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The Resource Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art, edited by John O'Brian & Peter White

Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art, edited by John O'Brian & Peter White

Label
Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art
Title
Beyond wilderness
Title remainder
the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art
Statement of responsibility
edited by John O'Brian & Peter White
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The great purpose of landscape art is to make us at home in our own country" was the nationalist maxim motivating the Group of Seven's artistic project. The empty landscape paintings of the Group played a significant role in the nationalization of nature in Canada, particularly in the development of ideas about northernness, wilderness, and identity. In Beyond Wilderness, John O'Brian and Peter White pick up where the Group of Seven left off. They demonstrate that since the 1960s a growing body of both art and critical writing has looked "beyond wilderness" to re-imagine landscape in a world of vastly altered political, technological, and environmental circumstances. By emphasizing social relationships, changing identity politics, and issues of colonial power and dispossession contemporary artists have produced landscape art that explores what was absent in the work of their predecessors. Beyond Wilderness expands the public understanding of Canadian landscape representation, tracing debates about the place of landscape in Canadian art and the national imagination through the twentieth century to the present. Critical writings from both contemporary and historically significant curators, historians, feminists, media theorists, and cultural critics and exactingly reproduced artworks by contemporary and historical artists are brought together in productive dialogue. Beyond Wilderness explains why landscape art in Canada had to be reinvented, and what forms the reinvention took."--
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Issued also in electronic format
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1949 August 12-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Brian, John
  • White, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape painting, Canadian
  • Nationalism and art
  • Nature in art
  • Canada
  • Landscape painting, Canadian
  • Nationalism and art
  • Nature in art
  • Canada
Label
Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art, edited by John O'Brian & Peter White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Beyond "Beyond Wilderness": a preface for the second edition / John O'Brian and Peter White. Introduction / John O'Brian and Peter White. Chapter 1: Wilderness myths : Out of the woods / Peter White -- Wild art history / John O'Brian. Chapter 2: Extensions of technology : Introduction -- Landscape manual / Jeff Wall -- Technology and environment / Marshall McLuhan -- La reǵion centrale / Michael Snow -- Plus tard / Michael Snow -- Amendments to continental refusal/refus continental / Greg Curnoe -- View of Victoria Hospital, first series: nos.1-6 / Greg Curnoe -- Siting the banal: the expanded landscapes of the N.E. Thing Company / Nancy Shaw -- Landscape with tree and 3 cirrus clouds / Iain Baxter -- Simulated photo of the moon's "Sea of Tranquility..." filled with water and the N.E. Thing Company's sign placed beside it, August 1969 / N.E. Thing Company -- Conceptual landscape art: Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow / Johanne Sloan -- True patriot love / Joyce Wieland -- Space at the margins: colonial spatiality and critical theory after Innis / Jody Berland -- Illuminated ravine / Rodney Graham. Chapter 3: Post-centennial histories : Introduction -- Introduction to "The Group of Seven" / Dennis Reid -- Preface to "The Bush Garden" / Northrop Frye -- "Night Storm" and "Iceberg" / Paterson Ewen -- The Group of Seven: a national landscape art / Barry Lord -- The Wembley Controversy in Canadian art / Ann Davis -- Artists, patrons, and public: an enquiry into the success of the Group of Seven / Douglas Cole
Control code
1021227654
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780773551442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021227654
Label
Beyond wilderness : the Group of Seven, Canadian identity, and contemporary art, edited by John O'Brian & Peter White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Beyond "Beyond Wilderness": a preface for the second edition / John O'Brian and Peter White. Introduction / John O'Brian and Peter White. Chapter 1: Wilderness myths : Out of the woods / Peter White -- Wild art history / John O'Brian. Chapter 2: Extensions of technology : Introduction -- Landscape manual / Jeff Wall -- Technology and environment / Marshall McLuhan -- La reǵion centrale / Michael Snow -- Plus tard / Michael Snow -- Amendments to continental refusal/refus continental / Greg Curnoe -- View of Victoria Hospital, first series: nos.1-6 / Greg Curnoe -- Siting the banal: the expanded landscapes of the N.E. Thing Company / Nancy Shaw -- Landscape with tree and 3 cirrus clouds / Iain Baxter -- Simulated photo of the moon's "Sea of Tranquility..." filled with water and the N.E. Thing Company's sign placed beside it, August 1969 / N.E. Thing Company -- Conceptual landscape art: Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow / Johanne Sloan -- True patriot love / Joyce Wieland -- Space at the margins: colonial spatiality and critical theory after Innis / Jody Berland -- Illuminated ravine / Rodney Graham. Chapter 3: Post-centennial histories : Introduction -- Introduction to "The Group of Seven" / Dennis Reid -- Preface to "The Bush Garden" / Northrop Frye -- "Night Storm" and "Iceberg" / Paterson Ewen -- The Group of Seven: a national landscape art / Barry Lord -- The Wembley Controversy in Canadian art / Ann Davis -- Artists, patrons, and public: an enquiry into the success of the Group of Seven / Douglas Cole
Control code
1021227654
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780773551442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021227654

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