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  • Africa's Greatest Art Bookstore
    R235.00 inc. VAT

    A comprehensive textbook on this once-demonized art form, featuring its history, lessons on making graffiti, and a teacher’s manual.

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    1000 Symbols : What shapes mean in art & myth
    R305.00 inc. VAT


    1000 Symbols traces and reveals the historical and cross-cultural significance of 1000 commonly recognized symbols in a comprehensive single-volume dictionary for students and the general reader, placing each symbol in its historical and cultural context.

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    A Window on Africa – Ethiopian Portraits
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    “My little red window has become almost a mirror image of the startling changes taking place today in Africa, where so many conflicts have arisen from the coming together of different peoples, creating a chaotic jumble of humanity that obliges vastly different cultures and languages to bond together to form some kind of community. My window has captured a moment in time, nothing more, nothing less, and in its endless stream of faces we can see the diversity of humankind, its customs and its religions, in a place that the old world now has to share with the new, with strangers who are here to stay. What is happening to the Suri in Kibish on a small scale is happening all over our planet through globalization: all of us are now confronted with otherness, an inevitable meeting of the known and the unknown.” – Hans Silvester

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    Abstract Expressionism
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    The most important art movement since the Second World War, Abstract Expressionism revolutionized the way Americans viewed art and culture alike. Drawing on a vast array of scholarly research, David Anfam examines the politically radical spirit of a nucleus of artists who transgressed the traditional forms of American art and faced the tensions of a modernizing society.

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    African Textiles – Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
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    African Textiles is an authoritative survey of textile arts–unique and collectible rugs, tapestries, garments, and much more–from across the continent. John Gillow has traveled extensively throughout Africa, uncovering the dazzling range of traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textiles from each region.

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    Amazing Places Cost Nothing
    R550.00 inc. VAT

    From the originator of the bestselling HIP HotelsĀ® series comes a book that will once again revolutionize our approach to travel. Amazing Places Cost Nothing is a call for a return to the old-fashioned adventure of authentic travel.

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    American Art Since 1945
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    No other introductory book presents the diversity and complexity of postwar American art from Abstract Expressionism to the present as clearly and succinctly as this groundbreaking survey.
    David Joselit traces and analyzes the contradictory formal, ideological, and political conditions during this period that made American art predominant throughout the world.

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    Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
    R675.00 inc. VAT

    This is the sixth edition of the best selling introduction to archaeology, printed in full colour for the first time, with hundreds of photographs and diagrams. It has been given the most thorough updating and reorganization since it was first published, providing coverage of all the major developments in archaeological method, science, technology and theory.

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    Architecture – The Whole Story
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture – The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits.

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    Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism
    R1,160.00 inc. VAT

    A landmark study in the history of modern art – revised, updated, and expanded.

    Acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of art in the modern age. Conceived by four of the most influential art historians of our time, this extraordinary book has now been brought right up to date to include the latest developments in contemporary art.

    Adopting a year-by-year approach, they present more than one hundred (c.3,000 words) essays, each focusing on a crucial event such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an artistic manifesto, or the opening of a major exhibition to tell the story of the period from 1900 to the present.

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    Ballet and Modern Dance
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.

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    Balthus
    R390.00 inc. VAT

    An insightful and candid portrait of the artist Balthus. Presented in the form of ABC questions, Balthus: In His Own Words reveals his personal universe. “B” for beauty, “H” for Homer, “M” for Mozart, “S” for SOS, Balthus takes us through his intimate thoughts and views on everything from Paris to Chinese calligraphy.

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    Bauhaus
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    Founded in 1919 in Weimar Germany amidst unparalleled economic and political chaos, the Bauhaus design school broke down barriers between fine arts, crafts and industry. British art historian Whitford here gathers Bauhaus participants’ diaries, letters, manifestos and essays from journals, exhibition catalogues and newspapers, including much material never before translated into English.

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    Books – A Living History
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    For two and a half thousand years, books have been used to entertain, to govern, to record, to educate and to worship, one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented.

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    Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest work dates from about a dozen intensely creative years around 1900. His buildings in Glasgow, and especially his craggy masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, are more complex and playful than any other work in Britain at that time.

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  • Chineasy – The New Way to Read Chinese
    Chineasy – The New Way to Read Chinese
    R275.00 inc. VAT

    Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners …until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language.

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    Chroma: Celebrating Colour in Photography
    R415.00 inc. VAT

    Hundreds of images by some of the biggest names in photography are organized into colour-coded chapters, each introduced by an essay from the historian Michel Pastoureau.

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    Chronicle of the Russian Tsars
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    The lives of tsars famous and infamous are covered in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin;

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    Cinema: The Whole Story
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    “Cinema: The Whole Story” takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema

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    Claude Montana: Fashion Radical
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    The Montana woman embodied an extraordinary new image: razor- sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes with dramatic proportions and masculine lines, enlivened by an astonishing mix of detail and bold hues. Materials, colors, and cut were all vehicles for Claude Montana’s effervescent genius, and it was the Lanvin period in the early 1990s that marked the absolute high point of his creativity.

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