Books tagged: Artists

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Building the West

Edited by Donald Luxton

Printed in two colours throughout and richly illustrated with over 600 photographs and duotones of these architects’ most important works, Building the West tells the stories, discovers the hopes and aspirations, and celebrates the successes and accomplishments of the early ... Read more

Changes

By Al Neil

A Canadian underground classic, an unredeemedly raw tale of sex, drugs and booze in the life of a Vancouver jazz musician in the early 1960s.

Context and Content

By A.J. Diamond

A deeply personal memoir from one of Canada’s most celebrated architects.
In this personal account of A. J. Diamond’s life and work, he shares how he came to be the founder of the leading architecture firm Diamond Schmitt, one of Canada’s most successful architecture ... Read more

Deadly Triangle

By Susan Goldenberg

Glamorous young wife Alma Rattenbury takes her chauffeur as a lover and their scandalous relationship leads to a murder most foul.
The 1935 murder of architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, famous for his design of the iconic Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel in Victoria, ... Read more

DrawBridge

By Joan Boxall
By (artist) Stephen A. Corcoran

How do you establish trust and meaningful connection with a sibling who suffers from schizophrenia? In an attempt to rekindle her relationship with her estranged brother Steve, Joan takes him to art the Art Studios in Vancouver, where he takes part in art classes for individuals ... Read more

Fiery Soul

By Fraidie Martz
With Andrew Wilson

John Hirsch arrived in Winnipeg in 1947, a 17-year-old Hungarian orphan of the Holocaust, knowing no English. Ten years later, he co-founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre, establishing a model for regional theatres across North America. He went on to direct award-winning productions ... Read more

Final Fire

By Michael Mitchell

 

See the world through a photographer’s eyes

Final Fire is a companion piece to Mitchell’s much-praised 2004 memoir, The Molly Fire, a finalist for both the Writers’ Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and a Globe and ... Read more

Flower Diary

By Molly Peacock

 

“Graceful yet precise, poetic yet deeply rooted in research, this exploration of an overlooked painter is gorgeous — a joy to read. Molly Peacock’s insights and empathy with her subject bring to life both Mary Hiester Reid and her luscious flower paintings. ” — Charlotte ... Read more