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Noticed: Toronto Gets the Artistic Treatment

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Two Toronto artists get up close and personal with the city of Toronto in their new books.

Patrick Cummins’ book Full Frontal T.O. (Coach House Books) is a collection of more than 400 street photos taken over a period of 30 years. His collection, with accompanying text by Shawn Micallef, shows how Toronto’s streetscapes have changed over the last three decades.

Similarly, illustrator Michael Cho’s Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes (Drawn & Quarterly) strays from the typical Toronto images, like the CN Tower, focusing instead on the underappreciated, yet beautiful, parts of the city’s landscape.

In the June issue of Quill & Quire, Alison Lang examines these two art books and talks with the artists about their focus: Toronto. Read the full article here.

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