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Souvenir of Canada 2
By (author): Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland


Douglas & McIntyre



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Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 10, 2004
$29.95 CAD


9in x 8 x 0.5 in | 1.36 lb

Page Count:

144 pages
10% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Douglas & McIntyre
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture

Douglas Coupland gets Canada, and he has set out to re-invent his country with his particular brand of insight, humour and visual acuity.

Heartfelt homage to Terry Fox. Nanaimo bars for the soul. Unforgettable railway images revealing the country's historic central nervous system. Startling photography from Chris Gergley, Ed Burtynsky, Geoffrey James, Roberta Bondar and many more. And a fetching double-headed Canada goose which will forever change the way you look at hunting decoys.

Souvenir of Canada created a sensation when it was published July 1st, 2001. A stubby dominated the country's best-seller lists for months, and made the front pages of every major Canadian newspaper.

Souvenir of Canada 2 picks up where its predecessor left off. As with the best jazz, the riffs are fresh, never quite predictable, and full of delicious rhythm and subtle humour. This book is packed full of powerfully resonant images, and unexpected juxtapositions that reveal a new Canada, one at home in a new century. No lighthouses, grain elevators or teepees here.

Only a country as experimental and unexpected as Canada could inspire a book as eclectic and wonderful as this one.

Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian NATO base in Germany and raised in Vancouver, where he still resides. Among his best-selling novels are Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Polaroids from the Dead, Microserfs, Miss Wyoming, Hey Nostradamus! and Eleanor Rigby, altogether in print in some 40 countries. Coupland also exhibits his sculpture in galleries around the world, indulging in design experiments that include everything from launching collections of furniture to futurological consulting for Stephen Spielberg.

"In this quirky photoessay by a Vancouver artist getting in touch with his Canadian identity, Coupland examines new images of 'the sleepy little Dominion.'" - Art Book News Annual

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