Design in Canada e-book

The award-winning book, Design in Canada by Cora Golden and Rachel Gotlieb, is now available as an e-book through Golden’s new enterprise, Golden Originally published in 2001 by Knopf Canada, the hardcover and softcover versions of the book quickly sold out and became sought-after collector’s editions.

Design in Canada is a 50-year retrospective (1950 to 2000) of Canadian-designed objects for the home (furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, and more) and is a must for any would-be collector of Canuck design. Sample text and images are available for review through iTunes; originally priced at $75 for the hardcover edition, the e-book retails for $19.99.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Barbara Says:

    Thanks Chris! About 10 years ago, I saw a copy of this book. I’d since forgotten the title/authors and I’ve been searching for it as I recall that my parents’ dining table, which I now have, is featured in the book. I’m about to get my e-copy.

  2. West Coast Modern Says:

    This book is a great resource for learning about Canadian design even if you don’t collect it. It’s nice to see the book available at such an accessible price, thanks for posting. Your local library may also have a copy – I believe that’s where I first saw it.

  3. gayle Says:

    Good morning CHRIS you have been missed. Great piece of information it really makes one wonder if you want a coffee table book or an e one?
    Gayle of sure would save space ;)

  4. Gus Says:

    It’s pretty easy to find used copies on-line, of the paperback version, for no more than a few bucks.

  5. Cora Says:

    Hi Gus, it’s also pretty easy to see used copies online costing over $100. More typically, softcovers typically sell in the $15 to $25 range and hardcovers in the $35 to $50 range (none of which goes to the authors). Just FYI, authors in Canada creating content based on ‘original research’ do it as a ‘labour of love’. That is, they don’t make any money. Cora

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