Books tagged: Contemporary (1945-)

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Lost City

By John Leroux

An Atlantic Bestseller

From the 1950s through the 1970s, cities throughout North America engaged in disruptive periods of massive "urban renewal" of older, poorer areas. Neighbourhoods were razed to make way for freeways, housing projects, public amenities, sports arenas, and ... Read more

Moments of Perception

Edited by Jim Shedden, Barbara Sternberg
Text by Michael Zryd, and Stephen Broomer

Film is the art form of our times. It has formed the background of our lives, informed visual arts practices, and formed our culture’s stories, its memory.

Moments of Perception is a landmark book. The first history of twentieth and early-twenty-first-century Canadian experimental ... Read more

The Grande Dames of the Cariboo

By Julie Fowler

Author Julie Fowler began a quest to find out more about an artist from the Cariboo named Sonia Cornwall (1919-2006). Through interviews, letters, original artworks, articles, exhibition catalogues, imaginings of conversations and occurrences, along with her own reflections ... Read more


Edited by Wanda Nanibush & Georgiana Uhlyarik

Exploring the experimental energy of an era, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 brings together more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives to highlight an innovative period in Toronto art history. Amidst the social and political upheavals of their time, the ... Read more

Wabanaki Modern | Wabanaki Kiskukewey | Wabanaki Moderne

By Emma Hassencahl-Perley & John Leroux

The story of an overlooked group of cultural visionaries

The “Micmac Indian Craftsmen” of Elsipogtog (then known as Big Cove) rose to national prominence in the early 1960s. At their peak, they were featured in print media from coast to coast, their work was included in books ... Read more