First published in 1973, this book quickly became an indispensable short history of Canadian painting. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect new information and new interpretations. The first edition studied Canadian painting through 1965, masterfully combining visual description, anecdotes, and aesthetic evaluation with full accounts of the careers of most of the leading Canadian painters, beginning in the French colonial period. The second edition covers events through 1980, with a new long chapter covering the crucial intervening fifteen years that saw developing in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms, and an apparent waning of interest in painting. Reid contends that this was not so, and traces the contributions of established artists who produced steadily in the period as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 illustrations, 36 of them in color, this edition is simply the most wide-ranging and authoritative handbook on its subject available and will be of interest to anyone involved in art and art history.
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations is a concise version of thebestselling history of Canada's original inhabitants, Indians, Inuit, and Metis.Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines the techniques from history,anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason and Calder trace the history of the morethan 50 First Nations in the territory that is now Canada, beginning with thearrival of people in North America across the Bering Strait many thousands ofyears ago.
The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.
Drawing on a generation of new scholarship the authors of this book trace the history of business institutions in Canada, and the complex web of trade, investment, technology, and ideas that connect Canadian business development to the evolution of capitalism in Europe and North America over the past 500 years. Within this framework the authors explore the role of entrepreneurs, financial promoters, politicians, government bureaucrats, small businesses, and multinational corporations in shaping a distinctive Canadian business system.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In this, the first generalized history of sport in Canada, the authors draw on their own research to discuss such topics as sport in nineteenth century Montreal; sport as a diversion for the elite in nineteenth century Toronto; three early sport celebrities--Louis Rubenstein, Ned Hanlan, and Louis Cyr; sport and physical education in schools and universities and the several leaders in these fields who had great influence on organized sport; sport between the wars; sport and technological change; women in sports; sports journalism; Canada at the Olympic Games; and the federal government's involvement in sport. Intended as a core text for physical education students, this engrossing survey will also reveal a rich background of activity and accomplishment, the knowledge of which will enhance the enjoyment of sport enthusiasts.
The author discusses the origins of the population, the country's geography and the harnessing of natural resources, the development of the machinery of government, and the emergence of an independent sovereign state with a voice in world affairs. He also shows that Canada stands out today as a remarkable experiment in political toleration and compromise in a world torn by savage racial disorders.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press
As in the original work, Harold Kalman emphasizes social and cultural contexts, bringing to light several distinctive characteristics of Canadian architects and their work. Among them are a respect for nature, natural forms, and local materials; a tendency to absorb ideas from abroad and themsimplify or restrain them; a preference for the middle ground between extreme modernism and extreme traditionalism; and a flair for innovation in response to social needs. Convenience for readers is not the only respect in which this concise edition differs from the original two-volume History of Canadian Architecture. As well, the focus on architecture itself (as opposed to town planning) has been sharpened; the organization of the text has been clarified; and thefinal chapter, on modern architecture, has been expanded to include more than a dozen new buildings.Offering all the authority of the original edition, which was awarded the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize given by the Canadian Historical Association, the Concise History of Canaldian Architecture will appeal to everyone with an interest in Canada's history as well as those fascinated by architecture.Describing Canada's building history in lucid and interesting narrative, this volume is also lavishly illustrated with over 700 black-and-white images, making it the one-volume source on our architectural heritage.
"In these two volumes, which replace the Reader's Guide to Canadian History, experts provide a select and critical guide to historical writing about pre- and post-Confederation Canada, with an emphasis on the most recent scholarship" -- Cover.