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.
Discover the genius of Josiah Wedgwood I (1730-1795), whose diverse, high-end products and business practices revolutionized the English ceramics industry in the 18th century. The ROM's outstanding collection of Wedgwood includes pieces of "Queen's Ware" from the table of Catherine the Great, copies of the famed "Portland vase," a black basalt relief weighing more than 800 pounds, as well as exquisite cameo medallions and jewellery. Published on the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood company.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.