Emily Carr: New Perspective on a Canadian Icon

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As a defiant Victorian drawn to the deep forest and the open sky, an early recorder of monumental Northwest Coast art and a painter, writer and humourist, Carr is unique in the Canadian cultural pantheon. Though we know much about her, we know little of the social and political contexts that defined her image and posterity. Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon is an ambitious and groundbreaking book that revisits the artist and her world through the eyes of three distinguished senior curators and nine equally distinguished critics and essayists. Beginning with an exploration of Carr’s artistic development, the text continues will a survey of her work featuring over 300 reproductions including: Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky and Above the Gravel Pit.

Emily Carr: New Perspective on a Canadian Icon was published to coincide with an equally ambitious and nationally touring exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery; curated by Ian M. Thom, Charles C. Hill and Johanne Lamoureux; and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 7, 2006 to January 7, 2007.


Edited by Ian M. Thom, Charles C. Hill, Johanne Lamoureux
Essays by Marcia Crosby, Susan Crean, Charles Hill, Andrew Hunter, Johanne Lamoureaux, Gerta Moray, Peter Macnair, Jay Stewart, Ian M. Thom

336 pages
7 x 11 inches
302 colour and black and white illustrations
ISBN 9781553651731
Vancouver Art Gallery, Douglas & McIntyre, National Gallery of Canada