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    43 Monsters
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Enter the colourful world of 43 Monsters, where every monster has special hopes, quirky dreams and deep feelings of its own.

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  • Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
    Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown –as well as emerging talents from all over the world –Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, through products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments.

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    Art Studio: Great Paintings in Colour
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    Using carefully drawn line illustrations of famous masterpieces, Art Studio takes the colourist on an inspiring world tour. Along the way you can try your hand at replicating the originals or applying slightly – or perhaps even entirely – different palettes. In the process you will also learn to appreciate the complexity and composition of these great works.

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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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    Basquiat
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  • Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists
    Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists
    R285.00 inc. VAT

    In this imaginative new activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers discover new ways of making art by being introduced to eighteen great artists, learning about the methods, materials and ideas that made up their masterpieces and how these can be applied to one’s own creations.

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    Dubuffet Drawings 1935-1962
    R660.00 inc. VAT

    An important new study of drawings by one of the most important French artists of the twentieth century

    Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) achieved international recognition in the late 1940s for his paintings inspired by children’s drawings, the art of psychiatric patients, and graffiti.

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    Durer
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) is arguably the first truly international artist, a celebrity both during his own lifetime and since. A major artist of the northern Renaissance, he was praised by his contemporaries and described shortly after his death as ‘the prince among German painters’.

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    Ed Ruscha
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    Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels
    R530.00 inc. VAT

    In Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels, Christopher Lloyd examines the artist’s drawings and pastels, traces the development of his style, and explores his biography, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists.

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    Fresh: Robin Rhode

    One of South Africa’s most exciting young artists working in the realm of public art, Robin Rhode’s medium of choice is

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    Gruau
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    Rene Gruau has been representing fashion since the 1940s. This talented illustrator with a worldwide reputation is probably the person most responsible for making fashion known in the second half of the 20th century, by understanding it better than anyone. This book, made in collaboration with the artist, contains some of the finest drawings that highlighted his career. It is a fashion show in its own right, signed with the famous signature of Gruau.

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    Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    An endearing and engaging look at emotions and how different situations cause different feelings. What has made Dog happy? Do you know what Cat is scared of? And why is Donkey so excited?
    A range of fun art activities encourages young readers to explore their feelings and express themselves with drawings, doodles, and decorations.

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    Hokusai – A Life in Drawing
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to this master artist, who combined great technical prowess with remarkable imagination and a passion for vivid detail.

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    In the Name of all Humanity: The African Spiritual Expression of E Mancoba
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    Catalogue of a restrospective exhibiton of Ernest Mancoba’s work, held at the Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town, June 26 – September 30, 2006.

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    Jason Jagel – Seventy-Three Funshine

    This delightful, large-format monograph by contemporary artist Jason Jagel (featured in the exhibition With Hidden Noise, Curated by Phil Sanders, David Krut Projects, New York, 2009) features over 200 images from Jagel’s career spanning childhood sketches and family snapshots, but largely focusing on his current practice, his sometimes loose, sometimes tight, narrative paintings and works on paper. Hip-hop influences, family life, and the humming buzz of the streets are often found in a single work. Jagel’s work has been increasingly influenced by the music  he listens to; this connection has been strengthened by his record cover design for LA-based label Stones Throw. One of Stones Throw’s major artists, Madlib, has three tracks that appear on a companion 10-inch vinyl record, an unexpected feature included in this artists book.

    JASON JAGEL
    ARTIST STATEMENT

    My practice includes collecting memories and events in fictional autobiographical form, using drawing and painting on paper. Employing text, shape, color and imagery I construct informal narrative pathways with no beginning, middle or end. I want to feel these stories always in motion, still happening now. http://www.jasonjagel.com/

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    Jean Dubuffet: Works, Writing, Interviews
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    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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    Let’s Make Some Great Placemat Art
    R290.00 inc. VAT

    Based on the bestselling “Let’s Make Some Great Art”, Marion Deuchars has devised some fun and educational art activities to keep kids, young and old, occupied at mealtimes

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    Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    Lines of Thought uncovers the process and practice of drawing, illustrated by a selection of work created over 500 years. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this publication studies the types of thinking that produced their drawings; brainstorming, inquiry, experiment, association, development and decision, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.

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    Make Faces: A Silly Scribble Activity Book
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    This fun and fabulously creative book is a face-drawing doodle book with a difference: the witty drawing prompts and exuberant artwork invite you not only to add faces to people but also to toast, fruit, bowling balls, and more.

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