Art History

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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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Art in Turmoil

The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

Contributions by Ralph Croizier, Shentian Zheng and Scott Watson; 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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Gods of Angkor

Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Gods of Angkor celebrates the accomplishments of Khmer bronze casters and their perfection of skill and aesthetic expression over nearly two millennia.

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