The Native Trees of Canada

The Native Trees of Canada A bold reinterpretation of a century old bookWhile shopping in the used book store the Monkey s Paw in Toronto Leanne Shapton happened upon a edition of the government reference book The Native

  • Title: The Native Trees of Canada
  • Author: Leanne Shapton
  • ISBN: 9781770460324
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • A bold reinterpretation of a century old bookWhile shopping in the used book store the Monkey s Paw in Toronto, Leanne Shapton happened upon a 1956 edition of the government reference book The Native Trees of Canada, originally published in 1917 by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Most people might simply view the book as a dry catalogingA bold reinterpretation of a century old bookWhile shopping in the used book store the Monkey s Paw in Toronto, Leanne Shapton happened upon a 1956 edition of the government reference book The Native Trees of Canada, originally published in 1917 by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Most people might simply view the book as a dry cataloging of a banal subject Shapton, however, saw beauty in the technical details and was inspired to create her own interpretation of The Native Trees of Canada.Shapton distills each image into its simplest form, using vivid colors in lush ink and house paint She takes the otherwise complex objects of trees, pinecones, and seeds and strips them down into bold, almost abstract shapes and colors the water birch is represented as two pulsating red bulbs contrasted against a gray backdrop the eastern white pine is represented by a close up of its cone against a radiant summer sky.The author of Was She Pretty and Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, Shapton puts forth yet another entirely new facet of her creative artistry.

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    About "Leanne Shapton"

    1. Leanne Shapton

      Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City She is the co founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of JL Books, an internationally distributed not for profit imprint specializing in art and photography books Shapton grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and attended McGill Univesity and Pratt Institute After interning at SNL, Harper s Magazine and for illustator James McMullan, she began her career at the National Post where she edited and art directed the daily Avenue page, an award winning double page feature covering news and cultural trends She went on to art direct Saturday Night, the National Post s weekly news magazine In 2003, Shapton published her first book of drawings, titled Toronto From 2006 to 2008 Shapton contributed a regular travel column to Elle magazine, consisting of writing, photography and illustration From 2008 to 2009, Shapton was the art director of The New York Times Op Ed page Leanne Shapton published Was She Pretty in November 2008 and Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, in February 2009, with Sarah Crichton Books Farrar, Straus Giroux She published The Native Trees of Canada with Drawn Quarterly in November 2010 Shapton recently contributed a regular column to T The New York Times Style Magazine s blog The Moment In 2011 She posted an illustrated series titled A Month Of to The New York Times opinion page website.Currently Shapton contributes a food and culture column to Flare Magazine In 2012 Shapton published Swimming Studies with Blue Rider Press It won the 2012 National Book Critic s Circle Award for autobiography, and was long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012 Sunday Night Movies, a book of paintings from movies, is forthcoming from Drawn Quarterly, fall 2013 Shapton is currently working on Women In Clothes, a collaboration with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits, about how women dress, with Blue Rider Press Source Leanne Shapton Bio.

    964 thoughts on “The Native Trees of Canada”

    1. The paintings in this book range from very abstract to recognizable (if not field guide worthy). The colors alone make it worth flipping through, and if you're lucky, you may discover that you like it for even more than that.


    2. She is definitely heading my list of people I would most like to thrift shop with. Sadly this was not my favourite of her books, not by a long mile, but because it is her - and look at the cover, Come on, the cover - I liked it plenty.




    3. I saw a review in the New York Times (Oct.31, 2010) and tore it out. There are color illustrations - and favorite quotes about trees. This is wonderful. I look forward to reading this book.


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