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Maria Tippett

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The historian Dr. Maria Tippett talks to Joseph Planta about her new book Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture (Harbour Publishing, 2015), which looks at the contributions to BC culture by Francis Rattenbury, Martin Granger, Emily Carr, George Woodcock, George Ryga, Jean Coulthard, Bill Reid, and Arthur Erickson.


Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture by Maria Tippett (Harbour Publishing, 2015).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Made in British Columbia


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

The identity of British Columbia is gleaned through a wonderful new book, Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture. Its author Dr. Maria Tippett joins me now to talk about the eight people she highlights in this book; eight people who have influenced our culture and how we perceive this province, and how we’re viewed in the wider world. The eight individuals are Francis Rattenbury, Martin Granger, Emily Carr, George Woodcock, George Ryga, Jean Coulthard, Bill Reid, and Arthur Erickson. In their respective fields, they’ve added much in how our consciousness has been shaped. Maria Tippett is the author of several books of cultural history including Emily Carr, which won the Governor General’s Award for Non Fiction in 1979. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr College, York University, and Cambridge, where she was a senior research fellow at Churchill College. She joins me from Pender Island, BC today. The book is from Harbour Publishing. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Maria Tippett; Dr. Tippett, good morning.

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