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A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is Harry Kalmer’s spellbinding ode to Johannesburg and its people. This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turffontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg’s kerbs. It is the tale of their grandson Zweig, a young architect who has to leave Johannesburg when he falls in love with the wrong person, and of Marceline, a Congolese mother who flees to the city only to be caught up in a wave of xenophobic violence. Spanning more than a hundred years, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a novel that documents and probes the lives of the inhabitants of this incomparable African city – the exiled, those returning from exile, and those who never left.R3,000.00 inc. VAT
In 2012, William Kentridge, the Johannesburg-born artist whose creations have been celebrated for their direct engagement with political and social issues, was selected by an esteemed panel to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University.R180.00 inc. VAT
Published by Thames & Hudson, 1985
Walter Gibson dispels the notion of Bruegel the simpleton peasant, instead, he shows us Bruegel the cultivated artist.
Dali & film presents both the major paintings that reflect his preoccupation with film and material related to the key film projects on which he worked.
Dali & Film reveals the depth and persistence of Dali’s fascination with this medium, bringing a new dimension to our understanding of one of the great masters of twentieth-century art.R970.00 inc. VAT
The Transported of KwaNdebele is a riveting documentation of South Africa’s jarring history of apartheid. The book, dating back to 1989, follows Goldblatt as he records the journeys of the Ndebele people of KwaNdebele, a tribal homeland set aside for blacks during apartheid.R250.00 inc. VAT Add to cartR450.00 inc. VAT
Art photography meets popular culture in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a hugely successful music video by musicians Die Antwoord and photographer Roger Ballen.R500.00 inc. VAT
Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.R500.00 inc. VAT
Pemba’s beginnings as a painter occurred at a time and place where it was almost impossible for a young black man to succeed as an artist.R400.00 inc. VAT
This book features the early drawings and small clay models made by the artist as well a striking views of the final installation. Walker’s figures derive from an array of art historical, literary and cultural sources, illustrated here in a separate section designed by the artist, who also contributes an eloquent description of the project. The curator Clara Kim provides insights into the motivations for the new commission, while the celebrated author Zadie Smith explores key moments in Walker’s career leading up to the extraordinary new work.
Please note that the image used here is used as a visual guide only, and is not the final cover image for the book.R420.00 inc. VAT
This book collates nearly 300 prison letters to and from Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, inspirational political leader and first President of the Pan-Africanist Congress. These letters are testimony to the desolate conditions of his imprisonment and to his unbending commitment to the cause of African liberation.R165.00 inc. VAT
‘No artist of the 20th century was so involved with the process of looking at the world and questioning that looking as was Matisse – and Gowing understands that completely’ – Art in AmericaR1,275.00 inc. VAT
This is a collection of portraits of the artists and his friends, all of whom are South Africans. Hugo’s portraits are all in black and white and have all been manipulated such that colour channels are changed to put emphasis on the pigmentation of the subject.
Ponte City dominates the Johannesburg skyline. This unavoidable 54-storey apartment building on the Berea ridge has become an icon of the city it towers over.R500.00 inc. VAT
Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa.R795.00 inc. VAT
Roger Ballen is one of the most original image makers of the twenty-first century. Asylum of the Birds showcases his iconic photographs, which were all taken entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a tightly guarded secret.Have no product in the cart!