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Ontario Fraktur - A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada, Bird, Michael S.
1 Bird, Michael S. Ontario Fraktur - A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada
Toronto, ON M. F. Feheley Publishers 1977 0919880088 / 9780919880085 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Photos 
DJ shows some wear to extremities and rubbing along spine. ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar. ; 144 pages; "This is the first serious study done in Canada of Fraktur, a rich tradition of folk art having its beginnings in Medieval Europe and brought to North America by Germanic settlers fleeing religious persecution. The art of manuscript illumination attained its most exuberant form of expression among the Germanic communities of Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries. Michael Bird examines in detail the major teaching groups who practiced at that time and discusses the tradition as it appears in the three founding Mennonite communities in southern Ontario - the Niagara Peninsula, Markham Township and Waterloo County. Further aspects explored are the calligraphic and pictorial elements of Fraktur, its major decorative uses, and a consideration of Fraktur as religious art. With its 242 illustrations, many in full color, this book presents a treasury of beautiful images that will delight all those with an interest in art." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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2 Collection, The Alma Matter Society Art The Alma Mater Society Art Collection
Vancouver BC University of British Columbia 1988 Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by B&W and Color Illustrations 
Only slight wear; Laid in is an invitation to view this exhibition on its fortieth anniversary Oct 3 1988.; Trade PB; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 64 pages 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Onley's Arctic  Diaries and Paintings of the High Arctic, Onley, Toni
3 Onley, Toni Onley's Arctic Diaries and Paintings of the High Arctic
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre 1989 088894666X / 9780888946669 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ and boards. ; A bright, solid book, dj is clean and crisp. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Color Illustrations; 164 pages; "Toni Onley was a Manx painter noted for his landscapes and abstract works. Born in Douglas on the Isle of Man, he moved to Canada in 1948, and lived in Brantford, Ontario.Among his works are many watercolours depicting the northern Canadian landscape. Onley painted natural subjects according to his view to create beautiful landscapes in the Canadian tradition. Icebergs, trees, water and coasts are the prominent features in these artworks. He also painted abstractly, particularly during the 1960s, when he produced his Polar series.He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999. He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died at the age of 76 in a plane crash on the Fraser River near Maple Ridge, British Columbia, as he was practising takeoffs and landings in a Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer amphibious plane. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Mind's I; Poems and Drawings, Shadbolt, Jack
4 Shadbolt, Jack Mind's I; Poems and Drawings
Toronto, ON McClelland and Stewart 1973 0771081170 / 9780771081170 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
Signed by Illustrator; Light chipping to extremities of DJ ; Inscribed by Shadbolt to 'Joe' (also an artist) on blank page facing half title page. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 111 pages; "The book contains all of Shadbolt's poems from the 1930's to the present, with some revised versions; they are accompanied by thirty-five black-and-white illustrations, some of them double page" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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O SIYAM  Aboriginal Art Inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games/O Siyam: L'art autochtone inspiré par les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2010, VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games)
5 VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games) O SIYAM Aboriginal Art Inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games/O Siyam: L'art autochtone inspiré par les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2010
Mississauga, ON Wiley 2009 047016154X / 9780470161548 Paperback Near Fine 
A bright, solid book, as new. Number line 1-5. ; Trade PB; Color Illustrations; 0.5 x 10.3 x 8.3 Inches; 144 pages; O Siyam showcases the enormous diversity of Canadian Aboriginal art with full-colour images, descriptive text and critical commentary. This beautiful, collector's edition highlights the importance and relevance of Canada's Aboriginal artists in an exhibition of unprecedented scope. Much of the commissioned art will be on permanent display at competition and non-competition Olympic and Paralympic Winter venues after the 2010 Games. Artwork featured in the book will vary from the traditional to the contemporary and will include a range of art by both major Aboriginal artists and emerging new talent. Descriptions of the artists and their work are being written in consultation with Aboriginal curators and historians. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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