Figure 1 Publishing Complete Catalogue Oct 2016

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    A Sublime Vernacular The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug Nancy Tousley, Peter White
    9780994726902 Hardcover ART / General On Sale Date: August 17, 2015 Print Run: 2000
    $45.00 CAD 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug examines the extraordinary career of Levine Flexhaug (1918 - 1974), an itinerant artist who sold thousands of variations of essentially the same idyllic mountain scene in national parks, resorts, department stores, restaurants and bars across western Canada from the late 1930s through the 1960s. A self-described "speed painter", he turned out paintings in a matter of minutes, often working on several at the same time, that mesmerized customers as they watched them come to life. Flexhaug was painting a generic landscape fantasy for a society that had been shaped by the Dust Bowl and Depression, but the way he turned that popular formula inside out resulted in paintings of extraordinary richness and invention. This book features more than 120 colour reproductions of his paintings and historic photographs. Essays explore his relationship to the tradition of ideal landscape painting, the Prairie influence on his art and career, and his place within both the history of "market-driven" art and the tradition of Canadian landscape painting. Published on the occasion of the first comprehensive exhibition of Flexhaug's paintings, this book is a study of a time, a place, and the art and life of a little known but altogether fascinating artist.
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      Nancy Tousley is an art critic, arts journalist, and independent curator. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for more than thirty years and has been a contributing editor of Canadian Art since 1986. She has organized exhibitions and written numerous catalogue essays for public art galleries across Canada. In 2002 she was recognized for outstanding achievement in arts journalism by the Canadian Museums Association and in 2011 received a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts for her contributions to contemporary Canadian art. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.   Peter White is an independent curator and writer. Formerly a journalist for the Globe and Mail and curator/director of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, he has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary and historical art for public art galleries in Canada. He is author of It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards 1950s-1980s (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1996) and co-editor of Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007). He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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    Susan Point Works On Paper Dale Croes, Susan Point, Gary Wyatt
    9780991858897 Paperback ART / Native American On Sale Date: July 07, 2014 Print Run: 3500
    $29.95 CAD 8.56 x 9.97 x 0.67 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      A gorgeous collection of prints by one of the Northwest's leading artists Over the past thirty years Susan Point has become the preeminent Coast Salish artist of her generation, exploring many different modern and traditional themes in a wide variety of media. She has received major public commissions in her home province of British Columbia as well as throughout the Northwest coast, the traditional territory of her people, creating extraordinary monumental sculptures that grace important public buildings. Her glass sculptures are collected around the world. This is the first book devoted exclusively to her works on paper. Over the past thirty years Point has been an innovator in printmaking, adapting traditional Coast Salish themes to modern art techniques, translating the heritage of her culture to the wider world while creating a body of work that appeals to art collectors from around the globe. Her synthesis of contemporary and traditional styles has resulted in a formidable artistic accomplishment. This beautifully designed volume collects 160 of her prints together for the first time and is sure to inspire and amaze those who see it.
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      Susan A. Point is a Coast Salish artist from the Musqueam Band. Musqueam is situated on the banks near the mouth of the Fraser River, within what is now metropolitan Vancouver. She has immersed herself in the study of traditional Coast Salish art and culture and emerged with a language of design both authentic and vibrantly contemporary in nature. Her works can now be found worldwide. Dale Croes received his Ph.D.from Washington State University, and continues as an Adjunct Faculty. He specializes in archaeological excavations of well-preserved wood/fiber artifacts from Northwest waterlogged/wet sites. He has published books and over 50 articles on sites he has excavated, including the Ozette, Hoko River, Sunken Village and Qwu?gwes. He lives in Olympia, Washington. Gary Wyatt is one of Canada's foremost experts on art of the Northwest Coast and the co-owner of Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver's leading gallery of First Nations art. He lives in Vancouver.
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    9780991858873 Paperback COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: November 15, 2013 Print Run: 10000
    $24.95 CAD 7.71 x 10.11 x 0.51 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      From Western Canada's legendary restaurant chain, a cookbook that the whole family can enjoy Produced in celebration of White Spot's 85th anniversary, the White Spot Cookbook will be an engaging, visually-rich collection of recipes, memories and memorabilia, designed toshowcase the legacy of one of BC's most enduring brands. The book will convey the spirit ofthe legendary restaurant, conveying White Spot's evolution from a single drive-in location in 1928 to a modern family restaurantwith more than 65 locations in two provinces. Beautifully designed, the book will take readers on a journey through the restaurant'shistory, showcasing White Spot's enduring commitment to serving the finest, freshest food to people of all ages.
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    Whitehorse An Illustrated History Helen Dobrowolsky Canada, Linda Johnson
    9780991858866 Hardcover HISTORY / Canada On Sale Date: November 07, 2013 Print Run: 5000
    $50.00 CAD 9.47 x 10.95 x 1.08 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      The saga of a legendary city from pre-history to the present day, accompanied by stunning archival photos Whitehorse: An Illustrated History traces the storied past of Yukon?s capital city, from its origins in ancient aboriginal camps through the epic changes of the Klondike Gold Rush, the building of the Alaska Highway and the settlement of First Nations land claims. Set amidst rolling mountains on the edge of theYukon River?s swift green waters, the city today blends aboriginal traditions with the tastes, music and cultures of people from around the world. Yukon authors Helene Dobrowolsky and Linda Johnson headed up a talented team of writers and researchers to create this portrait of a legendary place. Whitehorse takes its name from the deadly rapids spilling down from the canyon to its south, called Kwanlin--?fast water rushing through a narrow place?--in the Southern Tutchone language. From its early days, the town was Yukon?s transportation hub, linking the Pacific with trails, then rails, to the elegant sternwheelers that steamed downriver to Dawson City until highways and air travel took their place. The town hosted a dazzling parade of people over the centuries, many of whom appear in these pages: hunters, traders, gold-seekers, soldiers, miners, ships? captains, entrepreneurs, dog-mushers, storytellers, sports icons, politicians, community builders, adventurers and artists. Filled with lively writing, colourful anecdotes and an impressive array of contemporary and archival photos, this book celebrates the history of a very special place.
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      Helene Dobrowolsky is a historian and an author based in Whitehorse, where she has operated a heritage consulting business with her partner, Rob Ingram, since 1988. Their many projects have included research, planning, writing, exhibit development and interpretation. This is her sixth published book of Yukon history. She lives in Whitehorse. Linda Johnson moved to the Yukon from Ontario in 1974. She served as Yukon Territorial Archivist for eighteen years and was a founding member of the Yukon Historical & Museums Association. Her publications include three books on northern history and cultures.She lives in Whitehorse.
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    Burgoo Food for Comfort Justin Joyce, Stephan MacIntyre
    9780991858842 Paperback COOKING / Courses & Dishes On Sale Date: October 21, 2013 Print Run: 6000
    $29.95 CAD 7.76 x 10.47 x 0.61 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      The long-awaited first cookbook from one of Vancouver's most beloved restaurants Burgoo is the name of a thick soup or stew from the American South and, historically, of a thick porridge served aboard ships. In Vancouver, Burgoo is synonymous with comfort food, served from four neighbourhood bistros in North Vancouver, Point Grey, Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant. When the first restaurant opened in 2001, its menu featured hearty bowl foods served in a casual, welcoming ambience. Today,those original soups and stews share pride of place with signature starters, salads, sandwiches and desserts, many designed for sharing. True to its roots, Burgoo's menu is about foods that nourish and comfort. From its popular Potage Grand-maman, a traditional Quebecois pea soup, to its sinfully addictive Gooey Cheesy Grillers, a British import, to its extra-garlicky Caesar, the traditional Mexican salad taken to new heights of flavour, and its fresh and fragrant lamb tagine reminiscent of Morocco, the bistro's dishes span the globe. What are common to all of them are bold flavours, generous portions and an overwhelming feeling of eating healthy, satisfying, home-style food. Burgoo brings its recipes to the page for the first time, satisfying long-time guests of the restaurants and introducing home cooks to delicious and easy-to-make dishes for every day or for entertaining a crowd. From dips to brunch dishes, make-ahead soups to last-minute desserts, Burgoo offers seventy-five unpretentious, family favourites for every palate, all beautifully photographed and smartly packaged.
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      Stephan MacIntyre is the executive chef of Burgoo Bistro, a position he's held since the business's first day. His career in the culinary industry spans 25 years, from apprenticeships in restaurants and catering companies in Montreal to stints with high-end and film catering businesses in Vancouver, with a few restaurant gigs in between. He likes to surf, ski, travel and sample cuisines from around the world. He lives in Vancouver.Justin Joyce is the President and COO of Forehand Foods Group, better known as Burgoo Bistro and Wing Nuts Restaurants. He's launched, developed and managed many restaurants in Vancouver, including the Funky Armadillo Cafe, Fringe Cafe, Ouisi Bistro and Fear Itself Seasonings, and he's consulted for such multinational franchises as Boston Pizza. He lives in Vancouver.
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    Which Way Back Featuring Luna, Chip, and Inkie Michael Mayes Canada, Rory O'Sullivan
    9780991858835 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / General On Sale Date: August 19, 2013 Print Run: 3000
    $14.95 CAD 9.34 x 11.01 x 0.41 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      The lovable Knowledge Kids characters Luna, Chip and Inkie get lost in the forest. Can they work together to find their way back home? Or will they be lost... forever? In Luna, Chip and Inkie's first adventure the trio gets lost after following a butterfly into the woods. Stuck in an unfamiliar part of the forest, they all begin to worry. After a bit of squabbling and a bit of creative thinking they each contribute with their own ideas and unique talents to find their way back home. Astory of friendship, creativity and collaboration, Which Way Back? is an action-packed picture book with vibrant illustrations from front to back. Created by British Columbia's public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, for kids, parents and teachers everywhere.
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      Michael Mayes was born in Calgary, went to business school in Montreal then worked as an advertising writer in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver before becoming Creative Director of TAXI Vancouver (an advertising agency, not a cab company) in 2007. After 14 years of writing ads, emails and presentations, Michael began writing longer stories in 2010 and is currently working on his first novel. He lives in Vancouver RORY O?SULLIVAN (ILLUSTRATOR) Rory O'Sullivan graduated from the IDEA Program at Capilano University in 2005. Since then he has worked as a graphic designer and art director at Rethink Communications and St. Bernadine Mission Communications. Rory has worked on design and illustration projects for such clients as Knowledge Network, Langara College, Coast Capital Savings, R&B Brewing Company and BC Hydro. Rory's work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Creative Review, ADCC, TED Conference and the Lotus Awards. He lives in Vancouver
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    Leaving Home The Remarkable Life of Peter Jacyk John Lawrence Reynolds Canada
    9780991858811 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business On Sale Date: September 01, 2013 Print Run: 2000
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      The inspiring story of a penniless wartime refugee's rise to prominence in Canada's business and cultural worlds Petro (Peter) Jacyk survived two of the most horrendous events of the twentieth century: the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s, instigated by Stalin and responsible for the deaths of untold millions and waves of invasion and slaughter from Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Fleeing post-war Europe in 1949, he arrived in Canada with $7 in his pocket and horrific images in his memory. His adopted country would inspire a deep and life-long love in Jacyk. Here at last, as he put it, he was ?free to live and free to succeed.? Through the Toronto building and land development firm he founded, he established himself as an economic and cultural powerhouse. Exacting in his dealings with others, yet a generous mentor, he sought excellence in all of his pursuits. In time, the man who had begun as a ?poor-penny immigrant? became one of the country?s most prominent philanthropists. Jacyk donated substantial portions of his wealth to projects dedicated to Ukrainian history, language, and culture. Universities such as Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Toronto benefited from his largesse. The programs Jacyk sponsored in Ukraine, and the enormous energy he devoted to them, earned him his homeland?s highest award of distinction. Leaving Home celebrates the life of a remarkable man determined to make a positive impact on an often hostile world.
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      John Lawrence Reynolds, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, holds two degrees from McMaster University (English and Psychology). He began his career in advertising, becoming VP-Creative Services of a major ad agency before pursuing a career in feature writing, photography, and film/video production and direction.His travel and feature writing has appeared in periodicals including Financial Post, Toronto Life, Report On Business, Leisureways, Canadian Living, and others. He has published over25 fiction and non-fiction books, winning various awards including two Arthur Ellis Awards and a National Business Book Award for Free Rider: How a Bay Street Whiz Kid Stole and Spent $20 Million (McArthur & Co.). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.
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      For One Hell of a Ride: -This book should have been called 'One Hell of a Read', National Post For Shadow People: -For those searching for an entertaining book (and Reynolds is a funny man with a delicious turn of phrase), this is a must-read." -- The Globe and Mail
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    Picturing Transformation Nexw-ayanstut Nancy Bleck Canada, Chief Bill Williams, Katherine Dodds
    9780991858804 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies On Sale Date: October 11, 2013 Print Run: 2000
    $39.95 CAD 9.24 x 12.23 x 0.82 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      The remarkable story of how a First Nations chief, an artist and a mountaineer evolved a new form of environmental and cultural activism, and saved 50,000 hectares of forest in the process The history of British Columbia is rife with stories of conflict between loggers and environmentalists, First Nations and government-backed corporations. Many of them have ended in violence, arrests and clear-cutting. Between 1997 and 2007 Farm License 38 , encompassing Sims Creek in the upper Elaho Valley became the site of a wholly different kind of protest. Because of the actions of ten thousand people brought together by Squamish Nation Hereditary Chief Bill Williams, artist Nancy Bleck and the late mountaineer John Clarke, this land - a 50,000-hectare section of the Squamish First Nation now known as Wild Spirit Places--was saved. It was a stunning example of how welcoming people to the land, showing them its physical and spiritual wealth and allowing them to experience it themselves transformed the way they saw it. And by quietly, cumulatively building a critical mass of people who had seen--witnessed--this land firsthand and come to view it as important; the Uts'am/WitnessProject provided a new way for peacefully mobilizing people and preserving land from logging. Picturing Transformation is the story of Uts'am/Witness, a series of camping weekends held at Sims Creek that brought together First Nations and non-First Nations people to walk, sleep, eat, make art, have conversations and participate in ceremonies on this disputed land. Through the words and photos of those who attended, this beautiful book pays homage to the power that people with strong vision and a common purpose can play in honouring tradition, safeguarding land and changing policy. It is a lesson in the possibilities for resolving conflict peacefully, now and in the future. homage to the power that people with strong vision and a common purpose can play in honouring tradition, safeguarding land and changing policy. It is a lesson in the possibilities for resolving conflict peacefully, now and in the future.
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      Nancy Bleck, SlanaySp'ak'wus, is an artist, photographer, educator and co-founder of Uts'am/Witness (1997-2007). She became the first artist-in-residence at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, teaches at Emily Carr University and is a recipient of the YMCA's Women of Distinction Award for her work on Uts'am/Witness. She lives in Vancouver. Chief Bill Williams, telàsemkin-siyam, has served as an elected member of the Squamish First Nation Council since 1980 and as a member of the community?s Hereditary Council since 1995. He is co-founder of Uts'am/Witness and his family has watched over Nexw-áyantsut since time immemorial. He lives in his traditional territory of Squamish Nation, British Columbia. Katherine Dodds began her advertising career with Adbusters, went on to form Hello Cool World (HCW) in 2001 and is a recipient of the Women in Film "Woman of Vision" Award. She is a long-time contributor to Uts'am/Witness and wrote the text for Picturing Transformation together with Chief Bill Williams and many others. She lives in Vancouver.
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    The Games are Open Folke Kobberling and Martin Kaltwasser Lorna Brown Canada, Barbara Cole, Barbara Holub
    9780986681943 Paperback ART / Canadian On Sale Date: September 10, 2016 Print Run: 1000
    $30.00 CAD 8.83 x 5.09 x 1.09 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Other Sights
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      The Games are Open by the Berlin-based artist team of Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser used materials recycled from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Athletes? Village to create a sculpture in the form of a larger-than-life bulldozer. Constructed from 1,000 sheets of wheatboard, the artwork gradually transitioned from sculpture to garden, it?s decomposition providing fodder for new growth. The Games are Open publication is designed as a hand-held flipbook, which animates the project?s transformation over a four-year period. The book features over 172 images taken by Vancouver-based photographer Hans Sipma, who passed by the sculpture each day on his bicycle commute to work. Interspersed on facing pages, curator Barbara Cole traces the project?s remarkable series of co-options, interventions and adoptions through an annotated chronology. Back pages feature a text by Barbara Holub, a Vienna-based artist, educator and writer whose transdisciplinary practice moves between art, urbanism, architecture and theory. Photographs by Hans Sipma and Barbara Cole.
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      Lorna Brown is a Vancouver-based visual artist, curator, writer and editor. Independent projects include the public artwork "Digital Natives", and "Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties". Brown is Associate Director/Curator of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia. Barbara Cole is an artist, educator and founder and Executive Director of Other Sights for Artist's Projects. She is also the Principal of Cole Projects, a public art consulting firm that promotes experimental approaches to public art planning and commissioining. Based in Vienna, Barbara Holub co-founded transparadiso as a transdiciplinary practice between art, urbanism, architecture and therory. She is external expert for direct urbanism at Social Design/University of Applied Arts Vienna and lectures at the Vienna University of Technology.
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    Deadhead Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford Lorna Brown Canada, Barbara Cole, Jen Weih
    9780986681936 Paperback ART / Canadian On Sale Date: September 10, 2016 Print Run: 1000
    $35.00 CAD 10.66 x 9.53 x 0.45 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 14 Canadian Rights: Y Other Sights
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      The Deadhead publication presents a rich visual narrative of an ambitious sculptural project by the Bomfords that leads the reader through phases of early research, studio production, installation, life on the water and final deconstruction. Mounted to a barge and towed to different locations during the summer of 2014, this large-scale installation acted as a curious marine outpost asserting a presence that both troubled and delighted. In amongst paddleboats, pleasure craft, passenger ferries, cruise ships, freighters and barges stacked high with global commodities, Deadhead introduced art as valuable cargo within a constantly changing flotilla of economic exchange. As a platform from which cultural activities unfolded, Deadhead hosted a lively program of events including weekly open houses, film screenings, workshops, choir performances and a series of improvisational sunset performances. Photographs by Cedric Bomford, Nathan Bomford, Barbara Cole, Maegan Hill-Carroll, Michael Love, Philip Nee Nee, David Peters, Bob Ross, Rachel Topham, Karen Zalamea
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      Lorna Brown is a Vancouver-based visual artist, curator, writer and editor. Independent projects include the public artwork "Digital Natives", and "Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties". Brown is Associate Director/Curator of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia. Kimberly Phillips is Director/Curator of Access Gallery, a Vancouver artist-run centre committed to supporting the work of emergent and experimental artists. She has authored, edited and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and her writings have appeared in Artforum, C Magazine, and Filip. Jen Weih is and artist and educator based in Vancouver. Her projects range from printmaking to video to participatory movement events to projects in public programming and community engagement. She is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
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