Imbued with humour, vision, mystery, and dreams, these nine tales, and Ken Syrette's luminous paintings, reveal the power of Ojibwa myth-making and a world of thunderbirds and sea-serpents, star-men and mermaids.
An invaluable reference for naturalists and botanists, both professional and amateur, this comprehensive volume contains detailed descriptions of more than 200 species. Profusely illustrated.
Curator emeritus and archaeologist Peter Storck brings to life the vanished world of Ontario's earliest peoples. A compelling story, powerfully told.
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This book of landscape and genre paintings by the 19th-century Korean artist Gisan documents traditional daily life in Korea around 1900. Gisan worked in Korean port cities and as a result his work was sold and disseminated internationally. In fact, the number of his works in North American and European collections far surpasses that found in Korea. Korea Around 1900 includes 27 poster-format paintings from the ROM's collection as well as 23 small-format paintings from the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, Netherlands. The ink-and-colour paintings depict a vanished Korea of pastoral landscapes, traditional customs and costume, and the rhythm of the seasons.
From the legends told in New France, including "Jean-Pierre Lavallée, Sorcerer," to eastern Ontario's "Witch of Plum Hollow," folklorist Edith Fowke invokes the storytelling traditions of early Canada.
This exquisitely beautiful volume showcases four centuries of Chinese fan paintings-dreamscapes of lilac, lotus, and wisteria, and sailboats in the mist. Author Tsang illuminates the auspicious symbolism that permeates every painting. 150+ colour photographs.