Vanishing British Columbia

By: Kluckner, Michael

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Book Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 223 pages. 160 of the author's original watercolor paintings.


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The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of "roadside memory," a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of Western history. More than a decade ago, Michael Kluckner began painting these dots on his personal map of the province in a watercolor sketchbook. With small towns declining and old rural properties changing, so little of the history of these places has been recorded in museums or archives, and so much of it may disappear "within a heartbeat" as families disperse and memories dim.

After he put a few of the sketches onto his web site, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era. Vanishing British Columbia is a record of these places and the stories they tell, and an argument for stewardship of regional history in the face of urbanization and globalization.

Title: Vanishing British Columbia

Author: Kluckner, Michael

Categories: Art, History, General, Canada,

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Univ of British Columbia Pr: 2005

ISBN Number: 0774811250

ISBN Number 13: 9780774811255

Binding: Oversize Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: XL

Seller ID: 129667

Keywords: Watercolors, Michael Kluckner, Painting, Nature, British Columbia, Canada,