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The Mountains and the Sky


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By Lorne E. Render

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Published by McClelland and Stewart West for Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, 1974, 1st Canadian Edition, D/w (worn at edges, small tear and small piece missing top of spine), V.G.    This book looks at “the four stages of development of Western art in Canada (Expedition artists, visitors to the Canadian West, the first residents, and contemporary views) and considers that, despite the evolutionary differences, there is an underlying and unmistakable quality, which is derived from the overwhelming influence of the environment. Distance, isolation, clarity, beauty and harshness – again and again these are the forces that control interpretation. And foremost of all the determining factors stand the two elemental absolutes – the mountains and the sky.”  Published in conjunction with the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, this large-format volume is copiously illustrated in colour and black-and-white, with many plates being full-page – all the paintings and drawings illustrated come from the Institute’s collection of over 22,000 works of art.

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Weight1.95 kg