Peter E. Baker poursuit une carriĂ¨re dâ€™antiquaire de plus de 40 ans, au QuĂ©bec. Il a participĂ© aux expositions prestigieuses du Canada et des Ă‰tats-Unis. Il est membre de lâ€™Association des Antiquaires du Canada et agit comme Ă©valuateur de Canadiana durant le Canadian Antiques Roadshow et le Antiques Roadshow de la BBC. Il partage sa vie avec Susan Ă Elgin, au QuĂ©bec.
A visual journey showcasing how history can make a house a home.
Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation â€” the same year recognizing 375 years of settlement in Montreal â€” Quebec author and antiques professional Peter E. Baker brings life to Canadian history and demonstrates how antiques and folk art can successfully be incorporated into a contemporary lifestyle, providing a home with a unique identity.
Drawing from a single collection, Baker selects and showcases objects spanning three centuries of Canadian history, from the early days of French settlement to the creative boom of late 20th-century folk artists. Amply illustrated and written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, this is not a traditional technical study of antiques representing a specific type or region. Celebrating Canada showcases the story and the artistic merits of each object â€” a reminder of the strength of character and ingenuity that built this country.
This book is made possible through the generous support of the Canadian Museum of History.