First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization

First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization

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Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince
With Contributions from Ian Dyck, Andrea Laforet, and Eldon Yellowhorn
Foreword by Douglas Cardinal
Canadian Museum of Civilization © 2013
World Rights
180 Pages
Paper
ISBN 9781442626126
Published Oct 2013
Online discount: 35%
 $49.95    $32.47
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First Peoples of Canada offers readers a rare opportunity to experience a celebrated exhibition that has toured the world, yet has never been shown in Canada. This beautifully designed, full-colour book presents a collection of 150 archaeological and ethnographic objects produced by Canada’s First Peoples – including some that are roughly 12,000 years old – that represent spectacular expressions of creativity and ingenuity.   

Curators Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince sought out pieces held by the Canadian Museum of Civilization that could be considered “masterworks” based on their aesthetic qualities, symbolic value, or the skills and raw materials used in manufacturing them. These unique and priceless artifacts embody the rich diversity of skills and materials used by Canadian Inuit, First Nations, and Métis in both ancient and modern times.

First Peoples of Canada is full of insights not only on the pieces themselves, but also on the cultures that produced them and the geography of this vast land. Readers will come away from this book with a renewed appreciation of the lifestyles and achievements of Canada’s original inhabitants.

Jean-Luc Pilon is Curator of Ontario Archaeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.

Nicholette Prince is former Curator of Plateau Ethnology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, now working as an independent consultant.

PROSE Award Art Exhibitions awarded by the Association of American Publishers (US) - Honourable Mention in 2014