Catalogue

Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s

ROM
2011
9"x12"
120 Pages
Hard Cover
$29.99
978-0-88854-482-7

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.

I Brought the Ages Home

C. T. Currelly, Foreword by Northrop Frye

ROM
2004
6.5"x9.5"
314 Pages
Cloth
$39.95
978-0-88854-445-2

The deluxe edition of ROM founding director Charles T. Currelly's memoirs. With full-colour plates. Published on the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Museum.

Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle: Out of the Bat Cave

Written by Denise Dias
Illustrated by Tara Winterhalt

ROM
2011
9"x10"
32 Pages
Hard Cover
$19.99
978-0-88854-485-8

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.

Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation

ROM
2007
10" x 11.5"
168 Pages
Hard Cover
$24.99
978-0-88854-453-7

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.

Paul Kane /The Artist/ : Wilderness to Studio

ROM
2011
12.5"x11"
416 Pages
Cloth
$75.00
978-0-88854-480-3

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.

Maya: The Official Guide to the ROM Blockbuster Exhibition

Martha Cuevas García, and Roberto López Bravo

ROM
2011
8"x5"
72 Pages
Soft Cover
$5.00
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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.

Dead Sea Scrolls Words that Changed the World

Royal Ontario Museum

ROM
2009
8"x5"
72 Pages
Soft Cover
$5.00
978-0-88854-470-4

A record of the ROM's blockbuster exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World (June 27, 2009 to January 3, 2010). The illuminative text is accompanied by brilliant photography of the scrolls and contextual images of the Judean Desert and seascape.

Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs

ROM
2012
9"x12"
120 Pages
Hard Cover
$29.99
978-0-88854-481-0

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."

On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran

Hilary Gopnik and Mitchell S. Rothman

ROM
2011
7.5"x10.5"
400 Pages
Hard Cover
$59.99
978-0-88854-474-2

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.

The ROM Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Ontario (Second Printing 2010)

Erling Holm, Nick Mandrak,

ROM
2009
4.5"x8.5"
464 Pages
Oil and Water Repellant Cover
$29.99
978-0-88854-459-9

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).