Art History

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The Athenians and Their Empire

UBC Press

In this straightforward but colourful narrative, the only critical study of its kind, Malcolm McGregor explains how democracy was nurtured in Athens and how effective government was achieved.

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Dear Nan

Letters of Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms

Edited by Doreen Walker
UBC Press

This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms, and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr written between 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer.

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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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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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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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Gandharan Buddhism

Archaeology, Art, and Texts

UBC Press

The essays in this volume reassess Gandharan Buddhism in light of these findings, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that illuminates the complex historical and cultural dynamics of the region.

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National Visions, National Blindness

Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s

UBC Press

An insightful analysis of how art was used to create an independent Canadian national identity, often at the expense of First Nations representation.

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Ritual Beauty

Edited by Joan Stuhr
University of Arizona Museum of Art

Ritual Beauty paints a portrait of social, political and religious life in the ancient Americas, the setting in which these exceptional works of art were created. An overview of the PreColumbian world prior to European contact by Joanne Stuhr is followed by essays on Mesoamerican and Andean cultures, shamanism, and textile arts that ...

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Ship Models in the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Paul Holberton Publishing

Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre.

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On the Art of Being Canadian

UBC Press

Drawing on a wealth of artistic expression, this book explores how the arts and artists have shaped Canadian national identity.

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