Featuring a wide range of stunning exhibition catalogues, art books, novels, and more, the Shop at AGH Online is our favourite stop for our next great read! Read on to discover some of our staff picks.
Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator
Crafting a fascinating collection of essays detailing the intense love affairs between artworks and the curators under their spell, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts curator Rosalind M. Pepall flings back the curation curtain! Read quickly and discuss this book at next week’s edition of AGH Reads.
The Perfect Archive
An Orwellian tale written entirely in verse, The Perfect Archive interrogates the role of the archivist and the nature of archival work at its core. A regular presence at AGH public programs, Paul Lisson is a local poet and co-editor of Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine, who recently kicked off April’s National Poetry Month at one of our Free Thursday events.
AGH Succession Catalogues
A series of catalogues published in conjunction with their respective AGH exhibitions, the Succession series features instalments by talented local artists Abedar Kamgari and Stephanie Vegh, as well as renowned Indigenous artists Shelley Niro and Norval Morrisseau.
Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947-1962
The official catalogue for last year’s popular exhibition, this fully-illustrated publication features essays by curator James King and a preface by Snow himself. Dive deep into the Canadian icon’s formative years and learn all about the transformative works that laid the blueprint for his widely-acclaimed career.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kim Adams’s fan-favourite Bruegel-Bosch Bus, a constantly evolving work with plenty of stories to tell. Published back in 2002, this catalogue documents two of the Canadian artist’s major exhibitions, including the Bus’s trip to Oakville Galleries.
THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics
Surveying the work of 47 Canadian comic artists, THIS IS SERIOUS graced our walls with an incredible breadth of comic talent throughout much of 2019. In this exhibition catalogue, revisit these works and read fascinating insights from co-curators and co-editors Joe Ollmann and Alana Traficante.
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
Centered around never-before-published archival photographs of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, Willow Cree writer and journalist Paul Seesequasis’s Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun offers an invaluable historical record and a meaningful act of reclamation.
The Louvre: The History, The Collections, The Architecture
As we await our next trips to Paris, this in-depth exploration provides the perfect substitute to experience the famous museum’s majestic halls, grand galleries, and stunning artworks!
Looking at Mindfulness Through Art
Achieve mindfulness and practice meditation while looking at the world’s greatest works of art! Moving beyond the art on the page, French psychiatrist and author Christopher André encourages readers to consider their surroundings in achieving inner well-being.
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