Discover the genius of Josiah Wedgwood I (1730-1795), whose diverse, high-end products and business practices revolutionized the English ceramics industry in the 18th century. The ROM's outstanding collection of Wedgwood includes pieces of "Queen's Ware" from the table of Catherine the Great, copies of the famed "Portland vase," a black basalt relief weighing more than 800 pounds, as well as exquisite cameo medallions and jewellery. Published on the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The art of painted photographs arose out of a need for 19th-century artists to compete with commercial photography. The ROM has the largest representation of Indian painted photographs in North America. Embellished Reality features 50 works never before exhibited. Unlike the West, where photography replaced painting as an accurate reflection of "reality," in India, photographs were used to enhance the function of paintings, which were seen as a reflection of a higher realm of existence, or "hyper-reality."