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The Art of Misadventure

By (author) Dave Brosha
Foreword by Curtis Jones
Categories: Biography: arts and entertainment

Experience the quirky missteps, humorous adventures, and professional development of a renowned Canadian photographer in this entertaining memoir.

 

Join Canadian photographer, explorer, Fellow of the ...

Approaching Fire

By (author) Michelle Porter
Categories: Biography: general

In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and ...

Voice of Rebellion

Many have tried to silence her, but Mozhdah Jamalzadah remains the most powerful female voice of her generation in Afghanistan, boldly speaking out about women’s rights. Voice of Rebellion charts her ...

Michael Snow

Michael Snow is rightly recognized as the greatest living Canadian artist and one of the most significant figures in Canadian art history. In a productive, lengthy career, he has, in a wide variety of ...

Working for the Man, Playing in the Band

By (author) Damon Wood
With Phil Carson
Categories: Popular music

In a memoir certain to fascinate Mr. Dynamite’s millions of fans, as well as musicians and industry insiders, Wood recalls how a chance encounter with James Brown led him to embrace soul and funk music ...

Should Auld Acquaintance

By (author) Melanie Murray
Categories: Biography: general

Melanie Murray traces the footsteps of Jean Armour and Robert Burns through the village of Mauchline, where they met and married, to their final home in Dumfries, attempting to discover the woman who ...

The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook

In The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook, master engraver George A. Walker provides a new perspective on a man whose words have captivated generations.

Walker’s latest wordless narrative presents a suite ...

Arthur Erickson

Long-listed for the2014 RBC Taylor PrizeAn intimate portrait of the brilliant and controversial architect who put Canada on the world stage. Arthur Erickson, Canada's pre-eminent philosopher-architect, ...

Weinzweig

Edited by John Beckwith
By (author) Brian Cherney
Categories: Composers and songwriters

John Weinzweig (1913–2006) was the pre-eminent Canadian composer of his generation. Influenced by European modernists such as Stravinsky, Berg, and Webern, he was the first Canadian composer to employ ...

Ordinary Things

By (author) Christopher Pratt
Categories: Memoirs

Insightful and thought-provoking journal entries, from the 1950s to 2007, on the creative process, art, life, and province of renowned Canadian artist Christopher Pratt. Ordinary Things is laced with ...