Also of note is the inclusion of Canadian Online Art Books, a new digital venture launched in November by the Art Canada Institute, a non-profit organization based out of the University of Toronto’s Massey College, and David Stouck’s Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life, which is also nominated for the RBC Taylor Prize.
The 11 nominees are as follows:
- Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life, David Stouck (Douglas & McIntyre)
- Artists, Architects & Artisans: Canadian Art 1890″“1918, Charles Hill, Andrea Kunard, Laurier Lacroix, Geoffrey Simmins, Rosiland Pepall, Christine Boyanoski, and Bruce Russell (National Gallery of Canada)
- Canadian Online Art Books, Art Canada Institute
- First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince (University of Toronto Press)
- John C. Parkin, Archives, and Photography, Linda Fraser, Michael McMordie, and Geoffrey Simmins, eds. (University of Calgary Press)
- Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy, Ann Davis, Elizabeth Herbert, Jennifer Salahub, and Christine Sowiak, eds. (University of Calgary Press)
- Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Jennifer Kramer, and Ki-ke-in, eds. (University of British Columbia Press)
- The Official Picture: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division and the Image of Canada, 1941″“1971, Carol Payne (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
- On Architecture: Melvin Charney, a Critical Anthology, Melvin Charney; Louis Martin, ed. (MQUP)
- Paul-Ã‰mile Borduas: A Critical Biography, FranÃ§ois-Marc Gagnon; Peter Feldstein, trans. (MQUP)
- The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie, Eric Lewis (MQUP)
The winner, selected by a jury of three Canadian art professionals, will be announced in May at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington, D.C.