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Emily Carr’s life and work are familiar, but what kind of world shaped this fascinating artist? In the rigid Victorian era, she championed Northwest monumental art. A nature lover, she kept a boardinghouse in the city. Ten essays by distinguished curators and critics offer compelling insight, examining Carr’s interactions with other artists, the influence on her work by th ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 28th 2006 by Douglas & McIntyre
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Oct 30, 2007 Aimee rated it liked it
Recommends it for: NW art aficionados, feisty women
Like many artists, Emily Carr was a spunky and eccentric woman whose ideas and way of life was ahead of her time. She was a painter, a potter, a writer, boarding house landlady, a lover of animals (she had birds, dogs, and a monkey). Raised in British Columbia during the Victorian Era, she was quintessentially Northwestern in her love of natural beauty. The totems and the cultures of the local First Nations further inspired her work. This book contains a variety of essays composed by various art ...more