Picturing the Land

Picturing the Land

Narrating Territories in Canadian Landscape Art, 1500-1950

Book - 2011
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Emphasizing the ways in which social, economic, and political conditions determine representation, Marylin McKay moves beyond canonical images and traditional nationalistic interpretations by analyzing Canadian landscape art in relation to different concepts of territory. Taking an expansive and inclusive perspective on Canadian landscape art, McKay depicts this tradition in all its diversity and draws it into the larger body of Western landscape art, broadening the horizon of future study, appreciation, and criticism. Richly illustrated and filled with sophisticated and innovative commentary, Picturing the Land provides new and distinct histories of the landscape art of French and English Canada.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780773538177
Characteristics: xviii, 359 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm

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