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Art This category reflects items of artistic, art education or historical art as it pertains to Atlantic Canada. The category will expand slowly over the next few years.

Three Centuries of Public Art: Historic Halifax Regional Municipality (ISBN 9781895814354)

 

 

Thousands sold at $35.00 HUGE PRICE reduction of $10.00 on this printing – a remarkable “coffee table” book that recountsthe history of the region through its public  art works and monuments.

 

 

Three Centuries of Public Art  The number one book detailing the history and art of the region: NOW just $25.00 — MAKES A GREAT GIFT.  Become an expert on Halifax history and Public art: take your friends or family on walking or driving tours and amaze them with your knowledge. This book is first for the Halifax Regional Municipality by Barbara DeLory – a publication cataloguing three centuries of the history of the region through its public art: 114 public monuments, cenotaphs, sculptures and statuary illustrated with over 280 full colour photographs, many detailed histories,  with nine maps and directions depicting the location of each . . . plus six walking tours of the historic downtown regions. A must for all citizens and visitors. “If you listen these pieces will speak to you.”

 

 

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This historic city and environs began its tradition of public art some three centuries ago. Observe the installation of the Town Clock and the Sebastopol Monument, the first out of necessity, the latter out of respect, although Mi’Kmaq carvings from the Bedford Barrens are recreated symbolically in the Canoe on Lake Banook. Will the Ranter’s poem printed in the Morning Chronicle of July 25, 1860 echoes Rev. George Hill, rector of St.Pauls Anglican Church’s speech at the unveiling of the Sebastopol Monument, one of the first memorial in all of Canada for the Crimean War … “The lion stands out boldly in his place, His sinewy limbs and muscle we can trace.” Listen as Lady Aberdeen reads a sonnet written for the unveiling of the Jubilee Fountain in the Gardens on June 24, 1897, after she couldn’t pull hard enough to unveil the fountain. Visualize the small bouquets given by the Commissioners of the Gardens to the ladies who attended the unveiling of the Boer War Fountain in 1903. See the audience, some likely in tears, as a guest describes the hardships of fighting in South Africa. Compare that with the trench warfare described by Hon. James Ralston at the unveiling of the Cenotaph in Grand Parade, July 1, 1929.

Witness the unveilings of Robbie Burns and Sir Walter Scott who finally had a coming together in 2010 after the bagpipes and “ Blue Bonnets Over the Border.” Feel the stress on the shoulders of the Cornwallis committee, 1931, to raise the funds, for the cursed even then, founder. Feel the tension as “hard-over’ Harry DeWolf leads HMCS Haida into battle. Pay respect to Churchill, winner of the Battle of the Atlantic and World War 11. Puff out your chest at the provincial government memorial, the Dingle Tower; place your finger on some of the names of those who sacrificed for us in the Cross of Sacrifice.

Construction noises usher in the rebuilding of Halifax’s downtown redevelopment of its waterfront. Watch “Mad Dog” cut, sculpt, and finish Humagination with his requiem “Bless the Cop.” Put your fingers on St. Elmo, patron saint of fisherman, in DeGarth’s 1980s monumental work in Peggy’s Cove. Witness the Bird of Spring’s flight: north, then west, then east. Stony old bird, preening herself in Ondaatje Square alone, until Origins moves in on June 16, 1995.

Celebrate within the Peace Pavilion as Douglas Hurd, British Secretary of State signs the guest book at the opening of this sculpture on June 16, 1995. Discover the origin of the images on the Canoe built to celebrate the International Federation Canoe Sprint World Championship, August 12, 2009. Hear the cadets’ feet marching together to the new Cenotaph in North Preston in 2011.

Trace the coming of our immigrants in the Celtic Cross, Dutch and Korean Cenotaphs, Vytaiemo, the Winged Lion, and Pier 21, Canada historic Immigration Museum. Think hard about the Wheel of Conscience Memorial, June 20 2011, now within this museum. Reacquaint yourself with the Atlantic, Tribune, Titanic, Halifax Explosion, and the Swiss Air disasters. Celebrate the navy’s 100th anniversary with their new pieces of public art.

Smile at the industrial engineering students attempt to make us stop and stare and cry at the art students and their leaders’ memorial to the Fallen Peace Officers. Admire with the students, the “old” but venerable Toby guarding the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Make your own journey of discovery with Three Centuries of Public Art. If you will, listen, the sculptures are speaking to you..

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Timeless Treasures: Historical Newfoundland in Art (Vol. 1)

 Fabulous Historical works of Newfoundland in Art

 

25% OFF on SPRING SPECIAL with FREE 3-pack Newfoundland art cards by noted landscape/architectural artist Virginia Houston … good until May 30, 2014

 

Over thirty timeless historical paintings of important architecture and older communities of the Rock by celebrated Newfoundland artist, Virginia Houston. Scenes range from the late 18th Century to the early 1950s. Many lost or altered communities are preserved in paintings as well as in the historical accounts and descriptions.

 

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Also included in this publication is the celebrated Limited Editions of modern day George Street and Freshwater Road in St. John’s, plus historical paintings of Bristol’s Hope, Pushthrough, Dunfield, Fogo, Curling, Corner Brook, St. Anthony, Crow’s Gulch, St. John’s Harbour, Charleston, Cape Anguille, Placentia, Merasheen Island, Conche, St. Vincent’s, La Manche, Petite Forte, Ferryland, Quirpon, World War II in Gander plus Fort Pepperell, as well as the original Memorial College. Add Hopedale and Hebron in Labrador, plus the crest, flower, bird and the celebrated Newfoundland Dog and one has a wonderful memory of this celebrated land.

Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 9781895814187
Price: $18.95
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Timeless Treasures: Historical Newfoundland in Art (Vol. 2)

 

 

Fabulous Historical works of Newfoundland in Art

NOTE: Limited quantities of Volume 2 available.

 

25% OFF SPRING SPECIAL with FREE 3-pack Newfoundland art cards by noted artist Virginia Houston … good until May 30, 2014

 

 NOTE: Limited Copies of V2 are available for purchase.

 

Over thirty timeless historical paintings of important architecture and older communities of the Rock by celebrated Newfoundland artist, Virginia Houston. Scenes range from the late 18th Century to the early 1950s. Many lost or altered communities are preserved in paintings as well as in the historical accounts and descriptions.

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Also included are copies of the celebrated Limited Edition prints of modern day George Street and Freshwater Road in St. John’s, plus historical paintings of Bristol’s Hope, Pushthrough, Dunfield, Fogo, Curling, Corner Brook, St. Anthony, Crow’s Gulch, St. John’s Harbour, Charleston, Cape Anguille, Placentia, Merasheen Island, Conche, St. Vincent’s, La Manche, Petite Forte, Ferryland, Quirpon, plus World War II represented by in Gander aircraft and Fort Pepperell, as well as the original Memorial College. Add Hopedale and Hebron in Labrador, plus the crest, flower, bird, flag and celebrated dog of Newfoundland and Labrador and one has a keepsake to treasure. Limited quantities of the Guest Book are available – originally published for B&Bs/guest homes/inns, as well as Newfoundland homes where keeping a guest book is a time-honoured tradition.

Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 9781895814197
Price: $18.95
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