355 pp, 11 1/16" H, DVD "Les couleurs du sang / The Art of Time (53 minutes), in unopened plastic pouch at rear. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w throughout with reproductions & photographs. "This comprehensive study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important artists, covers 93 years of his life and art, spanning Europe, the United States and Canada. Beginning with his birth in Switzerland, Smith chronicles (his) European family roots, World War I experiences and traditional artist's apprenticeship. She goes on to describe his arrival in Canada as a young artist and his subsequent exploration of the rural habitant culture in Quebec's Ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, examining his life and work against the flowering of 20th century Canadian art." Several small very light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has a small tear (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of rear flap-fold, small bump on rear flap-fold.