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."
This book opens a window on parts of the living world that are close to all people, but recognized by very few. Set in the context of new concepts for the Kingdoms of Life, the book encourages curious observers to look at common plants, invertebrate animals, fungi, algae, and bacteria in north-eastern North America, and to recognize some of their biological and historical connections. These connections flow from examples identified on the author's old farm in eastern Ontario, and support the theme of this book-common things reveal much about the way the world works. Profusely illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a book to enhance understanding of the natural world.
Nestled in the forest steppes of what is now Ukraine, the Neolithic-Bronze Age culture known as Trypilia built the largest settlements in Old Europe, some with an estimated population of 10,000 to 15,000 people. The Trypilians were pre-eminent as ceramicists, their creations ranging from amphorae to plates, bowls, spoons, jewelry, models of houses, and figurines of women. It is believed that the culture's many ceramic female figurines are linked to an agrarian cult of fertility. This full-colour publication coincides with the ROM exhibition of the same name (November 29, 2008 - March 22, 2009).
This unprecedented view of one of the world's most dynamic cities examines Shanghai as a laboratory for 21st-century urban creation. Leading architects and fashion designers provide an insider's view of the high-speed, high-density, high-rise culture that is rapidly emerging in China's largest city. An adventurous mix of architectural models and digital simulations; designer fashion apparel, drawings and runway videos; and paintings, photo-works and video installations by the city's leading contemporary artists.
The R.W. Large collection of Norhtwest Coast Native art in the Royal Ontario Museum
Seventy Exquisite paperweights, mostly French and American, are showcased in this superbly photographed full-colour catalogue to the ROM exhibition of the same name (April 28, 2007-Winter 2008). Authoritative text by the ROM assistant curator Brian Musselwhite illuminates the history of this miniature art form and it's rich varied expressions in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum.
The architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum, from the original brick ROM of 1914 through the great stone building of 1933, and later additions in 1968 and 1984, to the iconic Daniel-Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal of 2007. Includes more than 200 archival and full-colour photographs and 8-page foldout.
When it comes to dinosaurs, Canada had lots of them! In this spectacular new book, vivid illustrations and ROM specimens evoke the amazing creatures that made the earth in Canada tremble millions of years ago. For all ages.
Finalist, Silver Birch Express Award, 2009
More than 70 artifacts from 50 collections across Canada are featured in this companion volume to the ROM exhibition Canada Collects. Treasures include a Hudson's Bay Company map from 1709, Quebec master carver Louis Jobin's self portrait (Louis, 1867), the original manuscript for L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Lawren Harris' Mt. Lefroy, a wind tunnel model and landing gear from an Avro Arrow, Bill Reid's Bear, Killerwhale, and Eagle gold box, Inuit artist John Tiktak's Heads Emerging from Stone, and Pierre Trudeau's birchbark canoe. Included as well are international masterpieces in Canadian collections such as Constantin Brancusi's The Kiss.
A beautiful and authoritative full-colour field guide to all species of freshwater fish found in Ontario. The newest volume in the best-selling ROM series. Sequel to The ROM Field Guide to Birds of Ontario by Janice Hughes (35,000+ copies sold since 2001); The ROM Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario by Ross MacCulloch (7,000+ copies sold since 2002); and The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario by Tim Dickinson, Deborah Metsger, Jenny Bull, and Richard Dickinson (9,000+ copies sold since 2004).