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The Resource David Alexander : the shape of place, edited by Liz Wylie, (electronic resource)

David Alexander : the shape of place, edited by Liz Wylie, (electronic resource)

Label
David Alexander : the shape of place
Title
David Alexander
Title remainder
the shape of place
Statement of responsibility
edited by Liz Wylie
Title variation
Shape of place
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation:
  • Annotation:
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
759.11
LC call number
ND249.A425
LC item number
D38 2012
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  • Wylie, Liz
  • Kelowna Art Gallery
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  • Alexander, David
  • Painting, Canadian
  • Landscape painting, Canadian
  • Alexander, David
  • Alexander, David
  • Peinture de paysages canadienne
  • Peinture canadienne
  • Landscape painting, Canadian
  • Painting, Canadian
Summary expansion
  • It can be easy to consider landscape painting as cliché, an art form whose time has passed. David Alexander's vibrant, large-scale works show the wonder and possibility that remain undiminished in paintings of the natural environment and breathe new life into the landscape tradition. Gathering together six essays on Alexander, this book provides insight into Alexander's inspiration, creative drive, and the unique engagement with nature that has led him to seek out and paint remote locales across Canada and as far away as Greenland, Iceland, New Mexico, and Argentina. Award-winning writer Sharon Butala contributes an extended meditation on her first encounter with the artist and his work. An interview with Robert Enright reveals Alexander's engagement with tradition, and texts by the late Gilbert Bouchard, Ihor Holubizky, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, and Liz Wylie, present a variety of insights into understanding and appreciating his art. A detailed chronology of Alexander's career is included. Reproductions of his major works appear throughout and the essays are illustrated with preliminary paintings and working sketches, conveying insight into his creative process. A valuable discovery for those interested in nature and its artistic renderings, Alexander's art is about conveying an immersion in the landscape. This book allows a similar presence within his lushly painted landscapes, imparting an intimate understanding of his art
  • It can be easy to consider landscape painting as cliché, an art form whose time has passed. David Alexander's vibrant, large-scale works show the wonder and possibility that remain undiminished in paintings of the natural environment and breathe new life into the landscape tradition.Gathering together six essays on Alexander, this book provides insight into Alexander's inspiration, creative drive, and the unique engagement with nature that has led him to seek out and paint remote locales across Canada and as far away as Greenland, Iceland, New Mexico, and Argentina. Award-winning writer Sharon Butala contributes an extended meditation on her first encounter with the artist and his work. An interview with Robert Enright reveals Alexander's engagement with tradition, and texts by the late Gilbert Bouchard, Ihor Holubizky, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, and Liz Wylie, present a variety of insights into understanding and appreciating his art. A detailed chronology of Alexander's career is included. Reproductions of his major works appear throughout and the essays are illustrated with preliminary paintings and working sketches, conveying insight into his creative process.A valuable discovery for those interested in nature and its artistic renderings, Alexander's art is about conveying an immersion in the landscape. This book allows a similar presence within his lushly painted landscapes, imparting an intimate understanding of his art
Label
David Alexander : the shape of place, edited by Liz Wylie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published for the Kelowna Art Gallery by McGill-Queen's University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • An "other" Iceland: musings on the Alexander landscape
  • Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson
  • The marvel and the menace: David Alexander talks about landscape
  • Robert Enright
  • Introduction: the landscape is the evidence
  • Liz Wylie
  • Landscape, nature: David Alexander
  • Sharon Butala
  • David Alexander, and being surrounded by things we have not made
  • Ihor Holubizky
  • A land of water
  • Gilbert Bouchard
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000802189
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773540354
Lccn
2014498968
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000802189
Label
David Alexander : the shape of place, edited by Liz Wylie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Published for the Kelowna Art Gallery by McGill-Queen's University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • An "other" Iceland: musings on the Alexander landscape
  • Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson
  • The marvel and the menace: David Alexander talks about landscape
  • Robert Enright
  • Introduction: the landscape is the evidence
  • Liz Wylie
  • Landscape, nature: David Alexander
  • Sharon Butala
  • David Alexander, and being surrounded by things we have not made
  • Ihor Holubizky
  • A land of water
  • Gilbert Bouchard
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000802189
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773540354
Lccn
2014498968
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000802189

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