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In Good Hands: The Women of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild

McLeod, Ellen Easton

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ISBN 10: 0886293561 / ISBN 13: 9780886293567
Editorial: Carleton, 1999
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text contains minor marks . Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; Canada; History. ISBN: 0886293561. ISBN/EAN: 9780886293567. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24722. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. N° de ref. de la librería 24722

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Título: In Good Hands: The Women of the Canadian ...

Editorial: Carleton

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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The Canadian Handicrafts Guild broadened the definition of art and the artist in Canada. Linking decorative arts with home arts and handicrafts, the Guild consistently showed them together at annual exhibitions at the art gallery in Montreal and formed a permanent collection documenting old and contemporary crafts. The Guild women combined creativity and philanthropy, voluntarism and an entrepreneurial spirit, education and concern with quality, in a movement that provided income and recognition to craftspeople and a craft legacy to Canada. In Good Hands is alive with the interplay between art and social history, and the issues this dialogue raised at the time and those we bring to it now constantly overlap. It deals with noblesse oblige and the era's patronizing attitude to cultural difference, but shows how the Guild consciously fostered an inclusive national feeling by exhibiting and selling crafts of all Canadians on an equal footing. It also draws a much broader perspective of women's roles in shaping our culture than has been the norm in Canadian art history.

About the Author:

McLeod has her MA in Canadian art history from Carleton University.

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