Cities - John Hartman
Cities, the driving forces behind the economic and cultural engines of a country, are very much on the minds of Canadians in the first decade of the 21st century. The paintings of John Hartman, one of Canada’s major contemporary painters, offer an artistic vision of cities as living organisms, deeply intertwined with the natural terrain of a geographic site. The book features Hartman’s city paintings, including New York, London, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Hamilton. As well as numerous colour plates, a series of black and white photographs show his studio process, working with watercolours, pastels and oils.
With texts by Dennis Reid, Noah Richler and Stuart Reid. Design by Barr Gilmore. Winner of 2007 OAAG Award for Best Book Design
Published by Altitude, Canmore, Alberta, 2006
Hardcover: 26.9 x 26.2 x 1.8 cm; 40 colour plates