Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

By: Murray, Joan

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Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 272 pages.


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Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century is a survey of the richest, most controversial and perhaps most thoroughly confusing centuries in the whole history of the visual arts in Canada - the period from 1900 to the present. Murray shows how, beginning with Tonalism at the start of the century, new directions in art emerged - starting with our early Modernists, among them Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Today, Modernism has lost its dominance. Artists, critics, and the public alike are confronted by a scene of unprecedented variety and complexity. Murray discusses the social and political events of the century in combination with the cultural context; movements, ideas, attitudes, and styles; the important groups in Canadian art, and major and minor artists and their works. Fully documented, well researched and written with clarity and over four hundred illustrations in both black-and-white and colour, Murray's book is essential for understanding Canadian art of this century. As an introduction, it is excellent in both its scope and intelligence.

Title: Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

Author: Murray, Joan

Categories: Art, Canada,

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dundurn Pr Ltd: 1999

ISBN Number: 1550023322

ISBN Number 13: 9781550023329

Binding: Oversize Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: XL

Seller ID: 132614