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Canadian Folk Art to 1950
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Canadian Folk Art to 1950
Immerse yourself in more than 425 previously unpublished colour photographs of Canada’s disappearing traditional folk art. The authors’ discovery of distinctive objects from across Canada inspired them to re-classify folk art, and to analyze and interpret their examples in 17 thematic chapters. The “aesthetic of the everyday” of Canada’s material heritage is presented through paintings and carvings, quilts and rugs, tables and trade signs—just to mention a few. These traditional art forms of diverse community groups express a decorative cultural identity, documented through the unique lens of photographer James A. Chambers. Historians, curators, collectors, designers, and dealers, as well as anyone who appreciates material culture, will want to have this collection in their libraries.
Copublished with Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Contributor s
John A. Fleming,  Author
John A. Fleming is Professor Emeritus in the Department of French and the Centre for Comparative Literature, and a former Director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Toronto. He is the co-author with Michael Rowan of Folk Furniture of Canada’s Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and Ukrainians and author of Les meubles peints du Canada français/The Painted Furniture of French Canada as well as numerous articles on the decorative arts in Canada. John Fleming is the editor of Ornamentum, a magazine devoted to decorative arts. He lives in Toronto.
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/complit/
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Folk Furniture of Canada’s Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and 2004
Canadian Folk Art to 1950 2012 Out-of-Print
Michael J. Rowan,  Author
Michael J. Rowan specializes in folk art and ethnic furniture and has published articles in many journals and magazines. A graduate of York University (Fine Arts), he has supplied antiques and folk art to the Museum of Civilization, and many private collections. Michael Rowan is a member of the Canadian Antique Dealers Association. He lives in Green River near Toronto.
More titles by this Contributor
Folk Furniture of Canada’s Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and 2004
Canadian Folk Art to 1950 2012 Out-of-Print
James A. Chambers,  Photographer
James A. Chambers has been staff photographer at the Royal Ontario Museum and head photographers at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A graduate of the fine arts program at McMaster University, James recently retired as a Professor of Media Studies and Photography at the University of Guelph/Humber and Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.
Jamesnorthartcollective.com
Folk Furniture of Canada’s Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and 2004
Canadian Folk Art to 1950 2012 Out-of-Print
Antiques Journal / June 2013 pdf

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