Art

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Unsettling Encounters

First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr

UBC Press

Featuring almost 300 illustrations, including 90 colour plates, Unsettling Encounters reconstructs a neglected aspect of Carr’s art and is a fresh assessment of her significance as a leading figure in early 20th-century modernism.

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Images in Asian Religions

Text and Contexts

UBC Press

A comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, which examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied.

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Northern Exposures

Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45

UBC Press

Illustrated throughout with archival photographs, this book examines the photographic and film practice of the Canadian government, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Hudson’s Bay Company, the three major colonial institutions involved in the arctic and sub-arctic.

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The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

UBC Press

The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society.

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Tales of Ghosts

First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61

UBC Press

An insightful examination of the complex functions of Northwest Coast art objects produced between 1922 and 1961, and a vital addition to First Nations and Canadian history.

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Global Goes Local

Popular Culture in Asia

UBC Press

Covering topics from pop music in Korea to TV commercials in Malaysia, this collection shows how imported cultural forms have been invested with fresh meaning and transformed by local artists to result in new forms of assertion and resistance.

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Privileging the Past

Reconstructing History in Northwest Coast Art

UBC Press

This book explores intellectual issues raised by postmodern theory, supported by detailed studies of projects that will interest a boad audience of students, historians, museum-goers, and those intrigued by Native American art and cultural history.

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Paul Kane's Great Nor-West

UBC Press

In this beautifully designed and richly illustrated book, Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek re-create Paul Kane's heroic journey across Canada and bring to life the people, places, and events he experienced.

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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums

UBC Press

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world.

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The Early Years of Native American Art History

The Politics of Scholarship and Collecting

UBC Press

This collection of essays deals with the development of Native American art history as a discipline.

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