By: Firth, Edith G.

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Book Condition: Very Good+

199 pp, 11 1/4" H. (B)rings together reproductions of over 170 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, in which 130 individual artists have interpreted aspects of the city of Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 right up to the present day. Although organized in five chronological sections, it is not simply an illustrated history of the city. Rather it is a gallery of pictures accompanied by explanatory texts. Special emphasis has been given to new and unfamiliar material, and over 100 of the pictures in the book have never been reproduced before. Care has also been taken to reflect the ethnic, religious, social and cultural diversity of the city. The big names are here, among them such figures as Paul Kane, Sanford Fleming and Robert Harris from the Victorian period, several members of the Group of Seven, and more recent masters such as Jack Bush and David Milne. But here also are a host of less famous artists: some city residents, some passing visitors, some anonymous, some amateurs whose enthusiasm was greater than their talent. All, however, in their own ways, have made a vital contribution to our record of Toronto as it was and is." Minor scuff on bottom edge of front board, book slightly curved. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight waviness to back panel.


Author Name: Firth, Edith G.

Categories: Art - Canadian, Canada - Toronto,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside / City of Toronto: 1983

ISBN Number: 0889027129

ISBN Number 13: 9780889027121

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 28392

Keywords: william Armstrong, Frederick Marlett Bell-Smith, Albert Jacques Franck, Lawren Stewart Harris, Nicholas Hornyansky, Charles William Jefferys, William Kurelek, David Brown Milne, Christiane Pflug, George Agnew Reid, owen Staples, Toronto, Ontario, Waterfront, the Ward, King Street, Yonge Street, Yorkville, Wharves, Toronto Islands, Beaches, Churches, Houses, Hotels, Markets, Military Buildings, City Hall, Parliament Buildings, St Lawrence Hall, University of Toronto, Stores, Banks, Bridges, Streetcars, Subway.,