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Clarence Gagnon: Dreaming the Landscape
Hélène Sicotte
Hardcover ISBN 2-7619-2208-5
432 pages
Clarence Gagnon is unquestionably one of the greatest landscape painters in the history of Quebec and Canadian art.  This publication examines every facet of Gagnon's work – painting, printmaking, illustration and craft – with the aim of updating our knowledge of this artist and re-evaluating his unique contribution to the art of his time.
Edwin Holgate
Rosalind Pepall
Paper ISBN 2-89192-285-9
198 pages
Edwin Holgate was a central figure in the development of modern Canadian art during the 1920s and 1930s.  This catalogue reveals the many sides of this versatile artist who was at once a draftsman, portraitist, landscape and figure painter, printmaker, book illustrator, war artist, muralist, and respected teacher.
Emily Carr: New Perspectives
Charles C. Hill, Johanne Lamoureux, Ian M. Thom
Hardcover ISBN 1-55365-173-1
This groundbreaking book revisits Emily Carr and her world.  Emily Carr was an artist and writer of formidable skill and complexity; this publication conveys something of that richness and the wonder that Carr herself felt in the presence of the world around her.  What emerges is a new and compelling portrait of the artist.
Acting The Part: Photography as Theatre
Lori Pauli, Marta Weiss, Ann Thomas, Karen Henry
Softcover ISBN 0-88884-818-8
176 pages

Since the earliest days of photography, artists have directed models posing before the camera and, through the use of theatrical props, costumes, and lighting, have created “staged” photographs that tell a story. Acting the Part is the first major history of this enduring and highly creative branch of photography.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Long Scroll
Pierre Théberge
Softcover ISBN 0-88884-814-5
90 pages
Cai Guo-Qiang is an artist of world-wide reputation.  Over the course of a career spanning some twenty years, he has become known for his unique use of gunpowder as an artistic medium, as well as having created inviting and often monumentally scaled installation-based projects.  In Cai Guo-Qiang: Long Scroll, these different facts of his artistic production come together.
Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist
Greg Hill
Softcover ISBN 1-55365-176-6
188 pages
In a career spanning five decades, Norval Morrisseau has figured prominently among artists in Canada.  He has created a unique style of painting to convey his knowledge of and his deep pride in his Anishnaabe culture; his work both parallels and propels the development of Aboriginal art in this country.  The catalogue documents the nearly sixty works in the exhibition which reflect and elaborate on the spiritual aspects of Morrisseau's art.
Christoper Pratt: all my own work
Josée Drouin-Brisebois
Hardcover ISBN 1-55365-145-6
132 pages
Christopher Pratt is one of Canada's most celebrated painters; this catalogue accompanies a major exhibition representing his achievements over the last four decades.  Some sixty canvases are featured, along with several study drawings.  Pratt's work reveals his lifelong search for order and simplicity, using art to distil the essence of his environment through his personal response to his surroundings.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the Renaissance in Florence
David Franklin
Hardcover ISBN 0-88884-804-8
371 pages
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the Renaissance in Florence presents paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings from Renaissance Florence created during a turbulent, dynamic period of cultural history that continues to fascinate scholars and the public alike.
British Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
Douglas E. Schoenherr
Paper ISBN 0-88884-802-1
195 pages
Great drawings and superb watercolours by seventy major artists from the 18th to the 20th centuries are presented here and demonstrate the strength of the British drawings collection of the National Gallery of Canada.  The catalogue, which includes works by such artists as J.W.M.Turner, Samuel Palmer, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, is the fourth in a series presenting important drawings from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
Elements of Nature
Pierre Théberge
Paper ISBN 0-88884-809-9
96 pages
Elements of Nature focuses on thirteen contemporary artists, whose sculptures, installations, paintings, and multimedia works take the elements of nature as their guiding thematic to explore the subject of the natural world and our relationship to it.
The Sixties in Canada
Denise Leclerc
Paper ISBN 0-88884-796-3
188 pages
The Sixties in Canada follows the trends in Canadian artistic production during that decade which tested the conventional boundaries of artistic disciplines; photographic works also testify to the experimentation and eclectisicm that characterize Canadian photography.  Nearly 180 featured works by Canadian artists pinpoint the diversity of artistic expression throughout this remarkably prolific period.
Beauty in a Common Thing: Drawings and Prints by L.L. FitzGerald
Christine Lalonde
Paper bilingual ISBN 0-88884-791-2
91 pages
This catalogue accompanies the National Gallery of Canada's touring exhibition Beauty in a Common Thing: Drawings and Prints by L.L.FitzGerald.  FitzGerald's uniquely introspective vision has been appreciated by art lovers throughout Canada, both during his own time and in the nearly fifty years since his death.
Index to Nineteenth-Century Canadian Catalogues of Art
Jonathan Franklin
Paper bilingual 2 volumes
ISBN 0-88884-786-6
A unique reference tool that will assist with identifying, dating and establishing ownership of works of art, thereby facilitating research on the history of artistic production, art collecting and the art market in 19th century Canada.  It contains 43,629 entries for works by 4545 artists in 266 catalogues, dated 1823-1899, with a supplementary index of 1660 names of collectors.  It includes all surviving catalogues of art exhibitions, auctions and permanent collections published in Canada during the 19th century.
Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada
David Franklin
Paper ISBN 0-88884-764-5
288 pages
From its founding in 1880 the National Gallery of Canada has grown to become the largest visual arts museum in the country. The Gallery's outstanding holdings of Canadian  art are the direct result of its unwavering commitment to the acquisition of works by living Canadian artists. The mandate of the National Gallery of Canada clearly states that "the collections are its principal assets." This showcase of some of the pre-eminent objects in our collection bears witness to our passionate belief in these words.