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    100 Things Every Designer Needs to know About People
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    If you want to design intuitive and engaging web sites, apps, print materials or products, then you need to know the psychology that underlies people’s behavior.

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    Architecture – The Whole Story
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture – The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits.

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    Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Photographs are used as documents, records and evidence every day in courtrooms and hospitals, on passports and driving licences. But how did photographs come to be established and accepted, what sort of agencies and institutions have the power to enforce this status and, more generally, what concept of photographic representation is entailed and what are its consequences?

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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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    Cinema: The Whole Story
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    “Cinema: The Whole Story” takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema

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    Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative ‘category killer’ approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists.

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    Eureka!
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    A vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind the most amazing scientific discoveries of all time.

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    Explore!
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    An exciting retelling of the real-life adventures of the most daring explorers of all time.

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    Fashion Design Research
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    By offering a clear approach to research for fashion design, this book will inspire students to embrace an activity that is both fun and fruitful.

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  • Fire Walker
    Fire Walker
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

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    Genius!
    R290.00 inc. VAT

    An educational exploration of the greatest inventions of the last 2,000 years, and the brilliant inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible.

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    Graffiti World
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book’s first edition.

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    Impressionist Painting 1850-1900 DVD
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    Impressionist painting is now so popular and familiar that we struggle to see it as shocking or avant-garde, yet it originally caused uproar and controversy which continued into the 20th century

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    Indaba, My Children: African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of African folk tales that chart the story of African tribal life since the time of the Phoenicians. It is these stories that have shaped Africa as we know it.

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    Intrigue – The Graphic Designer’s Code
    R240.00 inc. VAT

    Balance, iron smelting and optical illusions: A recent encounter with master typographer and award winning graphic designer Jan Erasmus showed me that constructing a typeface is an art in its own right

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    Joseph Wright
    R175.00 inc. VAT

    Part of a series of monographs on the lives and careers of influential British artists, from the 18th century onwards. In this volume, Daniels addresses the diversity of the painterly talents of Joseph Wright (of Derby), and the inextricable links between his art and the Enlightenment.

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  • Kara Walker
    Kara Walker
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    This book features the early drawings and small clay models made by the artist as well a striking views of the final installation. Walker’s figures derive from an array of art historical, literary and cultural sources, illustrated here in a separate section designed by the artist, who also contributes an eloquent description of the project. The curator Clara Kim provides insights into the motivations for the new commission, while the celebrated author Zadie Smith explores key moments in Walker’s career leading up to the extraordinary new work.

     

    Please note that the image used here is used as a visual guide only, and is not the final cover image for the book.

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    Leon Trotsky – A Revolutionary?s Life
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Here, Trotsky emerges as a brilliant and brilliantly flawed man. Rubenstein offers us a Trotsky who is mentally acute and impatient with others, one of the finest students of contemporary politics who refused to engage in the nitty-gritty of party organization in the 1920s, when Stalin was maneuvering, inexorably, toward Trotsky’s own political oblivion.

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    Modernism (Movements in Modern Art)
    R105.00 inc. VAT

    Modernism is a broad term, used generally to convey a faith in progress and a healthy scepticism for received ideas and traditional values. More specifically, the Modernist tendency has often been associated with the main developments in art over the past 150 years, and with the art’s highest achievements.

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