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Online resource: Online Art Books from Art Canada Institute

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · General Posts

The Art Institute of Canada has launched an exciting new digital media initiative: Online Art Books!

With the Canadian Online Art Book Project, the Art Institute of Canada will be releasing 6-12 digital art books every year. Subjects include iconic Canadian artists as well as key themes, people, and topics in Canadian visual culture.

The best part is that access to this beautiful art resource is free and online!

Art Can Institute

The  Art Canada Institute is based out of Massey College at the University of Toronto. They are a registered Canadian charity and non-profit research organization whose mandate is to provide authoritative and accessible information on Canadian art history.

While you are waiting to for the forthcoming books, why not pop over to another online resource: OCAD U Library’s Artists as Writers index

artists as writersKurelek AWCFind the artist pages to browse biographies &  bibliographies for Paul-Emile Borduas, Emily Carr, Paul Kane and more!

Learn about the various writing genres that visual artists have engaged in from fiction and poetry to travel narratives and history.

Written works can give us insight into an artist’s inspirations, thoughts, influences, and processes.

And of course, OCAD U Library has a great selection of books pertaining to Canadian art, sculpture, painting, and art history.

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