Mount Assiniboine

Images in Art

By (author): Jane Lytton Gooch
ISBN 9781894765978
Softcover | Publication Date: December 3, 2007
Book Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in
152 Pages
$24.95 CAD

About the Book

A century of landscape art inspired by the Mount Assiniboine area of the Canadian Rockies from 1899 to 2006.

Jane Lytton Gooch’s Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art is a stunning collection of 42 colour plates, only seven of which have been previously published. They represent a wide variety of styles and media from 23 artists, including:

  • A.P. Coleman
  • Carl Rungius
  • James Simpson
  • Belmore Browne
  • Barbara and A.C. Leighton
  • Catharine and Peter Whyte
  • W.J. Phillips
  • A.Y. Jackson

Colour plates are divided into three sections: approaching Assiniboine from the northwest; east of Assiniboine; and Mount Assiniboine itself. Each section is introduced with a black-and-white archival photograph and a quotation. In addition, four black-and-white archival photographs, along with five colour reproductions of Mary Vaux Walcott’s stunning watercolours of wildflowers sketched in the Assiniboine area, complement Gooch’s introduction.

Gooch also discusses the history of exploration of the region, early ascents of Mount Assiniboine , the development of tourism and the significant artistic activity this majestic peak has inspired.

About the Author(s)

Jane Lytton Gooch has a doctorate in Renaissance Drama from the University of Toronto, and for years she taught in the English Department at the University of British Columbia. Jane’s book on the art of Mount Robson is the fourth in a group that includes Artists of the Rockies: Inspiration of Lake O’Hara (The Rockies Network and Alpine Club of Canada, 2003), Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art (RMB, 2007) and Bow Lake: Wellspring of Art (RMB, 2010). Jane lives in Vancouver, BC.

Robert William Sandford is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health. He is the co-author of the UN’s Water in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water. He is also the author of some 30 books on the history, heritage, and landscape of the Canadian Rockies, including Water, Weather and the Mountain West, Restoring the Flow: Confronting the World's Water Woes, Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most, Cold Matters: The State and Fate of Canada’s Fresh Water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada, Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World, North America in the Anthropocene, Our Vanishing Glaciers: The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West, The Weekender Effect: Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns – Updated Edition, and The Weekender Effect II: Fallout. He is also a co-author of The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer, The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World, and The Hard Work of Hope: Climate Change in the Age of Trump. Robert lives in Canmore, Alberta.