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    1000 Symbols : What shapes mean in art & myth
    R305.00 inc. VAT


    1000 Symbols traces and reveals the historical and cross-cultural significance of 1000 commonly recognized symbols in a comprehensive single-volume dictionary for students and the general reader, placing each symbol in its historical and cultural context.

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    1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
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    The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late ’50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics — often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature — the ‘Sixties’, as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak.

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  • A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    A Chance Meeting – Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists.

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    A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa
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    A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa articulates the variety of strategies that South African artists use to connect their living history with its past. The framework is to allow for the works to create a conversation that explores the impact of apartheid witnessing the complexities and multitude of issues that South Africa is confronting today.
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    A Free Mind
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    During his 26 years in jail Ahmed Kathrada refused to allow the apartheid regime to confine his mind

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    A Guide to the Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg
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    This handsome pocket guide to the major buildings of Durban and Pietermaritzburg is the first of its kind available. Covering about 250 buildings of all styles and kinds, from the grand Edwardian city halls and stylish Art Deco apartment buildings to the gleaming office blocks of the 1990s and the community centres in the townships, the book offers an introduction to the architecture of the two major cities of KwaZulu-Natal.

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    A History of Christianity
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    A History Of Christianity is a major new six-part religious series, presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch – one of the world’s leading historians and Professor of History of the Church and Fellow at St Cross College Oxford. This fascinating series will reveal the true origins of Christianity and delve into what it means to be a Christian.

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    A History of Histories
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    With a light step and graceful narrative, Burrow gathers together over 2,500 years of the moments and decisions that have helped create Western identity. This unique approach is an incredible lens with which to view the past. Standing alone in its ambition, scale and fascination, Burrow’s history of history is certain to stand the test of time.

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    A History of South Africa
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Newly revised and updated to include the retirement of Mandela, Frank Welsh’s vividly written, even-handed and authoritative history casts new light on many of South Africa’s most cherished myths. It will surely come to be regarded as definitive.

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    A Just Society
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    Drawing inspiration from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid, Georgette created this provocative and moving series entitled “A Just Society”.

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    A Rumour of Spring – South Africa After 20 Years of Democracy
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    An honest and balanced account, A Rumour of Spring tackles the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? And will it get any better?

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    Abstract Expressionism
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    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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    Alexandra :A History
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    Alexandra: A History, is a social and political history of one of South Africa’s oldest townships. It begins with the founding of Alexandra as a freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a center of black working-class life in the heart of Johannesburg, to the post-apartheid era.

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    An Armchair Traveller’s History of The Silk Road
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey, a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, through high mountains and inhospitable deserts. For thousands of years its history has been a traveller’s history, of brief encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes and nameless forts.

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    Ancient Worlds – On the Trail of Man’s Greatest Achievement
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    The series looks at the origins of human civilisation, culture and society, from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the Christianisation of the Roman Empire.

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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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    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 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 of Spain DVD
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    Askari:A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    In 1986 ‘Comrade September’, a charismatic ANC operative and popular MK commander, was abducted from Swaziland by the apartheid security police and taken across the border. After torture and interrogation, September was ‘turned’ and before long the police had extracted enough information to hunt down and kill some of his former comrades.

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