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The Resource Higher states : Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries, Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens

Higher states : Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries, Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens

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Higher states : Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries
Title
Higher states
Title remainder
Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lawren S. Harris is best known for his iconic landscape paintings that declare a sense of cool Canadian resilience. Yet, in the 1920s, an audacious and more colourful interior world began to emerge in his work, and by 1934, he had taken a seemingly unexpected turn toward a transnational career in abstract painting. The social, intellectual, and aesthetic milieu of American transcendentalism shaped a movement of abstract art across North America. Inspired by the ideas of Kandinsky and informed by the writings of Emerson and Whitman, Harris and his North American contemporaries - Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Katherine Dreier, Raymond Jonson - turned to abstraction to express higher states of consciousness. As Harris's career progressed, as he ascended from mountain tops to inner states of mind, he sought greater and more ethereal spiritual heights. This magnificent volume features reproductions of more than 75 paintings by Harris and his contemporaries. Essays by Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens investigate Lawren Harris's exploration of modernity and the evolution of his work towards a form of abstraction that enthusiastically embraced the energies of the ambient visual culture."--
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Provided by publisher
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CaOONL
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Nasgaard, Roald
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1885-1970
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Owens, Gwendolyn
  • Harris, Lawren
  • Glenbow Museum
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
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  • Harris, Lawren
  • Painting, Abstract
  • Painting, American
Target audience
general
Label
Higher states : Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries, Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens
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Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of a travelling exhibition held at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario) and the Glenbow Museum (Calgary Alberta)
  • Co-published by: McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780864929655
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01247745
Label
Higher states : Lawren Harris and his American contemporaries, Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens
Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of a travelling exhibition held at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario) and the Glenbow Museum (Calgary Alberta)
  • Co-published by: McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780864929655
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01247745

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