McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History

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  1. The Global Flows of Early Scottish Photography
    Almost immediately after the invention of photography, Scottish photographers took their clunky cameras on the road to capture the stories of peoples and communities touched by the forces of British imperialism. For the next thirty... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2019
    Hardback | £45.00
  2. Tear Gas Epiphanies
    Museums are frequently sites of struggle and negotiation. They are key cultural institutions that occupy an oftentimes uncomfortable place at the crossroads of the arts, culture, various levels of government, corporate ventures,... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2019
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  3. I'm Not Myself at All
    Notions of identity have long structured women’s art. Dynamics of race, class, and gender have shaped the production of artworks and oriented their subsequent reassessments. Arguably, this is especially true of art by women,... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2018
    Hardback | £54.00
  4. Sketches from an Unquiet Country
    Canadian readers have enjoyed their own graphic satire since colonial times and Canadian artists have thrived as they took aim at the central issues and figures of their age. Graphic satire, a combination of humorous drawing and... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2018
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  5. Canadian Painters in a Modern World, 1925–1955
    From the Roaring Twenties and the Group of Seven to the Automatistes and the early Cold War, Canadian artists lived through and embodied an era of global tumult and change. With an interweaving of historical narrative, lavish... Learn More
    Published: 27th September 2017
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  6. Narratives Unfolding
    Somewhere between global and local, the nation still lingers as a concept. National art histories continue to be written – some for the first time – while innovative methods and practices redraw the boundaries of these... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2017
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  7. Spaces and Places for Art
    When the Edmonton Museum of Arts opened in 1924 it was only the second art gallery in Canada west of Toronto. Spaces and Places for Art tells the story of the financial and ideological struggles that community groups and artist... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2017
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  8. For Folk's Sake
    Folk art emerged in twentieth-century Nova Scotia not as an accident of history, but in tandem with cultural policy developments that shaped art institutions across the province between 1967 and 1997. For Folk’s Sake charts... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2016
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  9. Architecture on Ice
    Despite the legendary reputations of Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens, and the Montreal Forum, skating rinks and hockey arenas may be North America’s most overlooked cultural buildings. Architecture on Ice reveals... Learn More
    Published: 19th September 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  10. Picturing Toronto
    In 1911, when Arthur Goss was hired as Toronto’s first official photographer, the city was at a critical juncture. Industry expansion and population growth produced pressing concerns about housing shortages, sanitation,... Learn More
    Published: 5th April 2016
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  11. Family Ties
    House museums act as both sources and suppliers of history. Functioning first as private residences, they are then preserved as commemorative monuments and become living history museums offering theme-based tours led by period-costumed... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 2015
    Hardback | £91.00
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  12. Breaking and Entering
    As climate change, economic recession, war, and mass migration destabilize the world and create a less certain future, notions of home and shelter loom large. Breaking and Entering considers how contemporary artists and filmmakers... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2015
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  13. Visibly Canadian
    Spectacular, scientific, and educational cultural practices were used to establish and define public identities in the British colonies of nineteenth-century Canada. In Visibly Canadian, Karen Stanworth argues that visual representations... Learn More
    Published: 6th January 2015
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  14. Negotiations in a Vacant Lot
    At a moment when the discipline of Canadian art history seems to be in flux and the study of Canadian visual culture is gaining traction outside of art history departments, the authors of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot were asked:... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2014
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  15. Making Toronto Modern
    In the final years of the nineteenth century, Toronto architects started to consider how their city, through progressive architecture and urban planning, could be made "modern." Making Toronto Modern constructs Toronto's... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2014
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  16. Paul-Émile Borduas
    From his beginnings as a rural church decorator, to his role as catalyst of the social and artistic manifesto the Refus global, to a career as Canada's pre-eminent practitioner of radical abstraction abroad, Paul-Émile... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2013
    Hardback | £62.00
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