Emphasizing the ways in which social, ecomic, and political conditions determine representation, Marylin McKay moves beyond canical images and traditional nationalistic interpretations by analyzing Canadian landscape art in relation to different concepts of territory. Taking an expansive and inclusive perspective on Canadian landscape art, McKay depicts this tradition in all its diversity and draws it into the larger body of Western landscape art, broadening the horizon of future study, appreciation, and criticism. Richly illustrated and filled with sophisticated and invative commentary, Picturing the Land provides new and distinct histories of the landscape art of French and English Canada.
Marylin J. McKay is a professor of art history at NSCAD University and the author of A National Soul: Canadian Mural Painting, 1860s-1930s.
Marylin J. McKay
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date of Publication
Fine Arts / Art History
McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History