A 500 page, historical and critical review of plastic arts (arts plastiques) in Québec since 1940 – covering: painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts and other processes and techniques. Written by celebrated writer and professor Guy Robert (who also handled the layout of this book), this title covers 550 artists who provide access to 825 (mostly unpublished): illustrations, reproductions of works of art and various photographic documents.
Guy Robert founded the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montréal in 1964, which he left to direct the International Exhibition of Modern Sculpture at Expo67. He was actively involved in art, poetry, broadcast, writing (authoring his own titles and writing for others), teaching and both literacy and art criticism. He was awarded the Grand Prix littéraire of the City of Montreal in 1976. In 1968, he founded publishing house Editions du Songe and, in 1975, Iconia.
The cover design is purely typographic and uses an early cut of ITC American Typewriter, printed in Orange and Brown ink to both faces of the book.