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Rare Merit

Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

UBC Press

Rare Merit illuminates the impact of women as portraitists, travel documentarians, photojournalists, fine artists, hobbyists, and printers in the early years of photography in Canada.

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Adjusting the Lens

Indigenous Activism, Colonial Legacies, and Photographic Heritage

UBC Press

Adjusting the Lens explores and celebrates decolonizing strategies and practices that confront the ways the photographic record of Indigenous peoples has been shaped by the colonial imagination.

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Colin Campbell Writings

Concordia University Press
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Uplift

Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

UBC Press

The first major historical study of the Banff School of Fine Arts, Uplift reveals the foundational role of the school in shaping what is today the globally renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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The Bomb in the Wilderness

Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada

UBC Press

The Bomb in the Wilderness is an acutely perceptive analysis of Canada’s nuclear footprint through the medium of photography, revealing how we have represented, interpreted, and remembered nuclear activities since 1945.

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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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Native Art of the Northwest Coast

A History of Changing Ideas

UBC Press

A remarkable volume that makes accessible for the first time and in one place a broad selection of more than 250 years of writing on Northwest Coast Native art.

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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A Critical Study

Athabasca University Press

As the first literary critical study of Vincent van Gogh’s letters, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh presents the painter’s letters as purposeful imaginative creations that chart van Gogh’s evolving conception of himself as an artist.

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Milestones on a Golden Road

Writing for Chinese Socialism, 1945-80

UBC Press

Milestones on a Golden Road examines works of fiction written in China between 1945 and 1980, when the arts were required to reflect a Maoist vision of history and society.

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Glorify the Empire

Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo

UBC Press

An investigation into the intersection of Japanese imperialist politics and left-wing, avant-garde arts and culture in 1930s and ’40s Manchukuo.

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The Look of the Book

Manuscript Production in Shiraz, 1303–1452

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Published with Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Assesses the role of the city of Shiraz in Iranian book production between the early fourteenth and mid-fifteenth centuries.

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Picasso and the Circus

Fin-de-Siecle Paris and the Suite de Saltimbanques

Trout Gallery, Dickinson College

Considers the subject of the circus and the role of entertainment spectacles in the early 1900s, a key phase in Picasso's early career.

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Show of Hands

Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham

Highlighting work in all media by women artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, this book presents an wide-ranging survey fo the personal and communal stories that inspired the legacy of Pacific Northwest art.

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Creative Subversions

Whiteness, Indigeneity, and the National Imaginary

UBC Press

This book explores how whiteness and Indigeneity are articulated through commonplace symbols of Canadian identity and how the work of contemporary artists is subverting these nostalgic accounts of the past.

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Art in Turmoil

The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

Edited by Richard King
UBC Press

This book decodes the rhetoric of China’s turbulent decade, a time of both brutal iconoclasm and radical experimentation in the arts, to offer new insights into works that have transcended their times.

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