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    On Opium Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance Carlyn Zwarenstein Canada
    9781773101811 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues Publication Date:September 14, 2021
    $24.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.94 in | 454 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      A groundbreaking meditation on pain, painkillers, and dependence from a prescription opioid user.

      Her writing has been described as "measured," "sensuous," and "compelling." In 2016, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s short narrative on pain made the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books. Now, she returns with a seductive dive into opioids and the nature of dependence.

      North Americans are the world’s most prolific users of opioid painkillers. In On Opium, Zwarenstein describes her own use of opioid-inspired medicines to cope with a painful disease. Evoking both Thomas De Quincey and Frida Kahlo, she travels from the decadence of recreational drug use in past eras to the misery and privation of the overdose crisis today.

      Speaking with users of prescribed morphine, illicit fentanyl, and smoked opium, Zwarenstein investigates uncomfortable questions about why people use substances and when substance use becomes addiction. And she exposes causes of drug-related harms: the debilitating effects of poverty, isolation, and trauma; the role of race, class, and gender in addressing pain; and a system of prohibition that has converted age-old medicines into taboo substances.

      Through all of this, Zwarenstein finds hope. Drawing on solidarity between illicit drug users and people in pain; in a wise understanding of what humans need to be well; and in radical drug policies like legalization and safe supply, she lays out a vision of a world where suffering is no longer lauded, and opioids are no longer demonized.

      Bio
      Carlyn Zwarenstein is a writer based in Toronto. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Toronto Star, and Vice. She is also the author of Opium Eater: The New Confessions.
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      “Carlyn Zwarenstein provides a voice previously missing from the overdose crisis. With empathy and urgency, she takes us inside the world of people who use opioids at a time when they are dying in record numbers. On Opium captures people’s pain, hope, and resilience, and in sharing their stories, provides a blueprint to end the crisis.”
      “A beautifully written meditation on opioids, addiction, joy, and pain — and the cruel and rigid policies we devise that mainly serve to make suffering worse.”
      “Zwarenstein not only plumbs the depths of pain and relief and dependence on relief but traces the blurred lines between writer and subject on that — perhaps needlessly — charged question: What do we do for pain and its wily life-thieving-or-enabling remedy? What would happen if we turned our focus to the prevention and elimination of suffering, rather than the demonization and criminalization of sufferers?”
      “Zwarenstein weaves her personal narrative of using prescription opioid medication to manage spinal arthritis with a deeply reported look at why people use substances and the causes of drug-related harms.”
      “Zwarenstein’s volume is a valuable tool for the promotion of harm reduction. When so much conservative rhetoric is based on an ideology of stoicism, it’s bracing to learn that Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius was also an opium user.”
      “Captivating, rage-inducing, and most important of all, helpful. In On Opium, Zwarenstein challenges us to imagine a world in which we toss out our antiquated, actively harmful ideas about substance use, stop thinking of addicts versus 'legitimate' users, and embrace harm reduction in a meaningful way.”
      “Rarely have I felt so trusted as a reader. Zwarenstein is disarmingly transparent about her process, casual in her tone, and honest about her limitations. ... What we should all be thinking of more, Zwarenstein seems to be saying, is suffering itself, and how we can help ourselves and others surmount it.”
      “Zwarenstein puts drug users at the centre of this conversation, a location from which they are far too often pushed away, and forces us to reconsider everything we’ve ever thought about opioids.”
      “We need to legalize and regulate non-medical use of drugs. ... On Opium shows us that, after too much suffering, too much delay, that change will come.”
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    On Borrowed Time North America’s Next Big Quake Gregor Craigie Canada
    9781773102061 Paperback NATURE / Natural Disasters Publication Date:September 28, 2021
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.63 in | 411 gr | 248 pages Carton Quantity:34 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      Finalist, Balsillie Prize for Public Policy and Victoria Butler Book Prize
      A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
      The Big One and what we can do to get ready for it.

      Mention the word earthquake and most people think of California. But while the Golden State shakes on a regular basis, Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia are located in a zone that can produce the world’s biggest earthquakes and tsunamis. In the eastern part of the continent, small cities and large, from Ottawa to Montréal to New York City, sit in active earthquake zones. In fact, more than 100-million North Americans live in active seismic zones, many of whom do not realize the risk to their community.

      For more than a decade, Gregor Craigie interviewed scientists, engineers, and emergency planners about earthquakes, disaster response, and resilience. He has also collected vivid first-hand accounts from people who have survived deadly earthquakes. His fascinating and deeply researched book dives headfirst into explaining the science behind The Big One — and asks what we can do now to prepare ourselves for events geologists say aren't a matter of if, but when.

      Bio
      Gregor Craigie has been a news producer, reporter, and on-air host. He is presently the host of CBC’s On the Island in Victoria, BC. He is a former reporter for CBS Radio and a former BBC journalist, who read the news to millions of American listeners of The World on Public Radio International.
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      Awards
      Balsillie Prize for Public Policy 2021, Short-listed
      A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book 2021, Short-listed
      Victoria Butler Book Prize 2022, Short-listed
      Reviews
      “Lucid and remorselessly researched, this book is both captivating and urgent. I am racing to geophysical maps to check the status of my local seismic zone, laying in emergency supplies, and warning loved ones to do the same.”
      “A vivid evocation of previous catastrophes, a definitive rendering of what, when, where, and how they have happened, and a clarion call to get ready for more of the same. Gregor Craigie has produced a passionate tour de force, beautifully written and sturdily built on countless interviews, eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, scientific studies, and Indigenous oral histories. This book dances with detail and rings with authority.”
      On Borrowed Time takes us on a tour of North American earthquakes, from the West Coast to the Atlantic Ocean. Gregor Craigie’s well-written and comprehensive jewel provides us with an accurate understanding of earthquake science, while exploring our fears and perceptions about future large quakes.”
      On Borrowed Time is an impressive and timely reminder that large earthquakes can occur right across North America and that each passing day draws us closer to the inevitable next big one. But, as Craigie reminds us, earthquakes should not be anything to fear — providing we prepare properly.”
      “Readers will be eagerly flipping through to see what we can learn and what to expect when the next Big One arrives.”
      “No collection that lies anywhere near a fault line should be without On Borrowed Time.”
      “Craigie has interviewed countless experts in the past two decades, which gives him authority as he scouts the situation in North America in particularly chilling detail.”
      On Borrowed Time is the culmination of decades of interviews and research and about four and a half years of actual writing. What sets it apart is Craigie not only speaks with seismologists and oceanographers, but actual survivors.”
      On Borrowed Time is not a breezy read. It is an exhausting and sobering treatise on the very nature of the Earth beneath our feet and the peril of neglecting the individual and collective community preparedness that must take place — if not now, then soon.”
      “The book offers much more than technical information; personal accounts, journals, old news articles, even diaries illustrate all too clearly the threats posed by shifts in the earth beneath us. Some of these stories are heartbreaking.”
      On Borrowed Time moves swiftly from the west to the east coast of North America, and the earthquake phenomenon reveals itself as Craigie describes the causes and results of quakes that most readers will never have heard of.”
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    Moments of Perception Experimental Film in Canada Jim Shedden Canada, Barbara Sternberg Canada, Michael Zryd Canada, Stephen Broomer Canada
    9781773102030 Paperback ART / Film & Video Publication Date:November 16, 2021
    $29.95 CAD 6.5 x 9 x 0.75 in | 998 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:5 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      Film is the art form of our times. It has formed the background of our lives, informed visual arts practices, and formed our culture’s stories, its memory.

      Moments of Perception is a landmark book. The first history of twentieth and early-twenty-first-century Canadian experimental filmmaking, it maps avant-garde film across the country from the 1950s to the present day, including its contradictions and complexities.

      Experimental film is political in its very existence, critical of the status quo by definition. In Canada, some of the country’s best-known artists took up the moving image as a form of artistic expression, allowing them to explore explicitly political themes. Mike Hoolboom’s exposure of the horror of AIDS, Josephine Massarella’s concern for the environment, and Joyce Wieland’s satiric look at US patriotism are just a few examples of work that contributed to social movements and provided a means to explore issues of race and gender and 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous identities.

      Featuring a major essay on the history of the movement by Michael Zryd and profiles of key filmmakers by Stephen Broomer and editors Jim Shedden and Barbara Sternberg, Moments of Perception offers a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving history of Canada’s experimental film and moving image media arts.

      Bio
      Jim Shedden has directed documentaries and edited books on experimental filmmakers.

      Barbara Sternberg has been making films since the mid 1970s. Her films have been screened around the world and her work is in the collection of the AGO and the NGC. Both Sternberg and Shedden have been involved in the artist-run experimental film scene in Toronto since the mid 1980s, programming and coordinating screenings, festivals, and congresses; curating exhibitions; and writing on film.

      Michael Zryd is Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts at York University. He has published widely on experimental film, including articles on Hollis Frampton, Joyce Wieland, and Canadian film studies.

      Stephen Broomer has made over forty films, in addition to publishing on, curating, and preserving Canadian experimental film.
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      Moments of Perception is the ideal guide for the curious and adventurous spectator.”
      Moments of Perception works as history, analysis and homage to those creators past and present who have tried to utilize tools beyond Grierson’s hammer and mirror: the camera as a painter’s canvas, a magic wand or a kaleidoscope.”
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    Inked Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, and Secret Sketches from the New Yorker’s Joe Dator Joe Dator
    9781773102290 Hardcover HUMOR / Form Publication Date:October 19, 2021
    $24.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.75 in | 583 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      From inspiration to conception and all the trials in-between.

      Inked is a collection of cartoons from one of the New Yorker’s most beloved cartoonists.

      Filled with more than 150 of Dator’s single-panel cartoons, this lively, quick-witted book betrays a deadpan sense of humour.

      But Inked is more than a book of cartoons. Dator also dives into the creative process, offering bonus commentary on how ideas have come to fruition, how one idea has led to another, and the various attempts to get an idea right. Along the way, he shows how a spark of imagination has turned into a laugh-out-loud moment with only a single image and caption, and how other attempts have found themselves on the cutting-room floor.

      Bio
      Joe Dator has been a cartoonist for the New Yorker since 2006 and has also contributed cartoons to MAD Magazine and Esquire. He is a recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver Reuben Award and has been featured on CBS's 60 Minutes. Dator has presented humorous lectures on everything from Japanese movie monsters to fictitious comedy albums and is the co-host of the Comedy Film Funnel podcast. He lives in New York City.
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      “Joe Dator makes me laugh. Everybody loves to look behind the scenes and his new book shows the secrets, inspirations, heartaches, and triumphs of a life in cartoons. Christopher Guest and I have a collection of original cartoons, and we love our Joe Dator!”
      “If you peek under the sofa cushion or into the mind of a cartoonist, mostly you will find crumbs, a couple of cheap ballpoint pens, some candy wrappers, a remote you lost in 1998, and a few greasy pennies. But every once in a while, you will find something that is really, really funny, like an anteater or a pair of jodhpurs. Joe Dator’s wonderful book illuminates the idea-path to an actual cartoon. It’s hilarious, too.”
      “I enjoyed this look at how Joe’s particular brand of sausage is made, but it didn’t do much to quell my deep-seated resentment at just how damn good he is. If I see a gag and hiss, “I wish I’d thought of that,” chances are pretty good it’s one of his. It’s enraging. Go to hell, Joe.”
      “What a strange, brutal world Joe Dator inhabits! Who needs it? Why do he and other gag cartoonists put themselves through such pain and frustration, week after week, late-night-hour after late-night-hour? I guess because they have to. And thank goodness for that. Better them than me. I loved this book.”
      “Joe Dator's Inked is full of cartoons that make me laugh. What’s more, he tells you how you, too, can be a top cartoonist, sort of, but not really. Which also makes me laugh.”
      “Joe Dator likens pitching New Yorker cartoons to getting fired every week and applying for the same job again the following week. We are thankful for his perpetual nightmare — one that includes squirrels with nut allergies, palindromic dinosaurs, and breakfast plates arranged as happy faces. This welcome collection of his cartoons and rough sketches had me laughing so hard I snorted Pepsi out my nostrils (and I was drinking milk at the time).”
      “A successful cartoonist is astute, sarcastic, irreverent, and stupefyingly silly. Joe Dator is an observer, a postulator who pushes the envelope. I am honoured to be one of his colleagues in this creative, curious, and often complicated industry. I like his art, I like his humour, and I wonder where in the world he gets his ideas.”
      “Joe Dator has written a cartoon book like no other. ... full of quirks and quarks of racy, punny satirical and hilarious gags showing the common idiosyncrasies of everyday life.”
      “Sardonic and clever. It’s the kind of humour that makes you snort before you laugh, and it's compelling, too.”
      “Joe Dator has written a cartoon book like no other. ... full of quirks and quarks of racy, punny satirical and hilarious gags showing the common idiosyncrasies of everyday life.”
      “Witty, insightful commentary and delightful cartoons make Inked a joy to read.”
      “Joe Dator put out a book this year that made me want to throw away my ink bottle and become a bus driver. He is easily one of the funniest, most inventive, industrious and prolific New Yorker cartoonists working today. Any time I see it out in the wild, I make sure to move it to the front of the shelf for maximum exposure.”
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    Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island A Guide Benoit Lalonde Canada
    9781773102283 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada Publication Date:September 28, 2021
    $27.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.69 in | 510 gr | 296 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      From the author of the bestselling Waterfalls of Nova Scotia.

      Benoit Lalonde travels to the bountiful sights of Nova Scotia’s most fabled island in Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island.

      What Cape Breton Island lacks in size, it makes up for in the number, diversity, and sheer drama of its waterfalls. Bringing together one hundred of the Island’s greatest waterfalls and hidden gems from the Fleur de Lys, Marconi, Bras d’Or Ceilidh, and Cabot trails, this new guide explores iconic and little-known falls from all parts of the Island, including Uisge Bàn Falls and the tallest waterfall in Nova Scotia, Rocky Brook Falls. And yes, each entry includes useful information on the hiking distance to each waterfall, the best seasons to visit, the source, and the height of the fall itself.

      Complimented by gorgeous colour photographs, full-colour maps, and bonus features, Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island is an invaluable reference for explorers and outdoor enthusiasts.

      Bio
      Benoit Lalonde has lived in Nova Scotia since 1999. He has published numerous peer-reviewed studies on the ecology of Atlantic Canada and is a top contributor to trailpeak.com. He currently works as an ecological risk evaluator for Environment Canada and is an avid hiker, mountain biker, climber, telemark skier, spelunker, explorer, and kayaker.
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    A Natural Balance The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University Alex Novell, John Leroux Canada
    9781777663209 Hardcover GARDENING / Garden Design Publication Date:July 06, 2021
    $45.00 CAD 12 x 9 x 0.81 in | 1360 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:6 Canadian Rights: Y The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre & H. Irving Botanical Gardens
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      A botanical garden should be more than a repository of plants: it should be a place for people to enjoy the natural world and to participate in learning and research. The creators of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University understood this, giving students a building and gardens for both quiet relaxation and study. The Centre and Gardens took nearly three years to research and design, and a further two years to build. Now, twenty years after completion, the Centre and Gardens are maturing, and being nurtured by a dedicated team for the enjoyment of generations to come.

      Landscape architect Alex Novell and architectural historian John Leroux tell the story of the design, construction, and features of the Centre and Gardens at Acadia. Lavishly illustrated with full-colour images, A Natural Balance is both an indispensable book for anyone interested in the plants and trees of the Acadian forest and a visual record of a spectacular instance of North American collegiate architecture.

      Bio
      Alex Novell is a chartered landscape architect and Fellow of the British Landscape Institute.

      John Leroux is an art and architectural historian, curator, and former architect. He is the author of fifteen books, including Building New Brunswick and The Lost City.
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    Christi Belcourt Sherry Farrell Racette Canada, Nadia Kurd Canada, Dylan Miner Canada, Christi Belcourt Canada
    9781773102436 Paperback ART / Individual Artists Publication Date:October 26, 2021
    $45.00 CAD 9.5 x 9.5 x 0.75 in | 794 gr | 136 pages Carton Quantity:15 Canadian Rights: Y Goose Lane Editions
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      Finalist, First Nations Communities READ

      Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist whose ancestry originates from the historic Métis community of Mânitou Sâkhigan (Lac Ste. Anne) in Alberta. She has a deep respect for Mother Earth and the traditions and knowledge of her people. She is also known for her work as a community-based artist, environmentalist, and advocate for the lands, waters, and rights of Indigenous peoples.

      Christi Belcourt is the first book devoted exclusively to Belcourt’s life and work: her early paintings showcasing the natural world’s beauty and interconnectedness, her monumental "flower beadwork" paintings, and her recent collaborations with Isaac Murdoch, an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper. Drawn from a national touring exhibition, these works of art inspire reflection, provoke conversation, and call for action.

      The book, with text in English and Anishinaabemowin, features a powerful artist’s statement by Christi Belcourt, and illuminating essays written by scholars Sherry Farrell Racette, Dylan Miner, and exhibition curator Nadia Kurd.

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      Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette (Algonquin / Métis / Irish) is a member of Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec (unceded Algonquin territory). She is an artist, interdisciplinary scholar and curator, and currently teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina.

      Dr. Nadia Kurd is an art historian who has worked at diverse arts organizations. She is the former Curator of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (2010-18) and is currently the Curator of the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection in Edmonton.

      Dr. Dylan Miner is an artist, activist and scholar, and is currently the Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Professor at Michigan State University. He descends from the Historic Georgian Bay Métis Community and is a registered citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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      Awards
      First Nations Communities READ 2022, Short-listed
      Reviews
      “Staggeringly, this is the very first book devoted to her life and work and this collection ... is utterly essential.”
      “One of this year's most beautiful books.”
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    Moving the Museum Indigenous + Canadian Art at the AGO Wanda Nanibush Canada, Georgiana Uhlyarik Canada
    9781773102023 Hardcover ART / Canadian Publication Date:January 17, 2023
    $45.00 CAD 10.25 x 10.25 x 1.13 in | 1750 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:8 Goose Lane Editions
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      Moving the Museum documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history and colonialism.

      Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 reproductions, Moving the Museum: Indigenous + Canadian Art at the AGO features the work of First Nations artists — including Carl Beam, Rebecca Belmore, and Kent Monkman — along with work by Inuit artists like Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook. Canadian artists include Lawren Harris, Kazuo Nakamura, Joyce Wieland, and many others. Drawing from stories about our origins and identities, the featured artists and essayists invite readers to engage with issues of land, water, transformation, and sovereignty and to contemplate the historic and future representation of Indigenous and Canadian art in museums.

      Bio
      Wanda Nanibush is the Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

      Georgiana Uhlyarik is the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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    Qummut Qukiria! Art, Culture, and Sovereignty Across Inuit Nunaat and Sápmi: Mobilizing the Circumpolar North Anna Hudson Canada, Heather Igloliorte Canada, Jan-Erik Lundström Canada
    9781773102245 Hardcover ART / Art & Politics Publication Date:June 28, 2022
    $45.00 CAD 6.75 x 9.25 x 1.25 in | 1334 gr | 448 pages Carton Quantity:6 Goose Lane Editions
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      Qummut Qukiria! celebrates art and culture within and beyond traditional Inuit and Sámi homelands in the Circumpolar Arctic — from the continuance of longstanding practices such as storytelling and skin sewing to the development of innovative new art forms such as throatboxing (a hybrid of traditional Inuit throat singing and beatboxing). In this illuminating book, curators, scholars, artists, and activists from Inuit Nunangat, Kalaallit Nunaat, Sápmi, Canada, and Scandinavia address topics as diverse as Sámi rematriation and the revival of the ládjogahpir (a Sámi woman’s headgear), the experience of bringing Inuit stone carving to a workshop for inner-city youth, and the decolonizing potential of Traditional Knowledge and its role in contemporary design and beyond.

      Qummut Qukiria! showcases the thriving art and culture of the Indigenous Circumpolar peoples in the present and demonstrates its importance for the revitalization of language, social wellbeing, and cultural identity.

      Bio
      Anna Hudson is a professor of Canadian art history and curatorial studies at York University.

      Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar from Nunatsiavut and is the Concordia University research chair in circumpolar Indigenous arts.

      Jan-Erik Lundström, a curator, critic, and art historian, is the former director of the Sámi Center for Contemporary Art.
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    Headlighting 1974-1978 Thaddeus Holownia Canada, Robert Tombs Canada
    9781895488524 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers Publication Date:August 03, 2021
    $85.00 CAD 18 x 12 x 0.5 in | 1620 gr | 66 pages Carton Quantity:10 Anchorage Press
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      "In each image of Headlighting, a single vehicle’s side view is centred in the foreground, its long horizontal shape reinforced by the geometry of the 8x20-inch frame. ... The principal allusion is that relationships develop between humans and technology. Each image’s long exposure, shallow depth of field, and tonal range confer a kind of atmosphere poetics to the mis-en-scène." — Robert Tombs

      In 1974, the distinguished graphic designer Allan Fleming encouraged Holownia to use a large-format view camera — a conversation that proved instrumental in shaping Holownia’s aesthetic. Shortly after, Holownia set out from Toronto on a trip that took him into the U.S. Midwest and then east into Atlantic Canada. Each day, Holownia captured images of cars and their owners in their everyday settings, developing the exposures in makeshift darkrooms at night.

      An encapsulation of the everyday life and fashions of the mid-70s and a tribute to classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes, Headlighting 1974-1978 is a compelling document of a time and a place when car culture was at its peak.

      Bio
      Thaddeus Holownia is emeritus professor of fine arts at Mount Allison University. His photographs have been exhibited and collected at museums throughout North America and Europe.

      Robert Tombs is an Ottawa-based artist and designer, who is currently the president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
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      “It’s a book more than four decades in the making.”
      Headlighting: 1974–1978 asks us to view the past through the lens of contradictory information. It asks us to hold competing interpretations and conflicted feelings in our minds at the same time, to see the '65 Ford Mustang as both an object of desire and an object of contempt.”

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