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    100 Ideas that Changed Art
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    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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    Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World
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    This extensively illustrated survey casts new light on the lives and work of two of Modernism’s great pioneers. Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1947) were key figures at the Bauhaus in Germany, and following the rise of National Socialism and their

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    Alfred Wallis
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    AIfred Wallis spent most of his life in the Cornish ports of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives, and went to sea as a young man: His main occupation was as a dealer in marine supplies and he was in his seventies before he took up painting `for company’. He sold his works for a few pence, and died in the poorhouse.

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    Alighiero Boetti:Game Plan

    Published to accompany the first large-scale retrospective of Alighiero Boetti’s work outside Italy in over a decade, this volume presents the most comprehensive overview of the artist’s career to date. Covering all periods of Boetti’s broad oeuvre–including early sculptural experiments associated with the Arte Povera movement, conceptual and ephemeral projects of the 1970s and the monumental embroideries and tapestries he fabricated up to his death–this richly illustrated catalogue is structured as a typology of the artist’s body of work rather than a chronological progression.

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    Blake’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience
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    William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems which embodies not only the talents of a writer, but also those of an artist working in illuminated printing, applying words and pictures to copper plates with the surrounding surfaces etched away. There are twenty one copies of Songs of Innocence and twenty seven of the work as a whole, but no separate copies of Songs of Experience.

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    Braam Kruger 1950 – 2008
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    Braam Kruger (1958 – 2008) – Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue

    An exceptional retrospective exhibition of oil paintings by Braam Kruger (1950 -2008) was hosted by the UJ Art Gallery during September and October 2009. The exhibition comprised of works mainly from private collections and included several paintings that have not yet been seen by the general art fraternity.

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    Duchamp: A Biography
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    First published to great acclaim in 1996, New Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) has been out of print for many years.

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    Edvard Munch
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    Long before the first theories of psychoanalysis were formulated, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) became the pioneer of an art which discovered and depicted the inner conflicts of modern man.

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    George Lois: On His Creation of the Big Idea
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    George Lois is advertising s most famous art director. He founded the creative revolution that spawned modern advertising, as his iconoclastic talent created icons dramatizing the problems, solutions, foibles, and promises of American life.

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    How to Write Art History
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    An invaluable handbook, “How to Write Art History” enables students to get the most from their art history course.

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    In My View: Personal Reflections On Art By Today’s Leading Artists
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    In My View is a collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. Among the artists are John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Chuck Close, Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Marlene Dumas, Antony Gormley, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Candida Höfer, Vik Muniz, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Bill Viola and Rachel Whiteread. The stories show the profound connections that exist between artists past and present and offer an alternative look at art history from the 15th century to the 1960s, through the eyes of contemporary artists themselves. Simon Grant’s introduction identifies themes that emerge and contextualizes the history and practice of artists looking back at the work of others.

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    J.M.W Turner
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    J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) is probably Britain’s greatest painter. Both profoundly original and astonishingly prolific, he helped transform landscape painting into an expressive art form of enormous range and power. This book reveals the extent to which Turner wanted his paintings to communicate intellectually as well as emotionally and how he used landscape as a vehicle for deep ruminations on society, politics, and the human condition. Sam Smiles discusses and illustrates the whole range of Turner’s work.

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    J.M.W. Turner: The ‘Skies’ Sketchbook
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    Turner’s sketchbooks were private things which he kept to himself. They might live for some time in his coat pockets or travel bags, to be pulled out as need arose. In the studio, they served as memory banks for future work.

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    Jean Dubuffet: Works, Writing, Interviews
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    As an enemy of culture and of the art of museums, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was also an anarchist, an atheist, anti-military and unpatriotic. He was an explosive force, a rebel who rejected labels and categories, resolute in his quest for freedom from all constraints, and not incidentally one of the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century.

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    Johannes Phokela, I like my neighbours
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    While Johannes Phokela’s work is, at first glance, an irreverent representation of Western art history, it is the cultural and political consumption of pictures that interests him most. He is a voracious consumer of imagery, drawing not only on the iconic works of the European Masters – Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio – but also on newspapers, magazines and the Internet. His is an ambitious exploration of the import of received art history on the one hand and the seemingly endless proliferation of images in popular culture on the other.

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    Just Love Me: Post\Feminist Positions of the 1990s from the Goetz Collection
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Just Love Me–with its title taken directly from a late 90s neon sign by Tracey Emin–reveals how complex and differentiated female identity constructions have become today.

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    Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage, Brazil

    This volume includes a selection of 22 new portrait paintings from Kehinde Wiley’s multinational World Stage series, which has included Africa, China and India in the past and now moves on to Brazil. Immersing himself in the local culture of Rio de Janeiro, Wiley incorporates the people, history and aesthetic of the city in each of his monumental male portraits.

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    Magritte: A to Z
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    The Belgian painter, printmaker, sculptor, and filmmaker René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the leading figures in the Surrealist movement, producing some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. His trademark flat, inexpressive manner, combining apparently mundane, everyday scenes with elements of the fantastic or erotic, created a disturbing, dreamlike atmosphere that is all his own.

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    Man with a Blue Scarf: on sitting for a painting by Lucien Freud
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    Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud is a book unlike any other: the inside story of how it feels to pose for a remarkable artist, and to be transformed into a work of art. Full of wry and revealing observations, this is among the most original, enjoyable and informative books about art.

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