Celebrating forty years on the Main Street
of Erin Village, Wellington County
ART & ARTISTS
The Porcupine's Quill publishes a variety of titles focused on the visual arts. This includes a selection of biography and memoir by and about iconic artists like Christopher Pratt and P. K. Page and critical volumes on the role and artistic practice of artists like James Reaney and Jack Chambers. Our list also features a unique focus on wood engravings by such artists as George A. Walker, Gerard Brender à Brandis and more.
Biography and Memoir
Thoughts on Driving to Venus documents the thoughts, memories and impressions of Canadian artist Christopher Pratt as he drives across Newfoundland in search of inspiration.
Theory and Criticism
With rich biographical detail and extensive reference to Irwin’s lyrical life writing, The Art of P. K. Irwin takes readers along on the artist’s journey toward her own aesthetic, one in which "place was her most potent muse, and exile her most fertile state."
Smart’s analysis of the Palookaville story unfolds tantalizing clues into the artist’s construction of identity, but more, it reveals art’s ability to make sense of life, the passage of time, and perhaps even our own humanity.
Drawings and Sketches
Tony Urquhart and Michael Phillips
‘The commentaries, or rightly so, "captions", are as imaginative, absurd, humourous and surreal as some of the drawings, prints and sculptures that grace the pages of this finely produced volume.’
—Ralph MacKay, chumleyandpepys.blogspot.com
For more books featuring wood engravings, visit the Wordless Novels.
George A. Walker
‘Master engraver George A. Walker presents Trudeau: La Vie en Rose, a compendium of engravings celebrating the life of one of Canada’s most well-known politicians: Pierre Elliott Trudeau.’
Other art books by this artist can be found here »
The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.