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Art of Emily Carr
Doris Shadbolt
0888944411
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Emily Carr (1871-1945) traveled to remote regions for inspiration for her art, vibrantly chronicling the rich culture of Northwest indigenous people and the dense forest of the West Coast. Carr's spiritually infused work was controversial in its day; today she is considered a master of the style. This book reflects more than a decade of meticulous research and includes reproductions of over 200 paintings, charcoals, and drawings, as well as extensive quotes from the artist, who was also a writer.


Four Pictures by Emily Carr
Nicolas Debon
0888995326
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-Debon has distilled four periods in the Canadian artist's life (1871-1945) into enticing vignettes that illuminate her passions, determination, health problems, relationships with fellow Group of Seven artists, and, most of all, her dramatic progression as a painter. Presented in a comic-book format reminiscent of French classics "Tintin" and "Asterix," the book draws on Carr's extensive journals to tell her story primarily in her own words and also includes a brief biographical prologue. Each chapter opens with a faithful reproduction of one of her paintings. Of the four pieces of art, only the story of Carr's Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky is fully integrated with the text, allowing readers to see the scene that inspired it through the artist's eyes. While the book lacks the specific...


Forest Lover
Susan Vreeland
0143034308
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Novelist Susan Vreeland has made a career of fictionalizing the lives of artists and of particular paintings, like Artemisia Gentileschi¹s magnificent Judith in The Passion of Artemisia. In her third novel, The Forest Lover, Vreeland's subject is the courageous Canadian painter Emily Carr, who traveled through native villages and wilderness of British Columbia in the early 1900s, often alone, on a quest to paint totem poles and other artifacts before the indigenous traditions died out and the poles were destroyed or sold. Vreeland's Carr is deeply respectful of the people she meets, and is rewarded with their trust and their stories. She brings the same sensitivity with her to Paris to see the new art, is exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, and returns to Vancouver in 1912 with a style so direct, and colors so expressive,...


The Forest Lover
Susan Vreeland
0641709854

Hardcover
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The Cat's Meow
Emily Carmichael
0553586343
October 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nefertiti, known as Titi to her owner and friends, wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that a novel featuring a talking cat, amnesia and nefarious thugs can be a sophisticated read. Indeed, it seems that anthropomorphic pets really add that extra purr, or so Carmichael (Gone to the Dogs, etc.) proves in yet another charming romantic caper, this time featuring Mckenna Wright and, of course, her cat Titi. An overworked lawyer with a drive to succeed, Mckenna faces one of her biggest challenges when she uncovers a crucial piece of evidence on a high-profile case. Winning the case means making partner at her law firm, but concealing evidence from her nemesis, opposing counsel Tom Markham, means breaking the law. Her deliberations prove irrelevant, however, when a car accident leaves her with temporary amnesia and,...


Seven Journeys
Doris Shadbolt
0295982462
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Emily Carr (1871-1945) was an extraordinary Canadian artist and writer. She is now a national cultural icon and is considered one of the great artists of the Americas. She found inspiration for her paintings in the lush and towering rain forests of the British Columbia coast and in the compelling totem poles that stood in Native villages. This book is based on a special cache of small drawing books that offer a direct connection with Carrís hand, eye, and mind. Spanning the years 1927 to 1930, at a turning point in her life when she was in her mid-fifties, these sketches record seven significant journeys -- to isolated Native villages in coastal British Columbia and to eastern Canada to meet fellow artists in the Group of Seven. Two of the journeys were metaphorical -- to abstraction and to nature itself -- but...


The Complete Writings of Emily Carr
Emily Carr
0295976268
July 1997
Paperback
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Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art
Anne Newlands
1552090450
August 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
"Some can be active to a great age but enjoy little," observed Emily Carr shortly before her death in 1945. "I have lived." The impressive scope of Carr's art and her unorthodox life are the subjects of art educator Anne Newlands' latest book. In a text that skillfully blends selections from Carr's own writings with illustrated commentary, Newlands creates a delightful look at one of Canada's best-known artists. "Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art" will lead you to the West Coast, where Carr spent much of her life in a world of richly drawn First Nations villages and totems, dark, haunting forests, wild beaches and vast skies. There, you will meet the unconventional woman -- "the little old lady on the edge of nowhere," as she called herself -- who helped define the face of Canadian art.


Unsettling Encounters
Gerta Moray
0774812826
June 2006
Hardcover
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Emily Carr
Jo Ellen Bogart
0887766404
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-With an excellent-quality, full-color reproduction of Carr's work facing every page of text, this is a gorgeous look at the Canadian artist's life at the turn of and during the early part of the 20th century. Carr visited the Native peoples of the Northwest and was inspired to paint their world, leaving a record of their spirituality and artifacts. Her unusual subjects, travels, and frustrations are related chronologically. The text is written in small type; the size of the plates will work well with groups. While Bogart includes elements of "Emily thought" this or that, this type of extension is reasonable given the many journals and writings that Carr left behind. Newhouse's pen-and-ink drawings add a sense of the artist's personality but are sometimes awkward in execution. Not a first purchase,...


Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings
Emily Carr
1550548964
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Collected here for the first time in book form are the expurgated sections of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's unpublished journals, her important "Lecture on Totems" about Native art and people, and letters to and from several key figures in her life. The unpublished journal entries include long passages about her first meeting with Sophie Frank, a Squamish basket maker who became a confidante; anguished meditations on her spiritual mission; musings about Native culture and the white community's reaction to it; and thoughts about her sisters and relatives. This collection also features commentary by noted literary historian Susan Crean that offers cultural and historical context.


Forest Lover
Susan Vreeland
0670032670
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Novelist Susan Vreeland has made a career of fictionalizing the lives of artists and of particular paintings, like Artemisia Gentileschi¹s magnificent Judith in The Passion of Artemisia. In her third novel, The Forest Lover, Vreeland's subject is the courageous Canadian painter Emily Carr, who traveled through native villages and wilderness of British Columbia in the early 1900s, often alone, on a quest to paint totem poles and other artifacts before the indigenous traditions died out and the poles were destroyed or sold. Vreeland's Carr is deeply respectful of the people she meets, and is rewarded with their trust and their stories. She brings the same sensitivity with her to Paris to see the new art, is exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, and returns to Vancouver in 1912 with a style so direct, and colors so expressive,...


The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr
Jovette Marchessault
0889223149
Feb 1992
Paperback
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Seven Journeys: The Sketchbooks of Emily Carr
Doris Shadbolt
1550549227
January 2002
Hardcover
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Emily Carr
Ruth Gowers
0907582958
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Klee Wyck
Emily Carr
155005063X
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The title of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's first book means "Laughing One," the nickname given her by the Native people of Canada's west coast. She returned the favor with Klee Wyck, a collection of 21 "word portraits" of their lives and ways. The memoir describes in witty, vivid detail Carr's visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages and got to know a people whose "quiet strength healed my heart." The book is reissued here with restored text and features the original introduction by Ira Dilworth and a new introduction by Carr scholar Kathryn Bridge. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Emily Carr: A Biography
Maria Tippett
0773757120
May 1995
Paperback
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