Captured in Stone: Carving Canada's Past by R. Eleanor Milne, K. Barbara Lambert, Eleanor Moore, Margaret Wade Labarge & Ewald Richter
oblong 4to. pp. 94 black & white illustrations. boards. dw. Penumbra Press, .
ISBN-10: 1894131320 / ISBN-13: 9781894131322
One of the most remarkable sights to greet visitors to Canada's Parliament Buildings is a work of stone carving in the Foyer of the House of Commons entitled the "History of Canada Series," where images have been carved into the limestone on all four sides in a frieze about 40 metres long and 1.5 metres high.
Eleanor Milne, Dominion Sculptor from 1962 to 1993 and the creator of the work, has selected moments in the history of Canada from the earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century that illustrate the events, historical changes, institutions, and, above all, the people, that have made Canada what it is.
Captured in Stone: Carving Canada's Past is a comprehensive illustrated guide to this national treasure. At its centre is an image-by-image interpretation of the carvings. The delightful description of the setting by Barbara Lambert and Eleanor Moore brings it vividly alive in the reader's imagination.