BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

COTTAGES TO COMMUNITIES
"The story of West Vancouver's neighbourhoods"

Published by West Vancouver Historical Society, 2011
Written by Francis Mansbridge, curated by John Moir
ISBN 978-0-9868028-0-5, 172 pages, hardcover
Includes index, origins of place names, resources, artist biographies
Illustrated colour/b&w with photographs, artwork, ephemera.

A charming and interesting visual and textual history of the development of West Vancouver. Lucius Richard O'Brien's watercolour of Point Atkinson is an unexpected highlight in the art presented. The extensive list of place name origins is welcome, but divided into a number of sub-alphabetized categories such as "Bays, Coves, Beaches, Islands, Promontories" and "Streets, Avenues and Thoroughfares - Historical" which makes looking for a single name more challenging than it need be. However, it does encourage looking through pages that might otherwise be skipped.

LIST OF ARTISTS

Beaton, Al
Binning, B.C.
Broomfield, Jody
Norris, Len
O'Brien, Lucius Richard
Sequilem (Stan Joseph)
Seyhoun, Houshang
Smily, Elizabeth
Smith, Gordon
Varley, Frederick H.
Weston, William Percy
Xwa Lack Tun (Rick Harry)