The ROM is home to Canada's premier collection of Lalique glass, the subject of the Museum's exhibition Déco Lalique: Creator to Consumer (December 2005-March 2007). Déco Lalique showcases the ROM's collection and, drawing from vintage newspaper and magazine advertisements, many of them reproduced in the book, chronicles the introduction of Lalique glass into Canada in the 1920s and 1930s.
Investigates how and why 1950s couture fashion was important in its own day and why we are still fascinated by it fifty years later. Combing analysis of the clothes and interviews with those who traded, sold, redesigned, and wore couture. Couture & Commerce recreates the world of 1950s fashion. Profusely illustrated.
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Klaas Ruitenbeek, who holds the Louise Hawley Stone Chair of Far Eastern Art, brings distinguished scholarship and an artist's sensitivity to this illustrative work. The cover shows a detail from "Ascension to Heaven," a woodblock print reproduction of a rubbing from the Wu Liang shrines.
The ROM has one of the largest collections of Canadian heritage art in the world, including the premier collection of paintings and sketches by Paul Kane. This illustrated catalogue includes works from the mid-1700s to the 1930s, catalogued geographically and by artist. Brief biographies of the artists accompany their work. 2-volume boxed set, 262 pages per volume.
Combining interviews with 30 Inuit elders (from the last generation that travelled by dog team and built the nightly igloo), and drawing from historical records of arctic explorers and other keen observers, The Arctic Sky is a memorable journey through the arctic universe.