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    100 Ideas that Changed Art
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art.

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    100 ideas that changed art

    Lavishly illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.

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    A Little Feminist History of Art
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Exploring themes such as gender inequality, sexuality, domestic life, personal experiences and the female body, A Little Feminist History of Art is a celebration of one of the most ambitious, influential and enduring artistic movements to emerge from the twentieth century.

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    African Art Close -Up
    R390.00 inc. VAT

    Featuring a rich array of magnificent artworks from the British Museum and beyond, the book showcases some of the most exquisite works of wood, stone, ceramics, beadwork, textiles and metalwork from Africa – from the Mediterranean coast to the Cape and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.

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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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    Art & Visual Culture – A Reader
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    Exploring Art and Visual Culture: A Reader brings together essential primary texts by artists, critics and art historians ranging from the medieval period right through to our own times. There is no other reader available that covers such an extensive period. Selected by leading academics in their field, and published in conjunction with the Open University, the reader will be an essential source-book for every student of art history as well as all those seeking a greater understanding of art and of the cultural and historical context in which it is made.

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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 and Laughter

    his is the first book to take seriously (though not too seriously) the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. “Art and Laughter” looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour.

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    Art in History, 600 BC – 2000 AD
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    Art has always been part of history. But we often think of it as outside history. When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt or Rubens it speaks to us directly, but it’s also an historical document, part of a living world. Renowned art historian Martin Kemp takes the reader on an extraordinary trip through art, from devotional works to the revolutionary techniques of the Renaissance, from the courtly Masters of the seventeenth century through to the daring avant-garde of the twentieth century and beyond.

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    Art in modern culture: an anthology of critical texts

    This critical anthology on the place of art in modern culture and history contains 33 essays and articles by various contributors. It should be a resource for students concerned with modern art, not as a specialized and insulated concern, but as an important aspect of socio-cultural relations.

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    Art on the Cutting Edge – A Guide to Contemporary Movements
    R265.00 inc. VAT

    This book by Lea Vergine, which discusses seventeen different art movements in separate chapters, offers, within the panorama of contemporary art criticism books, a blend between a handy art-history manual and an assessment of a cultural adventure that has passed through and overturned the parameters of taste of the last forty years.

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    Art under Attack – Histories of British Iconoclasm
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    Published to accompany a major exhibition at Tate Britain, this fully illustrated catalogue explores the history of attacks on art in Britain, from the reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day, demonstrating how religious, political, moral and aesthetic controversy can become arenas for assaults on art.

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    Arte Povera (Movements in Modern Art)
    R105.00 inc. VAT

    This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to explore one of the formative movements in the development of contemporary art.

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    Artist and Empire
    R660.00 inc. VAT

    Over the past thirty years, our ideas about the cultures of Empire have been transformed. Contemporary reflections on Empire by writers and artists are widely published and displayed, and museums have witnessed a growing number of exhibitions devoted to aspects of the rich and varied visual culture that emerged in places under British governance, from the Americas to India and Australasia. And yet, since the vast Imperial exhibitions of the early twentieth-century there has been no wide-ranging presentation of the objects made across the British Empire. This publication, which accompanies a major Tate Britain exhibition, fills that gap.

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    Bruegel
    R975.00 inc. VAT

    Pieter Bruegel the Elder (died 1569) has always been acknowledged as one of the greatest and most influential artists in the history of the Netherlands. His fame began to spread in the course of his short life and the popularity of his work continued to rise during the centuries following his death in 1569. It is all the more astonishing, therefore, that we know so very little about the artist’s life, his training, his opinions on art and society, and his doings and whereabouts during his artistic career of just seventeen years.

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    Caps: Visual Arts Grade 12 Learner’s Guide
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    This full-colour CAPS approved book truly makes visual arts come alive!

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    Civilisation: A Personal View (The Complete Series)
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    In 1966 BBC Television embarked on its most ambitious documentary series to date. The eminent art historian Lord Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development.

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    Classic Art
    R380.00 inc. VAT

    Heinrich Wolfflin was a pioneering critic who introduced new and rigorous methods of formal analysis into the study of art.

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