Art History

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The Way Home

UBC Press, On Point Press

Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.

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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

UBC Press

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

UBC Press

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff

An Artist’s Letters from Depression-Era British Columbia

Edited by Peter Neary
UBC Press

Aspiring artist Alan Caswell Collier’s letters, sketches, and paintings recall in vivid detail life in Canada’s relief camps and the crisis of youth unemployment during the Great Depression.

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Reading Vincent van Gogh

A Thematic Guide to the Letters

Athabasca University Press

Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to Van Gogh’s letters and a distillation of the key themes that reoccur throughout his collected letters.

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“My Own Portrait in Writing”

Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Athabasca University Press

An inspiring book that argues for Van Gogh’s letters to be placed alongside the literary work of Blake and Eliot.

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