Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada

Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada

by David Franklin, National Gallery of Canada
     
 

This volume, featuring 128 full-page colour illustrations, showcases a wide-ranging selection of the most outstanding works from Canada's largest art museum. Each of the pieces chosen for inclusion is introduced by a curatorial specialist, who sets it in its historical context and comments on its meaning and its place in the artist's oeuvre.

Pride of place is given

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Overview

This volume, featuring 128 full-page colour illustrations, showcases a wide-ranging selection of the most outstanding works from Canada's largest art museum. Each of the pieces chosen for inclusion is introduced by a curatorial specialist, who sets it in its historical context and comments on its meaning and its place in the artist's oeuvre.

Pride of place is given to the Gallery's unparalleled holdings in Canadian art, but European art - paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings - is equally well represented. Masterworks from the Inuit art collection are also included, as well as examples from the Gallery's small but distinguished Asian collection. In recent decades, photographs have become an increasingly important part of the Gallery's collecting mandate, both through its own collection and that of its affiliate the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and this emphasis too is amply reflected here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099447
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface9
Canadian Art to 194517
Asian Art65
European Art to 194573
Canadian and International Art since 1945147
Inuit Art231
Photographs243
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography275
Authors286
Index of Artists287

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