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    A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history. Eastman died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester.

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    A Window on Africa – Ethiopian Portraits
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    “My little red window has become almost a mirror image of the startling changes taking place today in Africa, where so many conflicts have arisen from the coming together of different peoples, creating a chaotic jumble of humanity that obliges vastly different cultures and languages to bond together to form some kind of community. My window has captured a moment in time, nothing more, nothing less, and in its endless stream of faces we can see the diversity of humankind, its customs and its religions, in a place that the old world now has to share with the new, with strangers who are here to stay. What is happening to the Suri in Kibish on a small scale is happening all over our planet through globalization: all of us are now confronted with otherness, an inevitable meeting of the known and the unknown.” – Hans Silvester

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    Abandoned Futures: A Journey to the Posthuman World
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    What will the end of the world look like?
    ‘Abandoned Futures’ is a breathtaking global overview of the decay and abandonment that sits in the midsts of humanities constant push towards an uncertain future. It’s a visual epic dedicated to the edge of our power, where human industry fails and decay takes over. These are the landscapes that give the lie to our dreams of immortality.

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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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    Abelardo Morell: A Book of Books
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    A BOOK OF BOOKS showcases Abelardo Morell’s extraordinary photographs of unusual books, like an impossibly large dictionary, illustrated tomes whose characters appear to leap off the page, and water-damaged books that take on sculptural form.

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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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    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 Game:Species and Subspecies
    R950.00 inc. VAT

    In summary, this book has succeeded in positioning itself as a stunningly attractive “coffee table piece” for general interest readers, but also as an important and “un-equalled reference source”, for academics and others requiring more detailed scientific information.

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    Alexey Brodovitch
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    Often portrayed as the father of 20th-century art direction, Alexey Brodovitch and his contributions to Harper’s Bazaar over more than 20 years remain the reference point for several generations of photographers and art directors. With an infallible eye, he promoted photographers such as Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Avedon and Man Ray. This book is a unique homage to an exceptional talent.

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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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    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
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    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa documents and celebrates the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building.

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    Art as Therapy
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    What is art’s purpose? In this engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and – above all else – therapeutic for their viewers.

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    Art Game Book :Arts in the 20th Century
    R275.00 inc. VAT

    With games, puzzles, quotations, and commentaries, the Art Game Book is an original way to explore 20th century painting, sculpture, architecture, design, video, installation, and photography.

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    Art Photography
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    In the last decade, interest in photography has exploded. Among the most compelling and popular art forms, photography is now recognized as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, art photography comes alive through a series of frames—from documentary style and pictorialism to archives, narratives, and the conceptual uses of the medium.

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    Avigdor Arikha: From Life
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    In 1965, at the height of a successful career as an abstract painter in Paris and New York, Romanian-born Israeli artist Avigdor Arikha (b.1929) suddenly stopped painting to return to drawing from life. When he returned to painting in 1973 it was to begin on the series of intensely observed portraits, nudes and still lifes for which he is now known worldwide.

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    Azzaro
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    In honor of the fashion house’s fiftieth anniversary, Loris Azzaro offers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. This illustrated retrospective reveals a designer who celebrated the female form with unabashed glamour,

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    Ballet and Modern Dance
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.

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    Bauhaus
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    Founded in 1919 in Weimar Germany amidst unparalleled economic and political chaos, the Bauhaus design school broke down barriers between fine arts, crafts and industry. British art historian Whitford here gathers Bauhaus participants’ diaries, letters, manifestos and essays from journals, exhibition catalogues and newspapers, including much material never before translated into English.

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    Beaufort West – Mikhael Subotzky
    R720.00 inc. VAT

    With an essay by Jonny Steinberg and commentary by Mikhael Subotzky

    At the half-way point along South Africa’s great highway – the N1 running from Cape Town to Johannesburg – lies the small town of Beaufort West. With its prison in the middle of town, on an island in the highway, it’s a surreal road-stop that offers everything a traveller might want – food, gas, a place to stay, an hour of sex… Mikhael Subotzky considers the town, its vivid characters and poignant social landscapes, in a photo essay that confronts central issues of contemporary South African society. His first photobook, it is exquisitely produced on a large portfolio scale. With an introduction by leading South African writer Jonny Steinberg and Subotzky’s own commentary on the photographs, the book is both a document of social evidence and the visual manifesto of the best of the new wave of South African art photographers.

    The book is published to coincide with Subotzky’s first North American exhibition – Beaufort West at the Museum of Modern Art, opening in September 2008.

    Photo credit: 5B4

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