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.
Dating from 1700 to 1930, these rare and beautiful coats reflect the development of a native art form and the influence of European fashion.
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.
The definitive guide to Ontario amphibians and reptiles-frogs, toads, salamanders, lizards, turtles, and snakes. Includes all species observed in Ontario. Written in clear, accessible language. Superb full colour photographs from many of Ontario's most celebrated nature photographers. Colour range maps for Ontario and North America. Formulated for quick and accurate species identification. 150+ colour photographs.
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