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 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.
Curator emeritus and archaeologist Peter Storck brings to life the vanished world of Ontario's earliest peoples. A compelling story, powerfully told.
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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.
A detailed, multidisciplinary report on a large Early Paleo-Indian site in the Georgian Bay region. The site produced 1500 artifacts, including 156 fluted points and over 30,000 pieces of debitage, all Parkhill Complex.
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Also includes Maps, Sections, Plans, Elevations
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.