Documents in Canadian Art is the only book of its kind, a compilation of pivotal writings throwing light on the evolution of painting and sculpture in Canada over the past 180 years. For the benefit of the student as well as the general reader it brings together in convenient form many manifestos, key reviews, and seminal articles which are textual evidence of Canadian art's long development and rich history. Quebec folk art, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, the Group of Seven, the Canadian Group of Painters, the revival of native and Inuit art, the Automatistes, Painters Eleven: these are some of the groups, schools, institutions and events covered.
Comprehensive; it includes materials that represent the concerns of the art historian, the critic, the lay observer, and the artist. Dennis Reid, Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Art Gallery of Ontario