National Visions, National Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s

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In the 1920s a complex set of relationships linked the construction of a unified Canadian identity to England, to the depiction of the landscape as an imagined national geography in the works of the Group of Seven, and to the image of the "Indian" as a disappearing race. Leslie Dawn unravels these connections by revisiting and radically revising the understanding of several well-known events and rescuing others from obscurity. The book also reveals how the portraits of Native peoples of western Canada by the ...

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Overview

In the 1920s a complex set of relationships linked the construction of a unified Canadian identity to England, to the depiction of the landscape as an imagined national geography in the works of the Group of Seven, and to the image of the "Indian" as a disappearing race. Leslie Dawn unravels these connections by revisiting and radically revising the understanding of several well-known events and rescuing others from obscurity. The book also reveals how the portraits of Native peoples of western Canada by the American artist Langdon Kihn served to undermine the principle of Native disappearance on which the Group's works were based.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774812184
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Dawn is professor of art at the University of Lethbridge.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Canadian Art in England     6
England in Canadian Art     31
Canadian Art in Paris     55
Canadian Primitives in Paris     94
Barbeau and Kihn with the Stoney in Alberta     116
Barbeau and Kihn with the Gitxsan in British Columbia     147
Giving Gitxsan Totem Poles a New Slant     182
Representing and Repossessing the Picturesque Skeena Valley     209
West Coast Art, Native and Modern     238
The Downfall of Barbeau     273
Revisiting Carr     293
Conclusion     310
Notes     318
Bibliography     408
Illustration Credits     425
Index     428
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