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    10x SA Fashion Week: Voices & Images from ten years of South African Fashion Week


    South African fashion week was founded ten years ago. It had started out as a fashion marketing instrument that would raise fashion’s status not only as art form but also as a means of cultural expression. There was no forum for fashion in South Africa in those days, and generally it enjoyed little acceptance.

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    1500 Color Mixing Recipes for oil, acrylic & watercolor
    R320.00 inc. VAT

    This collection of Walter Foster’s bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and AcrylicColor Mixing Recipes for PortraitsColor Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes.

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    1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
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    The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late ’50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics — often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature — the ‘Sixties’, as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak.

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    20th Century Ceramics


    Anyone concerned with art and creativity in the modern era, including schools, art colleges and collectors, will be grateful for this introduction to one of the most popular and challenging art forms of our time.

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    20th Century Fashion


    From the turn-of the century S-bend silhouette to the bumsters and bustiers of the 1990s, this concise and comprehensive survey explores all the significant developments in fashion across the 20th century. The authors focus on key movements and innovations in clothing for both men and women and explore these through the work of the most original and influential designers and couturiers.

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    20th-Century Type


    Twentieth-Century Type surveys the significant issues that have shaped the history and evolution of typography and graphic design, showing how current typographic trends are part of a continuously changing movement that can be plotted through the decades.

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    28 June :Sarajevo 1914-Versailles 1919 :The War and Peace that Made the Modern World
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    On June 28, 1919, the Peace Treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, five years to the day after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo triggered Europe’s precipitous descent into war. This war was the first conflict to be fought on a global scale.

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  • 30 Second Architecture
    30 Second Architecture
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge, explaining each idea, no matter how complex, using 300 words and one picture: all easily digested in a spare half minute. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Byzantine, or you wish to end your next dinner party with a stirring speech on biomimetics, this is the quickest way to construct your argument.

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    35 Years at Crown Point Press, Making Prints, Doing Art

    This catalog accompanied the exhibition 35 Years at Crown Point Press which traveled from the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1997. The reader is invited to view a large sample of the Press’ work and to read essays by the curators of the exhibit. Ruth Fine writes about the history of the Press, beginning with Kathan Brown’s founding of it in 1962.

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    43 Monsters
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    Enter the colourful world of 43 Monsters, where every monster has special hopes, quirky dreams and deep feelings of its own.

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    70s Style and Design
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Once dismissed as the decade of foil wallpaper and shag rugs, the 1970s are now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, and literature of the time. The period, which united elements of earlier movements such as Art Deco and Pop, continues to influence today’s tastemakers.

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    7Days
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    “I’ll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet.”

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    A Bantu in my Bathroom
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    Eusebius McKaiser is a well-known social and political commentator who is determined to raise the level of debate in South Africa while simultaneously making sure that the debates are accessible to everyone

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    A Biography of Herman Charles Bosman: Life Sentence


    Absorbing story of the life of the most famous white writer in South Africa of the first half of the Twentieth Century. Born in the Cape in 1905, schooled in Johannesburg and trained as a teacher, then sent to a backveld school the source for the stories in his bestselling Mafeking Road.

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    A black man called Sekoto

    img wiAlthough he left South Africa in the 1940s and never returned, Gerard Sekoto is regarded as one of this country’s foremost painters. In recent years, thanks to the exhoustive efforts of a number of his admirers, Sekoto’s work has once more been brought to the forefront of the consciousness of South African art lovers.dt

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    A Bush Buffet in the Land of Kachoo
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    Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet.

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    A Cape Camera: The Architectural Beauty of the Old Cape


    Arthur Elliott was thirty years of age and of no settled profession when in 1900 he was given a quarter-plate camera as a present.

    Soon the main interest of this adventurous self-made American was recording the historic landmarks in Cape Town and its surroundings, with an unfailing eye for the essential that no photographer trying to capture the atmosphere of the old Cape has ever been able to equal.

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    A Century of Sundays

    In 2006, the Sunday Times celebrates 100 years as South Africa’s most successful newspaper. This book is a collection of articles and photographs that have appeared in its pages over those hundred years, and follows the stunning success of four commemorative supplements published in the newspaper. It is a record of how the newspaper covered big events, and little ones, since its first edition on 4 February 1906.

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    A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists.

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