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149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe — Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republic

By Julian Porter

This chapter from Julian Porter’s essential companion to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republic. His passion for art began with the seven years ... Read more

All Things Move

By Jeannie Marshall

A deeply personal search for meaning in Michelangelo’s frescoes—and an impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age.

What do we hope to get out of seeing a famous piece of art? Jeannie Marshall asked that question of herself when she started visiting the Sistine ... Read more

Anthony Flower

By Laurie Glenn Norris & Ann Catherine Lowe

A romantic view of 19th-century Canada — a domestic complement to the work of Bartlett, Constable, and Kane.

Anthony Flower (1792-1875) lived and worked in New Brunswick for most of his life. A farmer with a lifelong passion for art, he painted until his death at the age of ... Read more

Cassatt – McNicoll

Edited by Caroline Shields

This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the work of two pioneering women Impressionist painters: the American Mary Cassatt and her Canadian contemporary Helen McNicoll. Renowned for their depictions of modern womanhood, their work had a profound impact on ... Read more

Chefs-d'oeuvre de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook

Edited by Terry Graff

Les collections d'œuvres d'art racontent des histoires qui reflètent les intérêts du collectionneur et de son époque. Chefs-d'œuvre de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook relate la vie rocambolesque de sir William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, aussi connu sous le nom de lord Beaverbrook, ... Read more

Deeds/Abstracts

By Greg Curnoe

Before his tragic death in 1992, Greg Curnoe had submitted to Brick Books a manuscript based on extraordinarily detailed research into the history of 38 Weston, his address in London, Ontario. The result is a journal/collage that traces the occupancy of that one small plot of ... Read more

Deeds/Abstracts

By Greg Curnoe

Before his tragic death in 1992, Greg Curnoe had submitted to Brick Books a manuscript based on extraordinarily detailed research into the history of 38 Weston, his address in London, Ontario. The result is a journal/collage that traces the occupancy of that one small plot of ... Read more

Giotto and the St Francis cycle

By Bayeux Collective

Humanity and Art: The Artist and the Saint

Halifax Harbour 1918 / Le port d'Halifax 1918

Edited by Anabelle Kienle Poňka

Two wartime artists, one bustling harbour, and a city ravaged by the Halifax Explosion. Two perspectives on Halifax one year after the Explosion.

A year after the city was devastated by the Halifax Explosion Harold Gilman (British, 1876–1919) and Arthur Lismer (Canadian, 1885–1969) ... Read more