Douglas & McIntyre
Visions of British Columbia

Book details:

January 2010
ISBN 978-1-55365-500-8
Paperback - Trade
6.20" x 9.20"
256 pages
140 colour illustrations
$40.00 CAD


  • Winner of the 2010 City of Vancouver Book Award

Douglas & McIntyre

Visions of British Columbia

A Landscape Manual

Quintessential British Columbia revealed through the eyes of its greatest artists and writers

Visions of British Columbia takes as its starting point a major exhibition at the Vancouver Art Galley, opening to coincide with the 2010 Winter Games. The show focuses on the work of more than twenty remarkable artists, including the Haida masters Bill Reid and Robert Davidson; Kwakwaka’wakw carver Willie Seaweed; modernist painters Emily Carr and Group of Seven member Frederick Varley; mentors and pioneers Jack Shadbolt and B.C. Binning; abstract painter Gordon Smith; photoconceptualists Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall; Salish artist Susan Point, Haida-Manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Korean-Canadian Jin-me Yoon.

Allied to the art is writing about B.C. from acclaimed authors as diverse as Douglas Coupland, Timothy Taylor, Ethel Wilson, Audrey Thomas and Wayson Choy. Malcolm Lowry’s poem Happiness echoes B.C. Binning’s colourful seascapes; Daphne Marlatt’s reflections on overfishing parallel Susan Point’s salmon sculpture. Both text and art speak to the diverse visions of this place, its peoples and its histories.

About the Authors

Bruce  Grenville

Bruce Grenville

Bruce Grenville is senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He has organized many group exhibitions, including The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture ...

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Scott  Steedman

Scott Steedman

Scott Steedman is an editor, writer and publishing consultant, and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. A graduate of the University of British ...

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