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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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    A Writer’s Britain
    R210.00 inc. VAT

    The love of place is endemic in English literature, from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman. Here, the renowned author Margaret Drabble presents an image of Britain as seen by writers of different regions and periods, illuminating the ways in which their work has shaped our visual attitudes, taste in landscape, and relation to nature.

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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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    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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    Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
    R675.00 inc. VAT

    This is the sixth edition of the best selling introduction to archaeology, printed in full colour for the first time, with hundreds of photographs and diagrams. It has been given the most thorough updating and reorganization since it was first published, providing coverage of all the major developments in archaeological method, science, technology and theory.

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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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    Art and Architecture in Mexico
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    A survey of the full breadth and complexity of Mexican art history, ranging widely across genres and offering new interpretations of painting, sculpture, architecture, prints and photographs

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    Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism
    R1,160.00 inc. VAT

    A landmark study in the history of modern art – revised, updated, and expanded.

    Acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of art in the modern age. Conceived by four of the most influential art historians of our time, this extraordinary book has now been brought right up to date to include the latest developments in contemporary art.

    Adopting a year-by-year approach, they present more than one hundred (c.3,000 words) essays, each focusing on a crucial event such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an artistic manifesto, or the opening of a major exhibition to tell the story of the period from 1900 to the present.

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    Arts and Crafts of Morocco
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Superbly illustrated with more than 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, this book beautifully demonstrates the dazzling strengths of Morocco’s crafts – a centuries-long tradition which intermingles influences from both Black Africa and Islam, and from the spectacular cultural alliance of the Moors and the Spaniards.

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    Ballet and Modern Dance
    R162.00 inc. VAT

    The author discusses the upsurge in the popularity of dances of the past, among them ballroom dancing and the Argentine tango, and notes the revival of tap dancing as well as the successful adaptation of Irish stepdancing to the theater. In addition, she records the uses dance and dancers have made of recent technological advances, including cinedance and videodance, CD-ROMs, and the Internet. 145 illustrations and photographs (25 in color)

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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
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    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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    Bill Brandt
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    From pictures of London streets during the blackout and people sleeping in the Underground during the Blitz, from images of high society in pre-war Britain to moody, pared-down landscapes and elegant abstracted nudes, Bill Brandt’s photographs are imbued with strangeness and mystery, with a Surrealist touch, with rich connotations. This rich presentation is the perfect overview of his most memorable images.

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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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    Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest work dates from about a dozen intensely creative years around 1900. His buildings in Glasgow, and especially his craggy masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, are more complex and playful than any other work in Britain at that time.

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  • Chineasy – The New Way to Read Chinese
    Chineasy – The New Way to Read Chinese
    R275.00 inc. VAT

    Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners …until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language.

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    Chroma: Celebrating Colour in Photography
    R415.00 inc. VAT

    Hundreds of images by some of the biggest names in photography are organized into colour-coded chapters, each introduced by an essay from the historian Michel Pastoureau.

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    Chronicle of the Russian Tsars
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    The lives of tsars famous and infamous are covered in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin;

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