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Glorious & Free: The Canadians

Category: Book
By (author): Bozak, Kim
By (author): Field-Marsham, Rita
Foreword By: Martel, Yann
Illustrated By: Viva, Frank
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Lifestyles
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: July 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 11.00in x 8.00in
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From The Publisher*

In their book Glorious & Free, authors and creative directors Kim Bozak and Rita Field-Marsham are redefining how Canadians see themselves by shining a light on thirty-three daring individuals who, through the way they lead their lives, are revealing the most beautiful thing about this country: that here individuals are free to be whoever they dream themselves to be so long as they are courageous enough to embrace it. And when each one of us is free to live to the fullest expression of ourselves, the result is an intricately beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

Glorious & Free is a masterpiece of collaboration between leading creative industry professionals, including Joanne Ratajczak (Photographer), Siavash Khasha (Designer), Rosemary Shipton (Executive Editor), Chris Frey (Editor and Writer), Jason McBride (Writer), Linda Besner (Writer), Megan Cuff (Project Manager), and Sarah Angel (Consulting Editor).

Told through a series of intimate interviews and photographs, and featuring original illustrations by the legendary Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspirational, artistic and enduring vehicle to celebrate this new Canadian identity. It's a timely and more fulfilling image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow.

Spotlighted in the book are the following glorious Canadians:Mustafa AhmedCameron BaileyCazhhmere BlancheNathalie BondilEd BurtynskyZita CobbAndre De GrasseWill GaddBruno GuévremontKate HarrisAlexa Hatanaka and Patrick ThompsonAlex JosephsonRoxanne JoyalMosha Lundström HalbertJesse McCleerySteve MooreByron and Dexter PeartCrystal PiteBruce Poon TipMaria QamarAurelié RivardCoco RochaMatthew RomeoDaniel Saks and Nicholas DesmaraisAngela StrangeScotty Sussman aka That Girl SussiIlya SutskeverTanya TaylorStéphane TétreaultMadeleine Thien and Rawi HageLiane ThomasZeke ThurstonKatherena Vermette

From The Publisher*

We are more than just landscapes, polar bears, Mounties, and canoes. More than just "thank yous," "sorrys," hot prime ministers, and donut shops. We are also tattoo artists who have discovered the secret to cheating death. Designers hell bent on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Super soldiers who take live vests off suicide bombers. Free thinkers who refuse to be tamed. We are global-village visionaries, world record setters, ambassadors of the imagination, and conquerors of the Rockies.  We are Canadian. We are whoever we dream ourselves to be. Meet the glorious and free.

Biographical NoteRita is a Dutch-Kenyan new Canadian and former prosecutor and public defender in Kenya. After moving to Toronto in 2004, she founded Kenya's first turnkey school library model and has now built twenty-seven libraries. She is currently in the process of drafting new legislation with the Kenya Law Reform Commission to ensure that all school-aged children have access to libraries and the knowledge they need to shape their future.Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kim is active in numerous art and social causes. A former co-chair of the Canadian Art Foundation, she currently serves on the board of the National Arts Centre and is also a member of the Sotheby's Advisory Board. Kim was also part of the group that helped bring Volt Hockey-a version of the sport that enables kids with physical disabilities to play by using a specially designed chair-to Canada.

Frank Viva is managing director and founding partner of Viva & CO., an independent branding and design agency that has created award-winning work for companies such as Le Creuset, MoMA, and Butterfield & Robinson. He is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker magazine and his first book, Along a Long Road, was a bestseller and a New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book selection. His fourth book, Young Frank, Architect, was the first picture book ever created for The Museum of Modern Art's publications department and was translated into seven languages. He lives in Toronto with his family.