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Maple Leaf Forever: A Celebration of Canadian Symbols Hardcover – Sep 12 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Boston Mills Press (Sept. 12 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550464744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550464740
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 2.2 x 36.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A great coffee-table book and one that will be leafed through again and again. (Victoria Pennell Resource Links)

This large coffee-table book is filled with fabulous photos of distinctly Canadian icons.. (Liz Grogan Good Times)

Without question, the book is a visual feast and there is much to interest the student of Canadiana. (Robert D. Watt Canadian Monarchist News)

Richly illustrated and a text with historical relevance, this book is a national treasure. (Barbara Sutton-Smith Antique and Collectibles Showcase)

If it smacks of Canada chances are Donna and Nigel Hutchins have it... the best of their vast collection has been brought together in a beautiful, if unwieldy, coffee-table book. (Alison Broverman National Post 2006-10-07)

Hundreds of pop culture items, crisply photographed in full color by Matthew Beverly, are on permanent display in this two-dimensional museum. (Christina Leadlay Embassy (Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly) 2006-12-20)

[One of "Style at Home"'s Top Ten Coffee Table Books] Sure to amuse and entertain. (Kat Tancock Style at Home)

Discover maple leaf imagery, some as old as 100 years, on the oddest and most unlikely objects ... and learn about their story ... and learn about their story. (Laila Maalouf Destinations 2006-12-01)

Dive into this splendidly illustrated exploration of Canadian symbols and discover how three ageless icons have helped dine the True North Strong and Free -- and hold it together. ... Read this book to laugh, to learn, to long for our past and to love Canada today. (Guelph Mercury 2006-12-09)

A gorgeous... book filled with iconic Canadian images. (Pamela Klaffke Calgary Herald 2006-12-10)

A richly illustrated celebration of Canadian symbols that runs the gamut from 100-year-old antiques to kitschy souvenirs... An extraordinarily beautiful book that plumbs the history of these symbols. (James MacGowan Ottawa Citizen 2006-12-10)

[Globe and Mail 2006 Holiday Gift Book selection] A long succession of arresting colour images. (Globe and Mail 2006-12-09)

In a fun and entertaining way, this gorgeous book jams hundreds of Canadian iconic images and memories into its pages. You will be seeing red and white before you can put it down. (Joe Bryksa Winnipeg Free Press 2006-12-03)

A wonderful collection of wonderful and wacky things... beautifully photographed and designed, and the author's text is both informative and entertaining. (Jim Barber Simcoe.com 2006-10-22)

Canada and Canadiana, in a large format graphic book, bridging the gap, in a most compelling way, between traditional and pop culture... the photography, by Matthew Beverly, contains wonderfully presented, large format images, reproduced in full color to a very high standard. (J. Herbert Bond The Upper Canadian)

Kitschy, kitschy Canadiana. (National Post 2006-12-02)

A visual feast for the eyes... a beautiful volume that every Canadian family should enjoy together. (Deborah Wiles Halifax Chronicle Herald 2006-12-10)

An amazing photographic collection... No doubt readers will recognize many familiar items on these pages, and leave with a new appreciation of their beauty and place in Canadian history. (Wayne Newton London Free Press 2006-12-09)

The book is as patriotic as they come, a true reason to be proud of all things Canadian... Donna and Nigel Hutchins have really done their homework well ... Definitely a treat from first page to last. (Shelf Life 2006-12-01)

A big, proud and colourful celebration of Canada. (Krissie Rutherford Oakville Beaver 2006-12-22)

A large and lavish display of favourite Canadian symbols in rich colour photography. A must-have for any Canadian coffee table. (The General Store, National History Society, Canad)

Huge, full-page illustrations in a large-format book make this an impressive and fascinating cocktail table book. (Annie Boulanger The Record (New Westminster, BC) 2006-12-15)

A curiously compelling coffee-table book which traces the origins of these intrinsically Canadian themes, and then charts the process by which they achieved iconic status.... But first and foremost, The Maple Leaf Forever ... depicts a spectacular collection of vivid Canadian memorabilia.... Pure fun, with a little history mixed in. (Canadian House & Home 2007-12-31)

Goes far beyond souvenir-store kitsch. (CAA Magazine)

A dizzying array of artifacts... Even the most jaded Canuck is likely to feel a surge of patriotic pride. (Azure: Design, Architecture and Art 2007-04-01)

Amazing, amusing Canadian antique and folk-art collection, contemplated by pieces from museums and private sources. (Carole Desormeaux Canadian Camera)

About the Author

Donna Farron Hutchins is a psychotherapist, artist and actor. With Nigel she has co-authored three books on architectural preservation, including the much acclaimed Restoring Old Houses. She lives in Oakville, Ontario.

Nigel John Hutchins is an award-winning designer and decorator. His three books on architectural preservation have become standard works. In recent years he has been principally involved in film and television. He lives in Oakville, Ontario.

Matthew Beverly is a professional photographer and digital artist. He has worked with many major corporations as a creative director. He lives in Cambridge, Ontario.

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This book is really pretty and fun to read. I really enjoy it as a coffee table book. Educational and fun.
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HASH(0xa1b8fec4) out of 5 stars Wife loved it! Feb. 3 2007
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My wife is a Canadian citizen and she loves this book. Lots of great nostalgic pictures and a nice coffee table book.
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I was delighted to find a used copy of this terrific coffee table book. It's well organized and has hundreds of photos of Canadiana - nicknacks and ephemera from the Great White North. A great find for an American interested in our friends up north and their culture!


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