O Toronto: Paintings and Notes


Kurelek, William; James Bacque (Intro.)

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Kurelek, William; James Bacque (Intro.). O Toronto: Paintings and Notes. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: New Press, 1973. First printing, First Edition. ISBN: 9780887701986. pp. xii, 43. Oblong 4to. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Replete with lovely black and white and colour photographs, illustrations of the renowned Canadian author and illustrator’s works. Fine and housed in very good lightly rubbed dustjacket (now housed in protective mylar sleeve). Overall, very good+. “William Kurelek’s paintings of Toronto not only portray a great city, but convey a powerful and prophetic vision of modern man as cynical and sympathetic; powerful yet frightened of a few dark thunder clouds; butcher, saviour and producer. The twenty-one paintings, twenty in colour, are accompanied by an introduction by James Bacque with expansive notes to each plate by the painter.” Hardcover. (#611) $250.00