New acquisitions - publications: Highlights

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Annie Pootoogook : cutting ice / Nancy Campbell = Ini Putugu : tukisitittisimavuq takusinnggittunik / Naansi Kaampu © Goose Lane Editions


Below is a selection of publications that we have recently received mostly through the Legal Deposit program.

It includes books, sheet music, sound recordings, documentaries, films, audiovisual recordings, journals and other serials, and theses in analogue and digital format.

Since April 2017, 24,109 new titles and 82,327 serial issues were received under legal deposit. A total of 215 gifts were also acquired. Materials include both analogue and digital formats.


Spring 2018

A history of children's books in 100 books. Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, c2017.

(AMICUS 45107799) The book describes the evolution of children's books throughout the centuries. Long before paper, there was the oral tradition: tales, lullabies, and all the imaginative and creative stories. Although we are currently in the digital age, the visual and the fantastic are still essential.

Annie Pootoogook: cutting ice = Ini Putugu: tukisitittisimavuq takusinnggittunik. Nancy Campbell. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane Editions, c2017.

(AMICUS 45269056 ) This book is about the famous works of Annie Pootoogook, an avant‑garde Inuit artist and recipient of the Sobey Art Award in 2006. Some of her works are part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The book is in Inuktut and English. 

Carving home: the Chedoke Collection of Inuit Art. Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, c2017.

(AMICUS 45261638)

This is the exhibition catalogue for artwork by Inuit patients with tuberculosis, who were treated at the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium in the 1950s and 1960s. The catalogue also contains a list of the artists, titles of their works, and materials used.

Paving the way: Technology and the future of the automated vehicle. Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, Ottawa, Ontario. Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, c2018.

(AMICUS 45285948) Beginning with an overview of automated vehicles and their social, economic and environmental implications, the report makes recommendations for Canada to prepare for the inevitable arrival of self-driving technology on our roads.

The good lands: Canada through the eyes of artists. Laura Brandon, Victoria Dickenson, Patricia Grattan, Laurier Lacroix, Gerald McMaster, Naomi Fontaine, Lee Maracle; foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair. Vancouver, Berkeley, London: Figure 1 Publishing, c2017.

(AMICUS 45268943)

Many Canadian artists have been able to brilliantly depict the multitude of landscapes in our country from coast to coast to coast. Also available in French, this book offers a sample of these notable works.

Une histoire des effets spéciaux au Québec. Eric Falardeau. Québec: Éditions Somme Toute, c2017.

(AMICUS 45280012)

Quebec creators have left their mark on the movies through special effects in such films as Jurassic Park and Avatar. Discover who they are, and learn more about makeup artists. This fascinating, historic book will also reveal the digital prowess of Quebec, and much more!

Vivre ensemble à Montréal : entre conflits et convivialités. Annick Germain, Valérie Amiraux, Julie-Anne Boudreau. Montréal: Atelier 10, c2017.

(AMICUS 45268769)

Prepared in celebration of the 375th anniversary of the City of Montréal, this collective work brings together texts about Montréal’s diversity (religion, gender, language, origin, etc.), grouped into broad categories: socializing, belonging and organizing to live together better.

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