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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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    101 Things to Learn in Art School
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    What is the first thing to learn in art school? “Art can be anything.” The second thing? “Learn to draw.” With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts.

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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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  • A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    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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    A Decade of Printmaking 1999 – 2009
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    A Decade of American Contemporary Prints: 1999-2009 provides an overview of a unique roaming survey exhibition of print projects published by The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University over a 10-year period.

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    A Labour of Love (South African Art in the 1980s)
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    A Labour of Love offers a new look at contemporary South African Art in the 1980s. This publication contains, alongside recently discovered works by young South African artists, new essays by international art specialists, interviews with artists, previously unpublished archival material, and more than 300 illustrations of artworks.

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    Abelardo Morell
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Cuban-born Abelardo Morell (b.1948) began photographing his domestic environment after the birth of his son in 1986. Considering the world from a child’s point of view, he photographed household objects from surprising perspectives to produce unfamiliar and disconcerting results that challenge the viewer’s perception of reality.

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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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    Afro-Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic
    R320.00 inc. VAT

    In this comprehensive book, published to coincide with a groundbreaking Tate exhibition, leading scholars examine how “the Black Atlantic,” a key concept in post-colonial studies coined by British academic Paul Gilroy in 1993, applies to art, and in doing so confirms the centrality of artists of African descent to the formation of modernity.

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    AfroPolis: City, Media, Art
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Afropolis is the product of an exhibition developed by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany. The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective.

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    After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    This book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century

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    Akademie X: Lessons In Art + Life
    R530.00 inc. VAT

    Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life brings together a faculty of artists and writers from across the globe, including high profile art educators, such as Marina Abramovic, Carol Bove, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Bob Nickas, Raqs Media Collective, Neo Rauch, John Stezaker, Richard Wentworth and Christopher Williams.

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    All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life
    R550.00 inc. VAT

    This beautifully illustrated book presents a new account of one of the most distinctive, long-lasting and fascinating chapters of modern British art: how artists have used painting to record their personal, sensuous, immediate and often intense experiences of life. Spanning a century, this history encompasses a diverse but related group of painters, mostly based in London, who focused on the depiction of the human figure and the everyday landscape they inhabited.

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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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  • Angaza Afrika – African Art Now
    Angaza Afrika – African Art Now
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    Angaza Afrika, translated from the Swahili to mean “Shed light on Africa” or “Look around Africa”, is comprehensive in its range. Each work will be a stunning visual and physical manifestation of the artists’ energy and spirit, such as Rachid Kora’s Sufi-inspired black and white applique work and the beautiful work of South African artist Karel Nel, who sets vast leaves from the Coco de Mer palms in atmospheric, elemental architectural spaces.

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    Antony Gormley On Sculpture
    R640.00 inc. VAT

    One of the most exciting sculptors of our time, Antony Gormley is the creator of breathtaking public installations. Even casual fans will recognize Event Horizon, a collection of thirty-one life-size casts of the artist’s body that have been installed atop buildings in places like London’s South Bank and New York’s Madison Square, and Field, formed by tens of thousands of standing clay figurines overflowing across a room’s floor.

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