From the Hand of Man: Ornamented Tools from the Montague Tool Museum

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Article by Larry Thompson

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esign is implicit in the making of objects, and it originates with our hands. We are born with these essential, primary tools that shape not just the world around us, but our species, too. With jointed fingers and opposable thumbs, human beings have been able to create everything from simple clay pots to iPads. …

The Beauty of the Thing: The Chapel of Sainte-Cécile in the Village of Calixa-Lavallée

Chapelle de Sainte-Cécile

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Article by Jacques et Nicolas Boulerice

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eaning on his shovel in silence, a man called Pierre Moussard stands in the snow. In the madness and folly of the world, he dreams of creating his own historic “folly,” but of a very
different kind. His intention is to build a perfect Quebec chapel: perfect dimensions, perfect curves, perfectly set …

Bank Note Iconography and the Ornaments of Commerce

Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 and $20

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Article by Don McLean

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ver the course of the next few years, Canadian paper currency will be changing to Canadian plastic currency as the Royal Canadian Mint introduces the next generation of money, printed on plastic laminar. The change will bring two benefits: an increased lifespan for the notes, and increased security to prevent forgery. The graphics on …

Gilles Beaugrand, De Ferronnier à Orfèvre

Appuie-livres

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Article by Paul Bourassa

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illes Beaugrand (Montréal, 1906 – Laval, 2005) est diplômé de l’École des beaux-arts de Montréal, en 1928. Boursier de la Province, il étudie la ferronnerie d’art durant trois ans en France. Il passe la première année à l’atelier d’Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) qui comportait plus de 300 employés, dont une cinquantaine d’élèves apprentis, la deuxième …

Le Beau Dans La Vie Des Habitants De La Nouvelle-France

Parement d'autel dit de l'éducation de la Vierge par sainte Anne

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Article by Jean-Pierre Hardy

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‘essentiel des écrits sur l’art en Nouvelle-France laisse à penser que le beau est l’apanage des plus fortunés seulement. De fait, la plupart des objets qui ont traversé les âges et que l’on a qualifiés d’art ancien par la suite, appartenaient à des membres de l’élite. Sans doute est-ce pour cette raison que l’on …