The State of the Arts
Living with Culture in Toronto
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State of the Arts by Alana Wilcox
Book DescriptionCity Hall proclaimed 2006 the Year of Creativity. 'Live With Culture' banners flap over the city. And across the city, donors are ponying up millions for the ROM and the AGO. Culture's never had it so good. Right? The State of the Arts explores the Toronto arts scene from every angle, applauding, assailing and arguing about art in our fair burg. The essays consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the Opera House and the CNE to the subconscious art of graffiti eradication and underground hip-hop. In between, you'll find considerations art in the suburbs, how business uses art to sell condos, questions of infrastructure, an examination of Toronto on film and a history of micro press publishing. You'll read about the fine line between party and art, the trials of being a capitalist in a sea of left-wing artists, the power of the internet to create arts communities and a plea for spaces that cater to musicians and their kids. Throughout, you'll find equal doses of optimism and frustration, and a good measure of T.O. love. Taken together, the thoughts of these writers, thinkers, musicians and city-builders aim to create an honest survey of where we're at and where we can go.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552451786
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Alana Wilcox
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Local Motion presents an in-depth analysis of civic engagement in Canada's largest metropolis.
Edible City, Paperback (December 2005)
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GreenTOpia, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Alana Wilcox
When asked for immodest proposals for greening their cities, Torontonians came up with solutions both wild and workable, from hydrogen-fueled cabs to retrofitting suburban slab apartments. They offer brazen perspectives and arrive at ingenious solutions to the problems plaguing modern cities.
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