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Art Exposure 5: David Carter

David Carter is an author who was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1934 and has traveled all around Canada during his years. He has written 15 books and has been involved in many historical journals throughout the prairies. Along with this, he has provided research materials, probably based on his books, to a myriad of TV productions, including:

  • Murder Behind The Wire for CBC
  • The Enemy Within for the National Film Board of Canada
  • Hitler’s Canadian’s for History Television

Some of his books are related to Canada’s history. One book in particular, entitled POW – Behind Canadian Barbed Wire, describes how Canada operated Prisoner of War camps during the First World War, in which many of the people who did not possess a Canadian citizenship and/or were judged to be a threat to the British Empire were ’rounded up’ and put into camps. Sounds kind of like Nazi Germany. The book was originally published in 1998, but since 2004 now includes black and white photos.

More about David Carter can be viewed on his website

User Comments

3 Responses to “Art Exposure 5: David Carter”

  1. January 7th, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Vaughn says:

    More like Book Exposure 1… I’ve never once heard authors or books compared or referenced as “art”.

  2. January 7th, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Taylor says:

    Literature is creative, pretty much good enough criteria for me. Although not all literature can be described as art, there is definitely an artistry to writing that is most apparent in lit that masters metaphor, symbolism, or even elevated language in some cases.

  3. January 7th, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Sean says:

    WordPress says Code is Poetry, who is to say literature can’t be as well, even if just by the author? Any form of self expression could be considered art or artistic, even if it’s unconventional.

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