The Aesthetic of the Northland

The good people at the Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) asked me to contribute an essay to a series marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Canadian landscape art collective, the Group of Seven. Fresh from a boat trip up eastern Georgian Bay, through many locales where members of the Group painted during and before its formation, I was happy to oblige.

Chair Wars

So what is it: a Muskoka Chair or an Adirondack Chair? In 2009, I tried to settle who owns the bragging rights for an iconic piece of North American outdoor furniture.

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