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The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson: An Introduction [Paperback]

Anne Newlands
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31 Dec 1995
Canada's most renowned artists, the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, celebrated the country's wild beauty. They saw in the untamed land a reflection of the national spirit, and called themselves "adventurers in paint". For decades, their work has been instantly familiar to Canadians. But in the early part of the 20th century, these artists were engaged in a struggle for acceptance, mocked by critics and the public alike. In The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, author Anne Newlands explores the ambitions and visions of the artists, capturing the cultural and historical realities of their time and bringing to life their artistic response to the Canadian wilderness. The book is illustrated with 40 colour works of landscapes, portraits and urban scenes, as well as black and white archival photographs. Readers are introduced to the artists as well as their locations - turn-of-the-century Toronto, Ontario's wilderness, the Rocky Mountains and the Arctic. Writing with insight and enthusiasm, Anne Newlands offers an informative introduction to the lives, the work and the times of these important artists.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd (31 Dec 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1895565545
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895565546
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 23 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A great book for the Canadian art lover -- especially landscape fans.--Fred Rinne"Encore" (08/25/2000)

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Anne Newlands has written several books on Canadian art and artists, including Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Canadian Art: From Its Beginnings to 2000 and Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art. She was an art museum educator at the National Gallery of Canada for 25 years and currently works at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 24 Jan 2009
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This is an informative little book which introduces the Group of Seven from Canada, explaining who they are, and which then proceeds explain how the group functioned, their influences, and to show the variety and scope of their work. There are over 35 colour plates of which over half are full page, and a further 15 or more monochromes which are either period photographs of drawings.

A handy little book, well designed and beautifully illustrated with some superb and very varied paintings, it is bound to inspire anyone who sees it to want to explore further the Group of Seven
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Enough 5 Jan 2013
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Comprehensive enough and enjoyable for the price. I was posting it to Canada as a present so weight was my main concern!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for new Ontario Gr. 9 Art curriculum 18 Jun 1999
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This is a well researched and concisely written overview of the key elements of the Group of Seven. The price of the paperback edition is such that it can easily be included as a key text resource for the new Ontario Gr. 9 art curiculum. It is organised in a way that allows for easy parsing into lesson sized units. Also, creatinhg review and extension activities should be easy. I recommend it to any teacher who wishes to include required units of study on the group of seven. John Fair OCCI, Oshawa
3.0 out of 5 stars The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson -- Anne Newlands 3 Nov 2012
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This slim volume may serve as a taster, or introduction, to the works of the Canadian Artists known as the "Group of Seven". Given its size, the information about each artist is necessarily rather limited: and the same goes, of course for the illustrations -- not very many about one particular artist.
As a (fairly similar) alternative "The Best of the Group of Seven" by Joan Murray may serve.
Both books are well enough produced (including the illustrations) for the sort of book involved.
For in-depth information the reader should look elsewhere (and pay much more!).
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