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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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    100 Things Every Designer Needs to know About People
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    If you want to design intuitive and engaging web sites, apps, print materials or products, then you need to know the psychology that underlies people’s behavior.

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    1000 Tattoos
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    Trawl through centuries of tattooing in this eye-popping history of the art of body decoration. From modest, discreet symbols to astonishing full-body adornments, the wonders of 1000 Tattoos will entertain, amaze, and inspire. Whether you’re considering getting ink done yourself or are simply curious about what lengths others have gone: this is the guide you’ve been looking for.

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    A World of Design
    R1,500.00 inc. VAT

    Iconic South African interior designer Stephen Falcke presents the first retrospective of his work in a book that charts not only his prolific output but also the trajectory of his award-winning career.

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    Adventures in Letterpress
    R360.00 inc. VAT

    Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium.

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    Africa Is In Style
    R145.00 inc. VAT

    It is not unusual to see the colors and hear the rhythms of Africa at runway shows in Paris, New York, or Milan. But despite its influence on Western designers, African fashion is still struggling to make itself known.  With the ambitious pursuit of reinventing urban fashion, many young African designers are breaking away from the expectations imposed on them to infuse ethnic and folkoric themes into their work, without ignoring rich textiles and fashion heritage.

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    African Textiles – Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    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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    Album Art: New Music Graphics
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    We find ourselves square in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Events such as Record Store Day have pushed collectible packaging back to the cultural forefront; millennials have started buying physical records; and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs.
    The designers collected here are at the forefront of this movement. Some have been working in the music industry for decades, while others are fresh on the scene. They all share a desire to elevate the simple record cover and the wrapping that surrounds these products into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable.

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    Alphabet
    R550.00 inc. VAT

    Lavish and full of fun, this book will appeal to adults and children alike. Alphabet is an extraordinary, multidimensional journey into the alphabet created by one of the world’s most celebrated illustrators, Kv?ta Pacovská. With a rich concoction of textures, reflections, windows, and pop-ups, Pacovská takes the art of the picture book to new levels, absorbing readers of all ages in a playful and imaginative new world.

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    Alvar Aalto – Objects and Furniture Design – By Architects
    R255.00 inc. VAT

    Nature, biology, has rich and luxurious forms; with the same principles of cellular organisation, it can create billions of combinations, each of which represent a highly developed form. Man’s life belongs to the same category. The things that surround him are hardly fetishes or allegories with mystical eternal value: more than anything else, they are cells and tissues, living beings life himself, building components that make up human life. – Alvar Aalto.

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    Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern :A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    A complete lifestyle book, encompassing fashion, interiors, and gardens

    Attention, design and style mavens! There’s a lot more to America than just the east and west coasts. Today, innovative American design—in clothing, home decor, even gardening—is emerging from the Midwest. So lay your bicoastal biases aside, and let Amy Butler show you what’s happening in the heartland.

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    Architectural Laboratories
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Together with a select group of international students from Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, highly respected architects and architectural theoreticians Hani Rashid and Greg Lynn transformed the United States Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2000 into a four-week workshop and forum for architectural discourse: a laboratory.

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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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    Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces
    R90.00 inc. VAT

    Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces grew out of a thrilling workshop, by the same name, which took place on Reunion Island in May 2004. The aim of the workshop was to create a net of connections between students in architecture from tropical countries and from Europe and to bring them to work together on tropical climate issues.s.

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    Art in Latin America
    R345.00 inc. VAT

    Despite the growing importance of contemporary art from Latin America in the last two decades, no book exists that thoroughly explore this phenomenon.

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    Bauhaus
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhausart school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.

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    Beautiful Users: Designing for People
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss—widely considered the father of industrial design—pioneered a user-centered approach to design that focuses on studying people’s behaviors and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products.

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    Beauty:Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    Beauty–the book, born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 2015 Triennial of the same name, curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton–showcases some of the most exciting and provocative design created around the globe during the past three years.

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    Beware Wet Paint
    R510.00 inc. VAT

    A founder of the leading design firm Pentagram, Alan Fletcher is considered by many in the graphic design world to be a contemporary master, known for his sharp and unerring sense of style. From the initial brief to the often award-winning outcome, here are over 100 of Fletcher’s design solutions.

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