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    TAXI-012: Sandile Zulu
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    TAXI-012 SANDILE ZULU, the 12th title in the TAXI Art series, is the first book on the work of Sandile Zulu. Over the last decade, Zulu has developed a working method that relies as much on rhythm and repetition as it does on the unpredictability of the elements – fire, water, found objects – he uses. He is, as Colin Richards notes in his meticulously researched essay, a pyromancer, a collector of natural elements, and a scavenger after industrial debris.

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    TAXI-014 Mmakgabo Mmapula Mmankgato Helen Sebidi
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    Mmakgabo  Sebidi traverses mental and physical landscapes with an eye trained on the dangerous, the discomfiting, the traumatic and the ecstatic in human experience. She is deeply grounded in her rural upbringing and traditions but also finely attuned to the rhythms of the city in which she has spent much of her adult life. Sebidi brings together these two worlds in works of great visionary and prophetic power. Her themes are wide-ranging: her cultural roots, the wisdom of the ancestors, the ravages of the modern world on the human psyche, the loss of tradition, the potential of human creativity to build relationships and restore the past.

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    The Abundant Herds: A celebration of the Nguni cattle


    This book is an appreciation of the creative imagination and linguistic versatility of the Zulu people. It is a book about human creativity. Not the creativity of the plastic arts, or of music, but rather that of the poet, the wordsmith. It gives an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present.

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    The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an a Temporal World
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    The Forever Now presents paintings by seventeen artists whose singular approaches are characteristic of our cultural moment in refusing to allow us to define, or even meter our time by them. This tendency was first identified by the science-fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term “atemporality” to describe a cultural product that doesn’t represent—through its style, its content, or its medium—the time from which it comes. Atemporality, or timelessness, manifests itself in painting as both a profligate mixing of past styles and genres and also a radical paring down of visual language to the most archetypal forms.

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    The Turner Book: Tate Essential Artists Series
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    J.M.W. Turner was a fascinating and enigmatic figure. Both astonishingly prolific and extraordinarily innovative, he is widely seen as the greatest British landscape painter of them all, anticipating and surpassing the Impressionists in his dramatic interpretations of the effects of light and colour.

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    This is Kandinsky
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    Intellectual, emotional, restless, dogged, loyal, selfish; Kandinsky was an artist – and a man – of contradictions. This genre-defying painter didn’t pick up a brush until he was thirty years old.

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    This is Matisse
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    In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius.

     

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    This is Monet
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    This is van Gogh
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    Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence
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    Tiepolo is a brilliant example of the specifically pictorial intelligence. This book is both a study of his art and an argument for fuller recognition of the peculiarities of the painters’ representational medium. Svetlana Alpers and Michael Baxandall locate distinctive modes of Tiepolo’s representation of the world and human action; follow his process of invention from first pen drawings through small oil-sketches to great frescoes; and analyze his best and biggest painting, the Four Continents, in the Stairway Hall of the Prince-Bishop’s Residence at Wurzburg, which is illustrated with photographs specially taken for the book.

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    Titian and his World
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    Venetian painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was extraordinary rich in talent, and Titian’s older and younger contemporaries included painters of the stature of Bellini, Giorgione, Bassano, Tintoretto and Veronese.

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    Turner’s Sketchbooks
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    One of the most popular painters of all time, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) created a remarkable collection of sketchbooks over the course of his career. Thoughtful, revealing, and beautifully rendered, Turner’s sketchbooks offer an unparalleled window into his creative process.

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    Turner: The Making of a Master
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    Drawing mainly on works in Tate’s unparalleled collection, this lavishly illustrated book provides a general survey of Turner as a master artist.

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    Van Gogh and the Colours of the Night
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    Throughout his career, Vincent van Gogh attempted the paradoxical task of representing night through color and tonality. His procedure followed the trend set by the Impressionists of “translating” visual light effects with various color combinations, yet this goal was grafted onto his desire to interweave the visual and the metaphorical in order to produce fresh and original works of art.

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