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The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson Paperback – Nov 6 2011

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  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; Compact Edition edition (Nov. 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781554078851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554078851
  • ASIN: 1554078857
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.8 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Notable for the superb quality and the quantity of its color plates.... Organized thematically, rather than by artist, the volume collects together notable works according to subject, including portraits, WWI, and urban and village scenes, with the majority of the works grouped into the geographic areas that the painters depicted... Each chapter opens with an essay, followed by page upon page of full-page color plates of the intensely colorful works. (Book News 2012-02-01)

The best introduction to the Group available. With elegant ease, Silcox expertly recounts the Group's travels and artistic concerns, relating them to the times with a refined talent for synthesis. The 369 reproductions look even crisper than those in the original edition. (Victor Swoboda Montreal Gazette 2006-12-02)

Recently released in paperback, this fabulous book is a definitive collection of a group of artists who helped establish a national perspective. Their dramatic use of colour and line created a style uniquely Canadian that gave rise to an entire painting tradition. Featuring 400 works, the paintings are divided into a number of different sections that address the regional influences along with the urban and portraiture subjects. (North Shore News 2011-12-23)

This is a gorgeous book that deserves a place on any art lover's bookshelf. (Bill Robertson Saskatoon Star Phoenix 2011-12-17)

A splendid volume. (Jon Fear Waterloo Record 2011-12-09)

Includes many rarely seen paintings as well as the signature paintings that dazzle our imagination... The paintings are set on a white matte paper that allows the richness of the color and texture of the brushstroke to come through... The historical information is concisely written, offering insight into the men who led the movement of Canadian art into new, daring, interpretive and abstract directions. This beautiful book will be appreciated whenever it is opened. It's a gift, in more ways than can be expressed. (Harriet Zaidman Winnipeg Free Press 2006-12-03)

About the Author

David P. Silcox, managing director of Sotheby's Canada, is an art historian, a cultural administrator and a senior fellow at Massey College. He is also widely recognized for his writings on the artists David Milne, Christopher Pratt and Jack Bush.


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Probably one of the best of the many books on the Group of Seven. A great resource if you have any interest in these artists.
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Very concise book, one of the best on the Group of Seven. It was a Christmas gift and it was very much appreciated.
Good price also.
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Wonderfully put together with so many gorgeous reproductions of the Group's work.
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