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  • Art in a Box
    Art in a Box
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    20 activity cards for children based on works from Tate.

    This new edition of the hugely successful Art in a Box is an ideal way of introducing children to the world of art and encouraging them to use their own artistic creativity. Ideal for children’s entertainment at home or as a resource for teachers in the classroom, Art in a Box contains twenty A5 cards each depicting a work from Tate’s collection, with a range of related art activities detailed on the reverse including painting, collage, textile, photography and sculpture.

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    Arte Povera (Movements in Modern Art)
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    This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to explore one of the formative movements in the development of contemporary art.

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    Ben Nicholson
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    Building TATE Modern
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    This work follows the transformation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s brick power station, on Bankside, into the Tate Modern art gallery, by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron. It presents a photographic account of every stage of the development and includes an interview with Jacques Herzog.

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    Cubism (Movements in Modern Art)
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    Cubism, perhaps the seminal art movement of the twentieth century, is also one of the most complex. It was the product of the decade before the outbreak of war in 1914. France, during this period, was torn by intercity class and international tensions, caught between excitement over the experience of modernity and anxiety about its consequences.

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    Edward Krasinski
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    Sculptor, painter, author of spatial forms, artistic installations, and happenings, Edward Krasinski (1925–2004) was one of the most important protagonists of the Polish neo avant-garde in the 1960s and ’70s. This richly illustrated book investigates the development of Krasinski’s unique formal language, showcasing works spanning more than 50 years of his remarkable career.

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    Ellen Gallagher: AxMe
    R360.00 inc. VAT

    Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965) is one of the most acclaimed American artists working today. Her paintings, collages, drawings, sculpture, animation, and film installations, which shift between abstraction and figuration, create dynamic encounters between the historic and the present through commentary about race, racism, and cultural identity.

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    Franz West
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    An anarchic free spirit, self-taught until the age of thirty, Franz West (1947–2012) remained in the shadows of the Viennese art scene for nearly fifteen years before becoming known in the international art world in the 1980s.

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    Gary Hume: Tate 2013
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    The exhibition brings together around twenty-four striking paintings that are frequently poised between abstraction and representation.

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    Gauguin
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    Nancy Ireson is the Schroder Foundation Curator of Painting at the Courtauld Gallery, and specialises in French art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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    George Stubbs
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    In this study, Martin Myrone presents a less familiar account of the artist. From his earliest anatomical studies through to his depictions of exotic animals and experiments with the industrialist Josiah Wedgwood, Stubbs is shown to have been dynamically engaged with the science, technology and popular culture of his day. He emerges from this new account as an artist more experimental and challenging than is conventionally thought.

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    Henri Matisse-The Cut-Outs
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    Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) is one of the leading figures of modern art. His unparalleled cut-outs are among the most significant of any artist’s late works.

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    How to Paint like Turner
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    British artist J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) painted unforgettable watercolors and was revered for his masterly use of shifting light and dramatic cloudscapes. Now, this clear, accessible book reveals the secrets of Turner’s technique, making his magical effects possible for today’s painters.

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    How to Survive Modern Art
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Modern art arouses many different responses: suspicion, controversy and misunderstanding are among the most frequent. But it doesn’t need to be like that. To help out, here is a clear, accessible, fully illustrated introduction to what can otherwise seem a daunting subject.

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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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    Louise Bourgeois (Modern Artists)
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    This engaging survey probes the spellbinding life and work of Louise Bourgeois, whose artworks are among the most memorable of the 20th century, and now the 21st. Bourgeois, born in Paris in 1911, has produced a body of work that is as diverse in its use of materials as it is consistent in its themes. While placing her within key art historical traditions, each chapter focuses on the artist’s use of different media and techniques, from painting and assemblage to sculpture, paper ephemera, and beyond.

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  • Meet the Artist Alberto Giacometti: An Art Activity Book – by Nick White
    Meet the Artist Alberto Giacometti: An Art Activity Book – by Nick White
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    Meet the Artist: Alberto Giacometti is packed with inspiring activities for budding young artists to make and do. Taking inspiration from the artist’s distinctive body of work, Nick White’s introduction to Giacometti gets children creating interesting portraits, sculptures and collage landscapes.

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    Minimalism (Movement in Modern Art)
    R110.00 inc. VAT

    The book also looks at the varied types of criticism and interpretation to which minimalism has been subject over the years. It ends by discussing how minimalism, which has influenced almost every subsequent art movement, has continuing relevance for artists today.

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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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