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    A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg – A City Novel
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    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.

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  • Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
    Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
    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.

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    Bruegel
    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.

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    Dali & Film

    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.

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    David Goldblatt – The Transported of KwaNdebele
    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.

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    Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky
    R450.00 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.

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    George Pemba – Against All Odds: His Life and Works
    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.

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    Matisse
    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 America

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    Pieter Hugo: There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends
    R1,275.00 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.

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  • Ponte City
    Ponte City

    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.

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    Rise and Fall of Apartheid
    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.

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    Roger Ballen – Asylum of the Birds
    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.

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    Six Drawing Lessons – The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    Incorporating elements of graphic design and ranging freely from discussions of Plato’s cave to the Enlightenment’s role in colonial oppression to the depiction of animals in art, Six Drawing Lessons is an illustration in print of its own thesis of how art creates knowledge.

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    Sophie von Hellermann:Judgement Day
    R320.00 inc. VAT

    It looks like a thick, juicy romance novel, but it’s actually a collection of brushy, ephemeral, fin-de-siecle-esque paintings by the young German artist Sophie von Hellermann.

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