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Celebrating Canada
Decorating with History in a Contemporary Home
By (author): Peter E. Baker Foreword by: John A. Fleming
9781459740327 Hardcover English General Trade ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Canadiana Canada Jun 03, 2017
$65.00 CAD
Active 10 x 12 x 1 in 240 pages 252 Colour illustrations, Bibliography, Index Dundurn
A visual journey showcasing how history can make a house a home, a reminder of the strength of character and ingenuity entrenched in Canada’s history.

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation — the same year recognizing 375 years of settlement in Montreal — Quebec antiques professional Peter E. Baker brings life to Canadian history and demonstrates how antiques and folk art can successfully be incorporated into a contemporary lifestyle, providing a home with a unique identity.

Drawing from a single collection, the author selects and showcases objects spanning three centuries of Canadian history, from the early days of French settlement to the creative boom of late-20th-century folk artists. Amply illustrated, and written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, this is not a traditional technical study of antiques representing a specific type or region. Celebrating Canada showcases the story and the artistic merits of each object.

  • Both a colourful tour of Canadian history through the beautiful antiques it has produced, and a guide to decorating with antiques without sacrificing contemporary appeal
  • Highlights the decorative beauty of Canada’s history in time for the 150th anniversary of confederation
  • Focuses on the unique stories and aesthetic of historically significant Canadian antiques
  • Provides serious collectors with new information and insights from an expert with over four decades of Canadian antiques experience
  • A reference book for enthusiasts and an entertaining trip through Canadiana

Peter E. Baker has led a 40-plus-year career as a Quebec-based antiques dealer, participating in major shows in both Canada and the U.S. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Antiques Dealer Association and was a featured Canadiana appraiser on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. He lives with his wife Susan in Elgin, Quebec.

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Kendra Martin,

Whether you’re a committed collector of Canadiana, a seeker new to the passion and looking to learn, or someone wanting to understand how to achieve ‘the look’ in a condo or house, you’ll not be disappointed. - Canadian Antiques and Vintage

Beautifully presented. - Maine Antique Digest

Amply and beautifully illustrated, deftly and informatively written in a conversational, easy-to-read style … impressively showcases the story and the artistic merits of each object. - Wisconsin Bookwatch

Echoes Joan Burney’s philosophy, which is to take an uncluttered approach and focus on pieces that make for ease of living. - Ottawa Citizen

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