In the Ward: His Urban Poetry and Paintings by Lawren Harris (edited by) Gregory Betts

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Bringing to life a snapshot of early North American urbanization, Lawren Harris’ modernist poetry and urban paintings are featured together for the first time in this unique historical journey. Including previously unpublished poems, this compendium offers a new view of his artistic period preceding the Group of Seven and presents an exciting window into Canadian urban space at the turn of the century. The juxtaposed poetry and paintings compliment each other to provide a unique view into the artistic workings as Harris confronted Toronto's cold underbelly—searching for a metaphor for the poverty that he encountered in the Ward's world.

Exile Editions, 2007.
ISBN: 9781550960631. 95 pp.
Softcover. Fine.