Sculpture in Canada: A History

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
About this Work 

Found in public spaces and parks, art galleries and university buildings, along riverbanks as well as in city squares, private gardens and even underwater, Canadian sculpture encompasses a range of materials and styles from traditional bone and bronze to postmodern multimedia installations. As this book demonstrates, artistic intentions among the nation's sculptors, whether political, social, theoretical or aesthetic, are as diverse as Canada itself.

Douglas & McIntryre
Jurors' Citation 

A remarkable journey through creativity from ancient pre-contact to contemporary experiments, this is a definitive study of sculpture in our shared land, a monument in and of itself.

Dr. Maria Tippett

Dr. Maria Tippett is the author of more than a dozen books on art and cultural history, including Emily Carr: A Biography, which won the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction in 1979, and Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture (Harbour Publishing, 2015), which was a finalist for both the 2016 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the 2016 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize. She has taught in BC at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design; in Ontario at York University; and in England at Cambridge University where she was a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College and member of the Faculty of History. She lives on Pender Island, BC, with her husband, the historian Peter Clarke. Her most recent book is Sculpture in Canada: A History (Douglas & McIntyre, 2017).