The Canadians

by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilliv


Text: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Bone Idle

174 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 9780995185500

Price: 30

Comments: Hardcover with dust jacket, 20 × 22,5 cm

With an introduction by Douglas Coupland, The Canadians was curated by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilli

The Canadians playfully, affectionately and informatively re-imagines one of the most revered photography books of the 20th century, Robert Frank’s The Americans. The source for the imagery is the print archive of The Globe and Mail, over 20,000 prints, all of which have been donated to the newly-formed Canadian Institute of Photography housed within the National Gallery of Canada. Eighty of these photographs have been selected for this book and will also form the basis of a national touring exhibition. These functionary press photographs, made to illustrate news stories (such as the state of the roads after a severe winter, a politician on the campaign trail or the opening of a new laundromat) held no pretensions to be works of photographic art. Taken together, however, they describe Canadian culture during a time of transformation.

The book begins with an introduction by Douglas Coupland, bringing together themes illuminated in these photographs and taking us on a guided tour of a Canada gone but not forgotten.


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The Canadians

by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilliv


Text: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Bone Idle

174 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 9780995185500

Price: 30

Comments: Hardcover with dust jacket, 20 × 22,5 cm

With an introduction by Douglas Coupland, The Canadians was curated by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilli

The Canadians playfully, affectionately and informatively re-imagines one of the most revered photography books of the 20th century, Robert Frank’s The Americans. The source for the imagery is the print archive of The Globe and Mail, over 20,000 prints, all of which have been donated to the newly-formed Canadian Institute of Photography housed within the National Gallery of Canada. Eighty of these photographs have been selected for this book and will also form the basis of a national touring exhibition. These functionary press photographs, made to illustrate news stories (such as the state of the roads after a severe winter, a politician on the campaign trail or the opening of a new laundromat) held no pretensions to be works of photographic art. Taken together, however, they describe Canadian culture during a time of transformation.

The book begins with an introduction by Douglas Coupland, bringing together themes illuminated in these photographs and taking us on a guided tour of a Canada gone but not forgotten.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

The Canadians

by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilliv


Text: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Bone Idle

174 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 9780995185500

Price: 30

Comments: Hardcover with dust jacket, 20 × 22,5 cm

With an introduction by Douglas Coupland, The Canadians was curated by Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck and Stefanie Petrilli

The Canadians playfully, affectionately and informatively re-imagines one of the most revered photography books of the 20th century, Robert Frank’s The Americans. The source for the imagery is the print archive of The Globe and Mail, over 20,000 prints, all of which have been donated to the newly-formed Canadian Institute of Photography housed within the National Gallery of Canada. Eighty of these photographs have been selected for this book and will also form the basis of a national touring exhibition. These functionary press photographs, made to illustrate news stories (such as the state of the roads after a severe winter, a politician on the campaign trail or the opening of a new laundromat) held no pretensions to be works of photographic art. Taken together, however, they describe Canadian culture during a time of transformation.

The book begins with an introduction by Douglas Coupland, bringing together themes illuminated in these photographs and taking us on a guided tour of a Canada gone but not forgotten.


more books tagged »documentary« | >> see all

more books tagged »Canada« | >> see all

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

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more books tagged »American« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com