental sculpture, urban planning, mural and decorative painting, graphic design, decorative arts and photography came together in an unprecedented fashion in this young country. Featured are not only the notable achievements but also the many creative and thoughtful projects that were proposed but never realized. Artists include Robert Harris, George Reid, Ozias Leduc, Gustav Hahn and Harriet Ford, architects Eden Smith, Edward and William Maxwell, Percy Nobbs and Samuel Maclure and sculptors Louis-Philippe Hébert, G.W. Hill and Alfred Laliberté.
Charlie Hill is Curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Andrea Kunard is Associate Curator at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Laurier Lacroix is associate professor of art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Geoffrey Simmins is associate dean at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Rosalind Pepall is Curator of Decroative Arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Christine Boyanoski, formerly a curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, is an independent curator and author. Bruce Russell is an independent art historian and curator.
National Gallery of Canada (11/2013) 400 pp 300 ill. 12 x 9.5 in softcover 978-0-88884-915-1 $45.00 Can. $55.00 U.S.
Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
Edited by Greg Hill, Candice Hopkins and Christine Lalonde
Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art celebrates a growing international commitment to the collection, study and exhibition of Indigenous art. Featuring more than 75 artists from around the world, this remarkable project places indigenous art squarely at the centre of contemporary art produced today. As well as providing an outstanding opportunity to see work by some of the most innovative contemporary artists, this ambitious publication allows us to build knowledge and further understanding. These artworks cite histories, stories and perspectives that emerge from specific local contexts and, as we live in an increasingly globalized world, these events affect us all. This profusely illustrated publication features over 150 artworks by artists from a wide range of countries, notably, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, India, Japan, Finland and Guatemala and many more. The artists' approaches are as varied as their chosen media, which include performance art, drawing, installations, painting, photography, sculpture and video, with several new works created specifically for the exhibition. In the language of the Algonquin “Sakahàn” means to light a fire, which this publication aims to do. Contributors include Albert Dumont, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Annapurna Garimella, Linda Grussani, Catalina Lozano, Ngahiraka Mason, Jimena Mendoza, Jimmy Manning, Jolene Rickard, Irene Snarby, Gerald Vizenor, and Yuh-Yao Wan.
National Gallery of Canada (05/2013) 288 pp 250 ill. 9.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-912-0 $39.95 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Josée Drouin-Brisebois and Louise Déry
With the selection of Shary Boyle, Canada sends one of its most acclaimed artists as its representative at the 2013 edition of the Venice Biennial. One of country’s most innovative artists, Boyle works in a diversity of media, including fine craft, drawing, installation and performance. Blending historical narratives and fantastical fictions with her own personal impressions, she creates imaginary worlds that elicit a range of psychological and emotional responses. A consummate object maker, Boyle’s finely honed skills are disquietingly wed to a beguilingly poetic tone and a thoroughly contemporary sensibility. This original publication features new works created expressly for the event and is accompanied by a scholarly essay and an interview with the artist. Shary Boyle was the subject of a cross-country solo exhibition in 2011. She has exhibited and performed at La Maison Rouge, Paris (2011), the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (2008), and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008, 2006). Shary Boyle was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award (2007, 2009) and has received both the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award (2010) and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2009). In English, French, and Italian.
National Gallery of Canada (06/2013) 200 pp 90 col. ill. 11.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-9-144 $39.95 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012
Jonathan Shaughnessy, Ann Thomas, Christine Lalonde, Andrea Kunard, and Heather Anderson
Since its inauguration in 2010, the Canadian Biennial has become a stellar event on the Canadian arts scene. Featuring over 100 works by more than 40 established and emerging artists, this new publication documents the Biennial’s second edition with discussions of not only contemporary artistic practice but of contemporary collecting practices as well, revealing how curators work to understand, assess and place artists within the spectrum of some of the country’s foundational practitioners. To this end, artist statements are accompanied by passages from the original curatorial justifications presented at the National Gallery’s acquisition meetings. Authoritative essays on the state of contemporary Canadian art across diverse media, environments and generations are accompanied by targeted looks at Indigenous artists as well as specific practices such as photography. An illustrated profile highlights each participating artist. Artists: Vikky Alexander, David Altmejd, Benoit Aquin, Melanie Authier, Jim Breukelman, Michel de Broin, Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Chris Cran, Max Dean, Susan Dobson, Marcel Dzama, Brendan Fernandes, Robert Fones, Will Gorlitz, Terence Gower, David Ross Harper, Faye HeavyShield, Dil Hildebrand, David Hoffos, Simon Hughes, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Sarah Anne Johnson, Brian Jungen, Myfanwy MacLeod, Qavavau Manumie, Lynne Marsh, Scott McFarland, Jason McLean, Michael Merrill, David Merritt, Evan Penny, Sandy Plotnikoff, Jon Pylypchuk, Leslie Reid, David K. Ross, Mark Ruwedel, Michael Snow, Mark Soo, Derek Sullivan, Ron Terada, Joanne Tod, Stephen Waddell, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux. Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012 is essential reading for students, teachers, collectors, and anyone interested in the development of contemporary art in Canada.
National Gallery of Canada (10/2012) 200 pp 100 col. ill. 12 x 9 in softcover 978-0-88884-905-2 $40.00 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Margaret Watkins: Domestic Symphonies
Lori Pauli with an introduction by Joseph Mulholland
Only recently has Margaret Watkins (1884-1969) come to be cited in the annals of twentieth-century photography. She is remembered as a formidable teacher at the Clarence H. White School of Photography and as an active member of the Pictorial Photographers of America. But it is her photographs - now considered key works in the history of early advertising photography and classic examples of modernist photography - that have earned her special recognition within the history of the medium. Watkins unsettled the established art world of the time with images such as still-life studies of dirty dishes in a kitchen sink and a shower hose in a bathroom. Even more surprising for some was the discovery that this photographer, who pushed the limits of modern photography in 1920s New York, had been born and raised in Canada. This publication accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Margaret Watkins with loans from major public and private collections, including the Watkins estate and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. With nearly 100 plates, many never before published, and a thorough telling of Watkins’ extraordinary life, this publication is a much-needed monograph on the once-lost work of a compelling artist.
National Gallery of Canada (10/2012) 164 pp 120 bw ill. 11.5 x 9 in softcover 978-0-88884-903-8 $49.00 Can. $54.00 U.S.
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque (Out of print)
Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois and Jonathan Shaughnessy
Featuring the work of six international artists, this publication examines a recurring facet of contemporary artistic production: material excess, accumulation, bravado, asymmetry, and theatricality. The impact of such art is decidedly visual and primeval, with artists creating powerfully immersive environments aimed at enticing, challenging and even unsettling viewers. Three essays discuss ornamentation, hybridity, material sensibilities, transformation and the sublime in contemporary art practice. With works by David Altmejd, Lee Bul, Bharti Kher, Tricia Middleton, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Sarah Sze. Catalogue accompanying an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
National Gallery of Canada (11/2012) 72 pp 30 col. ill. 10 x 7 in softcover 978-0-88884-907-6 $20.00 Can. $22.95 U.S.
Arnaud Maggs: Identification
Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Rhiannon Vogl and Charles A. Stainback
Internationally acclaimed photographer Arnaud Maggs is best known for detailed, grid-like portrait studies that betray a stark intimacy. These include 64 Portrait Studies (1978) and 48 Views (1981-83), a series that included such Canadian celebrities as Yousuf Karsh and Leonard Cohen. In 1973 after a career as a graphic designer (Maggs designed the album cover for Jazz at Massey Hall released by Charles Mingus in 1955), Arnaud Maggs decided to become a visual artist at the age of 47. For nearly 40 years his work has been marked by questions of mortality and reverberates with historical and anthropological meaning. This first career-overview showcases Maggs’ monumental photographic installations, documentation of found ephemera, books, typography, classification systems and diagrammatic drawings. Among the many projects featured are: his internationally acclaimed portraits of Joseph Beuys (1989); Notification (1996), photographs of the envelopes used for the mailing of death notices in 19th century France; and Nomenclature (2006), photographs of two seminal studies on colour published in the 19th century. Published to accompany the National Gallery of Canada's major 2012 retrospective, this abundantly illustrated monograph features two original essays, an interview with the artist, and a commented biography detailing four decades of a singular artistic practice. Arnaud Maggs has exhibited, most notably, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and The Power Plant. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (05/2012) 240 pp 180 ill 11.5 x 9.5 in softcover 978-0-88884-8-98-7 $65.00 Can. $69.00 U.S.
Garry Neill Kennedy: Printed Matter 1971-2009
Produced in consultation with Garry Neill Kennedy, this publication includes printed matter designed by, or in collaboration with, the artist and incorporates formats such as books, pamphlets, leaflets, sheets, cards, pageworks, posters, and wallpaper. Each entry, arranged chronologically, includes a photograph of the item and a physical description with the title, date, format, binding (where applicable), printing method, pagination, dimensions, publisher, and place of publication. The entries are followed by descriptive notes, which provide more detail on production techniques, as well as valuable new information supplied by the artist. References to published material are listed at the end of each entry. The bibliography consists of a list of critical works on Kennedy, as well as articles relating to his role as president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (03/2012) 200 pp 200 ill 10.5 x 7 in hardcover 978-0-88884-902-1 $54.95 Can. $59.95 U.S.
American Photographs 1900-1950 from the National Gallery of Canada
Ann Thomas Composed of just over 100 photographs, this exhibition catalogue celebrates the exceptional contribution that American photographers made to the history of art in the 20th century. Made from 1900-1950, these photographs represent an extraordinary fertile period in photography's evolution. It includes stunning works by Edward Steichen, Clarence White, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Berenice Abbott, Lisette Model, Weegee and the members of New York's Photo League. A scholarly essay is accompanied by dozens of individual presentations that discuss provenance, history, technique, as well as details of the life and times of each artist. This magnificently illustrated publication is the fourth in the series dedicated to the National Gallery's extensive photography collection.
National Gallery of Canada (12/2011) 170 pp 100 bw ill. 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-889-5 $49.00 Can. $55.00 U.S.
Steven Shearer: Exhume to Consume
Adopting and elaborating upon stylistic repertoires drawn from the history of figure painting, Steven Shearer makes formal and thematic parallels between art history and the iconography associated with contemporary subcultures including their modes of dissemination such as fanzines and image shrines on personal websites. He is interested in how contemporary society unconsciously echoes specific manners of appearance that have been explored by historical movements or schools. Seen in this light the resemblance between the long, flowing hair his metal-head rockers and the tresses of Pre-Raphaelite heroines is not fortuitous. Central to Shearer’s work is his ongoing compilation of an archive of thousands of images culled from magazines, songs and the internet. In his paintings, text-based works, sculptures and photographic compilations, these sources function generatively as they are combined and recycled across his works. By showing us aspects of popular culture anachronistically, Shearer exposes the false hierarchy of high and low art and prompts us to consider the differences between the cultural industries and the art world. This generously-illsustrated limited edition accompanies Shearer’s presentation at the 2011 Venice Biennial for which he is the official Canadian representative. In English, French and Italian.
National Gallery of Canada (June 2011) 256 pp 80 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-888-8 $50.00 Can. $56.95 U.S.
19th-Century British Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada
Lori Pauli with John McElhone
Third in a series of publications featuring iconic works from the Gallery’s collection and situating them within a historical and social context. Photographs by some of the medium’s earliest practitioners, including William Henry Fox Talbot, Hill and Adamson, Anna Atkins, and Julia Margaret Cameron, are illustrated and examined. Also explored are the various photographic processes discovered at the time, among them salted paper prints, daguerreotypes, albumen silver prints, collotypes, carbon prints, and woodburytypes. With over 200 illustrations and dozens of individual presentations, this publication provides a complete overview of this crucial period in the development of photography.
National Gallery of Canada (01/2011) 168 pp approx 200 bw ill. 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-886-4 $49.00 Can. $55.00 U.S.
It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art (Out of print)
Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Greg A. Hill & Andrea Kunard
Contributors: Heather Anderson, Kari Cwynar, Gerry Gauthier, Linda Grussani, Martha Hanna,
Candice Hopkins, Christine Lalonde, Steven Loft, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Rhiannon Vogl
Featuring the most innovative Canadian artists working today, this visually stunning publication is an essential reference for students, teachers and collectors of new art. Attesting to the National Gallery’s commitment to collecting contemporary Canadian art, three essays and over fifty individual presentations provide a thorough overview of emerging, mid-career and senior artists from all regions, traditions and practices. Josée Drouin-Brisebois details the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists tackle the state of the world with interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that explode traditional categories, materials and genres. Greg Hill asserts that Indigenous art in Canada has deep roots and that artists of First Nations, Metis and Inuit descent are heirs to an ancient history. He traces the ongoing emergence of Indigenous art into the forums of the contemporary art milieu in Canada and internationally. Andrea Kunard tracks how photography continues to adroitly position itself on the cusp of the analogue and the digital, exploiting both technologies to create works that exist in both fact and fiction. Among the many artists featured are David Altmejd, Shuvani Ashoona, Rebecca Belmore, Shary Boyle, Geoffrey Farmer, Adad Hannah, Wanda Koop, Tim Lee, Tim Pitsiulak, Yannick Pouliot, Steven Shearer, Jeff Wall, Chih-Chien Wang and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
National Gallery of Canada (November 2010) 164 pp 150 col. ill. 11.5 x 8.75 in softcover 978-0-88884-881-9 $40.00 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Carl Beam: The Poetics of Being
Edited by Greg A. Hill
Contributors: Greg A. Hill, Gerald McMaster, Virginia Eichhorn, Alan Corbiere, Crystal Migwans and Ann Beam
This major retrospective publication confirms Carl Beam (1943 - 2005) as one of Canada's most important artists. Beam broke new ground throughout his career, notably as the first artist of Native Ancestry (Ojibwe), to have his work purchased by the National Gallery of Canada as Contemporary Art. Working in various mediums - photography, oil, acrylic, text on canvas, stone, cement, wood, ceramics and found objects - Beam explored the tensions between Western and Aboriginal relations. Featuring more than 50 of Beam’s most remarkable works from his early career in the 1970s to the end of his production in the early 2000s, this generously illustrated monograph illuminates the artist’s investigations into the metaphysical aspects of Western and Indigenous culture, while powerfully illustrating the wide-ranging physicality of his work.
National Gallery of Canada (October 2010) 140 pp 50 col. ill. 11 x 9 in softcover 978-0-88884-876-5 $50.00 Can. $56.95 U.S.
Wanda Koop: On the Edge of Experience
Robin Laurence, Mary Reid & Josée Drouin-Brisebois
One of Canada’s most innovative artists Wanda Koop has worked as a painter for nearly three decades. During this time she has created an overwhelming body of work delineated by distinct suites that are tied to an overarching critique of how modes of technology impact nature. In her exploration of the interface between technology and the natural world, Koop employs a distinctive visual language of culturally encoded signs and symbols that describe an idea of place. Her vision - a prodigious union of the strategies of abstraction with the traditions of landscape painting - reflects both her conceptualist training and her personal influences. This original publication accompanies a retrospective touring exhibition initiated by two of the country’s most prestigious institutions, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.
National Gallery of Canada (09/2010) 164 pp 120 col. ill. 8 x 11 in softcover 978-0-88884-878-9 $25.00 Can. U.S.
Angela Grauerholz : The Inexhaustible Image
Martha Hannah with Marnie Fleming & Olivier Asselin
The work of Angela Grauerholz occupies an important place in Canadian and international photography. From the 1980s on, her search to redefine the art of photography has taken various forms including portraits and interior and exterior scenes with or without people. Yet regardless of the subject, her work gives an impression of timelessness with images that are both commonplace and sublime. This retrospective publication covers twenty years of production and highlights Grauerholz’s major photographic and installation works. Three critical essays discuss the work in relation to time, memory and representation. Born in Germany and a graduate of the Kunstschule Alsterdamm, Angela Grauerholz lives and works in Montreal where she is director of the Centre de Design at Université du Québec à Montréal. She has exhibited most notably at Documenta IX, the 1995 Carnegie International and at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (05/2010)
$25.00 Can. U.S.
19th Century French Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada
The range of photographic vision in the National Gallery’s collection of 19th Century French photographs is vast. The collection extends from topographical photographers who made little pretense to art but, because of the sensitivity and skill produced work that transcends the original purpose, to those who considered themselves as artists and the photographs they produced as art. With over 200 illustrations, this abundantly illustrated publication features an original essay on the development of photography in 19th Century France as well as sixty-six individual presentations. Among the dozens of photographers discussed are Eugène Atget, Edouard Baldus, Maxime Du Camp, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Nègre, and Auguste Salzmann. James Borcoman is the Curator Emeritus of Photographs for the National Gallery and the author of several books including monographs on Eugène Atget and Yousuf Karsh. After Modernist Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada, this is the second publication in a series devoted to the Gallery's photography collection.
National Gallery of Canada (01/2010) 168 pp 250 ill (100 col) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-873-4 $49.00 Can. $55.00 U.S.
Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking
Christine Lalonde with Leslie Boyd Ryan, Doug Steiner, Kananginak Pootoogook & Ningeokuluk Teevee
Published to celebrate 50 years of printmaking in Cape Dorset, this publication pays tribute to the Inuit community’s continued dynamism by pairing new and innovative work from Kinngait Studios with the original 1959 collection, shown for the first time in five decades. Essays describing, first-hand, the hard work and resolve that went into making the first prints are paired with essays providing an inside view of the studios today and the challenges they continue to face. Magnificently illustrated with work by elder, established and emerging artists, notably, Josephie Pootoogook, Tudlik Akesuk and Lukta Qiatsuq and Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona and Jutai Toonoo. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (10/2009) 80 pp 100 col. ill. 10 x 7.5 in softcover 978-0-88884-872-7 (No longer available)
From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome (Out of print)
David Franklin, Ingrid D. Rowland, Sebastian Schütze, and Carlo Gasparri
From Raphael to Carracci offers an unprecedented view of a group of works by some of the most celebrated names in Italian art, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgio Vasari, Federico Barocci and Annibale Carracci, as well as lesser-known but superb artists, many of whom have only recently been appreciated for their skill and relevance. With contributions from more than forty international scholars, this lavishly illustrated publication illuminates one of the most extraordinary periods in art history: 16th-century Rome. Produced on the occasion of an exhibition presented exclusively at the National Gallery of Canada. David Franklin is Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Canada. Ingrid D. Rowland is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance (Cambridge). Sebastian Schütze is the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University. Carlo Gasparri is Professor of Archeology at the University of Naples.
06/2009) 480 pp 378 ill. (208 col.) 12 x 9.5 in hardcover 978-0-88884-867-3 (Out of print)
Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday
Over the course of the last 50 years Gabor Szilasi has created a remarkable body of photographic work. His photographs, which are found in numerous private and public collections, have been sustained by an unwavering belief in the humanistic and documentary value of the medium. This publication uncovers the essence of Szilasi’s artistic vision through his observations of urban and rural life and his recordings of the connections between culture and community. While much of the work was undertaken for specific projects, it is gathered here so as to reveal larger patterns of social interaction and cultural values that only become apparent when photographs taken over time are brought together. Published in conjunction with a major touring exhibition, this lavishly illustrated monograph contains over 260 images, including 121 plates.Born in Budapest in 1928, Gabor Szilasi lives and works in Montreal. David Harris specializes in architectural and landscape photography and is the author of numerous publications, including, Eugène Atget: Unknown Paris (2003) and Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850–1880 (1993).
National Gallery of Canada / Musée d'art de Joliette (06/2009) 250 pp 260 ill. 11.5 x 9 in softcover 978-0-88884-866-6 $25.00 Can. U.S.
Scott McFarland: A Cultivated View (Out of print)
A precarious balance between the human and natural worlds comes to the fore in Scott McFarland's large-scale photographs of meticulously maintained private gardens. These gorgeous yet exacting images reveal the precarious balance between human and natural worlds and how photography’s link to reality is both true and fabricated. This publication explores how McFarland manipulates the photograph to depict a state of harmony and peacefulness that borders on artificiality. Scott McFarland lives and works in Vancouver. This publication is the first substantial overview of his work. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (04/2009) 88 pp col. ill. 10.5 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-88884-861-1 $.99 Can. U.S. (Out of print)
Nomads (Out of print)
This thematically based publication focuses on works by Vancouver-based artists Gareth Moore, Geoffrey Farmer, Myfawny MacLeod, Hadley & Maxwell, and Althea Thauberger whose practices manifest different interpretations of nomadism - or a way of life that takes place in a non-structured environment where movement plays an important role. At times it is the artists’ practice that is nomadic: they travel specifically to gather materials and document interventions made along the way. In other cases the objects themselves are nomadic, becoming staged sets or kits that adapt to their specific context of display. In further instances the works are event-based, favouring interaction and collaboration with a particular community. The artists in Nomads shift our expectations of the art object and question notions of authorship, authenticity and museum display.
National Gallery of Canada (04/2009) 88 pp col. ill. 8 x 6 in softcover 978-0-88884-862-8 $.99 Can. U.S. (Out of print)
National Gallery of Canada Review. Volume 6
Edited by David Franklin
Published annually, this scholarly journal stands as an independent publication and is an incomparable research tool for the international art community. Scholars from Canada and around the world investigate various aspects of the National Gallery's rich collections. This edition looks at aspects of the work of Monet, Thomas de Thomon, Henry Sandham, Antoine de Plamondon, Pierre Parrocel and the artist known as Pensionante del Saraceni. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (12/2008) 210 pp col. ill. 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-849-9 (ISSN: 1492-8035) $25.00 Can. $25.00 U.S.
Caught in the Act: The Viewer as Performer
Edited by Josée Drouin-Brisebois
A collection of original essays that looks at sculpture - not as an inanimate object - but as an art form that engages, and even relies on, the spectator. This overview of artists working today shows that each has come to sculpture from a different perspective, including performance, installation, environmental art, minimal art, body art, video and relationist aesthetics. In contrast to the conventional relationships between work, artist, and spectator, these sculptures and installations emphatically declare the role of the participant over the authorial role of the artist - indeed, over the very art object itself. Whether immersive environments, sculptures involving a bodied spectator, or encounters that promote interaction, all of these works reflect current interest in participatory art practices. Artists discussed include Mowry Baden, Rebecca Belmore, Max Dean, Geoffrey Farmer, Massimo Guerrera, Rodney La Tourelle, Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins, Kent Monkman and Jana Sterbak.
The main essay is accompanied by contributions from Greg Hill, Curator of Indigenous Art, independent researcher Anne-Marie Ninacs and arts writer Stephen Horne. Also featured is a text project by performance artist Glen Johnson (a.k.a. Hugh Briss).
National Gallery of Canada (10/2008) 256 pp 94 col. ill. 9 x 7 in hardcover 978-0-88884-855-0 $44.95 $49.95 U.S.
Central European Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
Mitchell B. Frank with Erika Dolphin
Five hundred years of draughtsmanship in the German-speaking countries of Europe magnificently illustrated with seventy outstanding works. Drawn from the National Gallery of Canada's permanent collection with many published here for the first time, they include graceful figure studies by Dürer and Klimt, engaging Romantic landscapes by Koch and Hackert, graphic Expressionist sketches by Kirchner and Nolde, and disturbing modern caricatures by Dix and Grosz. Ranging from from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, these drawings reflect the transformation of a territory from its rule by the Holy Roman Empire to its modern identity as the independent states of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A scholarly essay considers the works within their complex historical and artistic contexts. Accompanied by seventy individual notations, each illustrated with a full-colour plate. Mitchell B. Frank is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa. Erika Dolphin is Assistant Curator, European and American Art at the National Gallery of Canada.
National Gallery of Canada (12/2007) 200 pp 70 col. ill. 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-831-4 $49.00 Can./U.S.
Daphne Odjig (Out of print)
The discovery, in the 1950s, of the ancient iconography of the Algonkian people was a lightning rod for the collective Aboriginal conscience in Canada. When Daphne Odjig and Norval Morrisseau began to produce paintings in the 1960s depicting the Algonkian legends they were heralded as the heirs of that ancient lineage. As Morrisseau pursued his characteristic iconic style, Odjig developed a varied and experimental graphic and narrative practice. Comparisons have been drawn between her work and cubism, surrealism and abstract-expressionism. Yet, while her aesthetic investigations place her outside any one stylistic genre, her themes and imagery remain distinctly Aboriginal. The drawings and paintings presented here represent forty-four years of Daphne Odjig's artistic production and include examples of her legend paintings, history murals, erotica, abstractions and landscapes. As a group, these works articulate the breadth of Odjig's visual engagement with her personal and cultural history. As a linear narrative, they trace the remarkable development of the artist from initial experimentation to mature mastery of her media. Daphne Odjig has exhibited worldwide and is a 2007 recipient of the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the country's highest
National Gallery of Canada (07/2007) 144 pp col. ill. 11 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-840-6 $25.95 (Out of print)
Modernist Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada
This original publication, which focuses on the early decades of the twentieth century, is the first in a new series devoted to the study of photographic masterpieces from the National Gallery of Canada's international collection. Examining the expansive, innovative and often contradictory modernist ethos that shaped the creation and use of photographic art from 1900 to 1940, this generously illustrated publication highlights dozens of works from Germany, England, Czech Republic, United States, France, Russia, Hungary, Japan and Canada. An introductory essay describes the development of photography artistically, technically and socially. Following the essay, 79 individual works are presented within the context of their times. Each is illustrated with a full-page duo tone plate. Among the artists are some of the world's greatest photographic innovators, notably Eugène Atget, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Lisette Model, Alexander Rodchenko and Edward Weston
National Gallery of Canada (05/2007) 200 pp 250 ill. (98 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-088884-829-1 $49.00 Can./U.S. (39 €)
Index to National Gallery of Canada Exhibition Catalogues and Checklists 1880-1930
This publication is the latest milestone in the ongoing efforts of the National Gallery of Canada's Library and Archives to document and make accessible the vast store of information represented by the Gallery's exhibition history. As such it is similar in content and format to the two-volume Index to Nineteenth Century Canadian Catalogues of Art published in 2004. This current publication presents 10,209 entries from forty-nine catalogues and sixty-five unpublished checklists and is divided into three cross-indexed sections: a list of catalogues, an artist index and a listing of collectors. Also included is a detailed history of the Gallery during the years under discussion. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (03/2007) 514 pp ill. 11 x 8 in softcover 978-088884-835-2 $100.00 Can./U.S. (80 €)
Josée Drouin Brisebois
De-con-structions focuses on works by Quebec artists whose interventions question the museum as idea and context. The practices of these artists are experimental in that they seek new ways to perturb our expectations of what is an art object and how galleries have come to inform and influence our experience of art. The installations created by these artists prompt the museum to confront and question its role of collecting, preserving, and displaying art. In their hands, the gallery space itself is transformed from a repository for art into an artist's studio and laboratory. Partcipating artists are Michel de Broin, Jean Pierre Gauthier, Karilee Fuglem, Tricia Middleton and Annie Thibault.
National Gallery of Canada (04/2007) 32 pp col. ill. 9 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-833-8 $12.95 Can./U.S. (10 €)
National Gallery of Canada Review: Volume 5 (2006)
Edited by David Franklin
Published annually, this unique scholarly journal stands as an independent publication and is an incomparable research tool for the international art community. Scholars from Canada and around the world investigate various aspects of the National Gallery's rich collections, treating both Canadian and non-Canadian subjects. This edition highlights the work of Renaissance sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, Victorian painter George Frederic Watts, contemporary American artist Nancy Spero as well as an essay on 18th and 19th century auction catalogues. Appearing in print for the first time, each essay is the result of original research and is amply documented and illustrated with numerous colour plates. In English with French translations.
National Gallery of Canada (01/2007)
166 pp 56 ill (22 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88884-823-9 / ISSN: 1492-8035 $25.00 Can./U.S. (20 €)
Art Metropole: The Top 100
Kitty Scott, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Peggy Gale & AA Bronson
Founded in 1974 by artist group General Idea, Art Metropole was one of the first artist-run centres in Canada as well as one of the first to collect and preserve international art ephemera from the 1960s on. These rare multiples, mail art pieces, artist's books and audio works by major figures such as Maria Abramovic, Christian Boltanski, Chris Burden and John Cage, are now housed in the National Gallery of Canada. From the collection of over 13,000 items, one hundred have been chosen to illustrate a movement and a time. Among the writers, Peggy Gale provides a history of both Art Metropole and General Idea. AA Bronson, co-founder of General Idea, offers a text generated from the alphabetical checklist of 'The Top 100'. The artist uses both objects and people as starting points for anecdotal and personal commentaries on individual works and artists. This singular publication is an essential resource for students, teachers and anyone interested in the origins of contemporary art practice as related by those who were there.
National Gallery of Canada (12/2006) 140 pp 100 ill. 9 x 7 in softcover 9-780888-848215 $32.00 Can./U.S. (26 €)
British Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
Douglas E. Schoenherr
The National Gallery of Canada holds one of the largest collections of British drawings outside of the United Kingdom. Seventy works ranging from the 18th to the 20th centuries are presented in full-page colour plates and documented with historical and artistic commentaries. Artists include such notables as Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Burne-Jones and Thomas Gainsborough. Also available in a French language edition.
National Gallery of Canada (2005) 196 pp 218 ill. (70 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-802-1 $49.00 Can./U.S. (39 €)
Index to Nineteenth-Century Canadian Catalogues of Art
This unique reference tool identifies, dates and establishes ownership of works of art thereby facilitating research on the history of artistic production and art collecting. This two volume set contains 43,629 entries for works by 4,545 artists in 266 catalogues with a supplementary index of 1,660 names of collectors. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (2004) 2 volume set: Vol 1 (A-L) 983 pp; Vol 2 (M-Z); 1066 pp 11 x 8 in
0-88884-786-6 (Both volumes. Sold together). $175.00 Can./U.S. (140 €)
Josée Belisle, David Carrier et al
Published on the occasion of the first major solo exhibition in Canada for the New York-based Canadian sculptor, this publication highlights the developments of a sculptural and graphic practice drawn from the confluences of science, literature and philosophy. Co-published with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Also available in a French language edition.
National Gallery of Canada (2003) 120 pp 110 ill. (35 col.) 12.5 x 10 in. softcover 0-88884-771-8 $44.95 Can./U.S (31 euros)
Italian Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
This survey of the finest Italian drawings from the 16th to 18th centuries, one of the largest single collections in North America, highlights the work of seventy artists. Also available in a French language edition.
National Gallery of Canada (2003) 176 pp 143 ill. (70 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-766-1 $49.00 Can./U.S (39 €)
National Gallery of Canada Review Volume IV 2003
Marion H. Barclay et al
In this volume: a study of of Queen Elizabeth I through 16th century engravings ; attribution of a 16th century German portrait; analysis of an unpublished study based on a work by Rubens; drawings by silversmiths in 19th century Québec; and the story of Greg Curnoe's controversial muralmaking in the 1960s. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (2003) 176 pp 62 ill. (14 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-789-0 $25.00 Can./U.S. (20 €)
National Gallery of Canada Review Volume III 2002
François-Marc Gagnon et al
In this volume: neoclassic Picasso; figurative elements in the work of Jackson Pollock; landscape and abstraction in the work of Borduas; Paul Klee in historical perspective; an analysis of two works by Gauguin; the art of the daguerreotype and more. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (2002) 280 pp 84 ill. (37 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-772-6 $25.00 Can./U.S (20 €)
National Gallery of Canada Review Volume II 2001
Cathy Busby et al
In this volume: a study of the 19th century Canadian painter Théophile Hamel; new documentation on the works of Gustav Klimt; a new interpretation of works by Giuseppe Maria Crespi; an investigation into the career of the 16th century Netherlandish artist Hans Snellinck; and an interview with contemporary Canadian artist Ken Lum. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (2001) 170 pp 52 ill. (22col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-752-1 $25.00 Can./U.S (20 €)
National Gallery of Canada Review Volume I 2000
Colin B. Bailey et al
In this volume: the rediscovery of an early Boucher; a new look at a portrait by Girodet; an analysis of works by Piero di Cosimo; an essay on photographic pioneer Farnham Maxwell Lyte; and a tribute to the career of the Gallery's Kathleen M. Fenwick. In English and French.
National Gallery of Canada (2000) 158 pp 55 ill. (9 col.) 10.5 x 8 in softcover No ISBN $25.00 Can./U.S (20 €)
The National Gallery of Canada: A Canadian Cultural Treasure
Edited by Pierre Théberge
National Gallery of Canada (1999) 36 pp 38 col. ill. 9 x 8 in softcover 0-88884-710-6 $4.95 Can./U.S (4 €)
Canadian Art: Volume 1 ( A-F)
Edited by Charles C. Hill & Pierre B. Landry
This handsome hardcover edition contains more than 300 biographies of Canadian artists, from Adamson to Fuller, and features more than 700 illustrations of works from the National Gallery's permanent collection. Also available in a French language edition.
National Gallery of Canada (1988)
447 pp 710 ill. 10.5 x 9 in hardcover 0-88884-545-6 $74.95 Can./U.S. (60 €)
European and American Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts: Volume 1 (1300-1800)
Edited by Myron Laskin Jr. and Michael Pantazzi
This two volume hardcover boxed set, one volume with text and one with plates, presents 262 works by over 200 artists from 1300 to 1800. A biography of the artist as well as comprehensive documentation accompanies each work. A subsequent volume is not yet published.
National Gallery of Canada (1987)
Boxed set including 1 book of 364 pp (all text) and 1 book of 276 pp 275 ill. 10.5 x 7 in hardcover
0-88884-531-6 $129.95 Can./U.S. (104 €)