Catalogue

Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle: Out of the Bat Cave

Written by Denise Dias
Illustrated by Tara Winterhalt

ROM
2011
9"x10"
32 Pages
Hard Cover
$19.99
978-0-88854-485-8

Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle is an imaginative children's book telling the nocturnal adventure of a small Pipistrelle bat named Burton, and his sister Isabelle. The book follows Burton as he ventures out of the Bat Cave and discovers the galleries of the museum. Burton loses his way in all the excitement and has to rely on his superpower-echolocation-to help him get home.

Maya: The Official Guide to the ROM Blockbuster Exhibition

Martha Cuevas García, and Roberto López Bravo

ROM
2011
8"x5"
72 Pages
Soft Cover
$5.00
information below

English edition: ISBN 978-0-88854-487-2
French edition: 978-0-88854-488-9

Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World explores the relationships connecting Maya rulers, their followers, the environment, the cosmos, as well as the passage of time. Trace the history of this advanced civilization known for its highly adorned architecture, elaborate writing system, astronomy, and complex calendar system.

Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s

ROM
2011
9"x12"
120 Pages
Hard Cover
$29.99
978-0-88854-482-7

Join us on a visual journey through the world of Bollywood Cinema, as we trace the aesthetic and thematic evolution of a film industry that has captivated audiences around the world, becoming the world's largest film producer. The ROM's vintage Bollywood Cinema showcards feature Bollywood icons and award-winning films spanning 40 years of the film industry. Bollywood Cinema Showcards features 90 artifacts from the Bollywood industry, embodying the fanciful and fantastical style of India's cinema culture that has a growing fascination in the West, and a deep cultural tradition in the East.

On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran

Hilary Gopnik and Mitchell S. Rothman

ROM
2011
7.5"x10.5"
400 Pages
Hard Cover
$59.99
978-0-88854-474-2

Written to a general-interest audience, On the High Road explores the 4,000-year history of the village of Godin Tepe, on the fabled Silk Road, situated at an intersection of cultures. The authors weave a narrative of the remarkable history of this site in western Iran while explaining how archaeological remains are used to reconstruct the past.

Paul Kane /The Artist/ : Wilderness to Studio

ROM
2011
12.5"x11"
416 Pages
Cloth
$75.00
978-0-88854-480-3

Destined to be one of the most important books published in Canada, this coffee table volume includes the complete ROM collection of 100 oil paintings and 373 sketches, the world's largest Paul Kane collection. Kane's evocative sketches and paintings of Native peoples, customs, and artifacts, have become a treasured part of Canada's heritage.

Terracotta Army: The Official Guide to the ROM Exhibition

ROM
2010
8"x5"
80 Pages
Soft Cover
$5.00
information below

English edition: ISBN 978-0-88854-478-0
French edition: ISBN 978-0-88854-467-4
Traditional Chinese edition: ISBN 978-0-88854-477-3
Simplified Chinese edition: ISBN 978-0-88854-479-7

Long considered mythological until its discovery by well diggers in 1974, the terracotta army of China's first emperor was interred in an underground tomb complex in China's northern Shaanxi province for more than 2,000 years. Seldom seen outside China, a selection of warriors and their artifacts has crossed the world to be exhibited at the ROM from June 26, 2010 to January 2, 2011. A concise history of the warrior emperor and his army.

I Brought the Ages Home

C. T. Currelly, Foreword by Northrop Frye

ROM
2004
6.5"x9.5"
314 Pages
Cloth
$39.95
978-0-88854-445-2

The deluxe edition of ROM founding director Charles T. Currelly's memoirs. With full-colour plates. Published on the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Museum.

Tamerlane's Tableware: A New Approach to the Chinoiserie Ceramics of Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Iran

Gauvin A. Bailey

MAZDA/ROM
1996
264 Pages
Cloth
$40.00
978-1-56859-043-1

A description of the title and ordering information may be found at Mazda.

Booksellers and Librarians: please note that this title is available through Mazda Publishers. See Order Information.

Rococo to Rustique: Early French-Canadian Furniture in the Royal Ontario Museum

Donald Webster

ROM
2000
248 Pages
Paper
$19.95
978-0-88854-425-4
Cloth
$24.95
978-0-88854-426-1

Founded by Marius Barbeau, the pioneer of French-Canadian decorative arts, the ROM's is the most significant early French-Canadian furniture collection outside Quebéc. Armoires, cradles, chairs, tables, desks, commodes, buffets, cupboards, chests, and more are represented. 175+ colour photographs.

Bold Visions: The Architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum (Souvenir Edition)

Kelvin Browne

ROM
2007
6"x6"
32 Pages
Paper
$3.99
978-0-88854-450-6

Adapted from the coffee table book about the history of the ROM's architecture, to be published in fall 2007, this souvenir edition offers an introduction to the architectural evolution of Canada's largest museum. From the original yellow-brick ROM of 1914 and the great stone building of 1933 to the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal of 2007, Bold Visions will interest both the general reader and the architectural aficionado.