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A visual journey into a largely forgotten but rich vein in Canada's cultural legacy.
Independent Spirit celebrates women artists in Canada from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on rarely seen paintings in private collections, as well as exquisite pieces from public galleries, A.K. Prakash offers a unique and inspired selection of work by women artists who changed the face of Canadian art.
In Part I, seventy-seven works of art by thirty-six artists are presented in detail, each with a stunning full-page colour image and an incisive analysis and appreciation of the work. In Part II, in-depth biographies feature additional full-colour images and details of the artwork to illustrate each artist's approach and distinctive technique.
The first definitive book on the subject, Independent Spirit includes an annotated index of 564 early Canadian women artists and a comprehensive bibliography, with selected resources for each of the thirty-six artists profiled in Parts I and II. Invaluable to collectors and scholars alike, this unrivalled resource will be essential reading for anyone interested in Canadian art.
Artists featured in Independent Spirit:
About the Author:
A.K. Prakash, author of Canadian Art: Selected Masters from Private Collections (2003), has been an advisor to some of the most prominent art collectors in North America for more than twenty years. In a varied and distinguished career, he served as Advisor to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, the Prime Minister's Office, and to Royal Commissions. He has also consulted for the Canada Council; the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa; the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris; and the United Nations Development Programme, New York, and its offices in Cairo, New Delhi, Tehran, and Ulan Bator. In addition to his two books, A.K. Prakash has written a series on Canadian Masters published over ten years (1903-2003) in the bilingual Magazin'Art and several exhibition catalogues published by art galleries in Calgary and Montreal. He was also an advisor for Canadian Paintings in the Thomson Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario (2008).
Title: Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women ...
Publisher: Firefly Books
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Book Description Firefly Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. this ex-library copy has a solid tight binding and clean unmarked pages.well preserved. Bookseller Inventory # vl2819
Book Description Firefly Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1554074177 Ex-library with typical stamps and labels. This copy with it's protected dust-jacket in clean and unmarked with a tight spine and no wear. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library. Bookseller Inventory # 307622
Book Description Firefly Books, 2008. Hardcover. pp. 409. 4to. Profusely illustrated. Light rubbing to edges; near fine, in good dust jacket - rear panel showing creasing and a one-inch tear. Bookseller Inventory # 034954
Book Description Firefly Books, Richmond Hill On, 2008. Hard cover in dust jacket. Book Condition: Very good. 407 Pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour Foreword by David Thomson. A survey of early Canadian Women artists from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 42575
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Book Description New York: Firefly Books Ltd, 2008., New York:, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. PRAKASH, A. K. Independent spirit. Early Canadian women artists. New York: Firefly Books Ltd, 2008. 4to., 409 p., color ills. Original binding. Dust wrapper. New ISBN: 9781554074174 CATALOG: Women studies KEYWORDS: Canada Woman History of art Painting. Bookseller Inventory # 64653
Book Description Oct 10, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. Lightly read ex-library copy with usual ex-library characteristics and a tight binding. Light dust jacket creases. Bookseller Inventory # 15945
Book Description Firefly Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011554074177
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