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  • 1000 Chairs

    R400

    This dedicated compendium displays each chair as pure form, along with biographical and historical information about the pieces and their designers. An illuminating tome for design aficionados and an essential reference for collectors!

  • 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows : The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

    R1125

    ‘Engrossing… A remarkable story’ Sunday Times’Above all a story of inherited resilience, strength of character and self-determination’ ObserverChinese dissident. Ground-breaking artist.

    Global icon. Here, through the sweeping, extraordinary story of his own and his father’s lives, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China over the last 100 years. He recounts a childhood in exile in a desolate place known as ‘Little Siberia’, his move to America as a young man and eventual return home, then his rise from unknown to art-world superstar and international human rights activist – and how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime.

  • 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth

    R410

    Through 140 drawings, thought experiments, recipes, activist instructions, gardening ideas, insurgences and personal revolutions, artists who spend their lives thinking outside the box guide you to a new worldview; where you and the planet are one. Everything here is new. We invite you to rip out pages, to hang them up at home, to draw and scribble, to cook, to meditate, to take the book to your nearest green space.

  • A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

    R700

    David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated?he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.

  • A Feast of Wonders: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

    R750

    The legendary productions are brought to life through stage designs, costumes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and programs. The documentary section of the catalog contains rich archival material, including letters, photographs, choreographic notes, and memoirs, many published here for the first time.

  • A History Of Pictures

    R590

    Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how, conversely, do films and television connect with old masters?

  • A lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins Print Archive

    R350

    A Lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins print Archive is a 284 page lavishly illustrated full-colour catalogue that accompanied the exhibition at Wits Art Museum in 2013. In 2007, Robert Hodgins donated his archive of almost 400 prints to the museum. The catalogue documents the entire collection and includes incisive and illuminating essays by leading thinkers…

  • A Little History of Art

    R510

    A thrilling journey through 100,000 years of art, from the first artworks ever made to art’s central role in culture today “This lively volume is ideal for the precocious high-schooler, the lazy collegian . . .

    and any adult who wishes for greater mastery of the subject. . .

  • A Month in Siena

    R225

    Matar was nineteen years old when his father was kidnapped. In the year following he found himself turning to art, particularly the great paintings of the Sienese School.

    They became a refuge and a way to think about the world outside the urgencies of the present. A quarter of a century later, having found no trace of his father, Matar finally visits the birthplace of those paintings. A Month in Siena is the encounter between the writer and the city.

  • Adventures of Darius and Downey: and Other True Tales

    R340

    This unique, narrative-driven book gives an unparalleled insight into the tough, tight-knit, exciting world of street art as seen through the eyes of Darius and Downey, who have been working together since 2000. Through a series of blood-pumping adventures, it paints a vivid portrait of a creative but harsh environment of extremes: friendship and rivalry; respect and conflict; adversity and prosperity; and, reveals the incredible risks that artists take, day in, day out, to win their place in the graffiti hall of fame. Ed Zipco, acute and empathetic commentator on the ways of the street, relates Darius’ and Downey’s most memorable experiences. Along the way, we witness their artistic evolution from conventional graffiti tagging to ambitious street installations that are both wittily entertaining and strikingly subversive.

  • Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam

    R280

    This catalogue was published as the companion publication to the exhibition ‘Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam’. The exhibition tour is sponsored by the Mondriaan Stichting.

  • African Artists: From 1882 to Now

    R1500

    Modern and Contemporary African art is at the forefront of the current curatorial and collector movement in today’s art scene. This groundbreaking new book, created in collaboration with a prestigious global advisory board, represents the most substantial appraisal of contemporary artists born or based in Africa available

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    Afropolis: City/Media/Art

    R340

    The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective. This is the first time the book is available in English.

  • Against the Grain – Contemporary Art from the Edward R Broida Collection

    R400

    This catalogue of outstanding paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from Edward R. Broida’s recent gift of 175 contemporary works from his collection to The Museum of Modern Art reflects a wide range of artistic approaches. Most pieces were created after 1960; several artists, such as Vija Celmins, Philip Guston, Ken Price and Christopher Wilmarth, are represented in depth. The Broida collection also includes works by Richard Artschwager, Jake Berthot, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Joel Shapiro, Mark di Suvero and John Walker, among others, and significant works by Jennifer Bartlett, Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra that provided important additions to the Museum’s holdings. This book includes an introduction to the collection by John Elderfield, the Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and an interview with Broida conducted by Ann Temkin, Curator of Painting and Sculpture. The plate section reproduces at least one work by each of the 38 artists included in the gift, and in many cases numerous works by one artist.

  • Ai Weiwei Speaks : with Hans Ulrich Obrist

    R280

    A new edition of conversations between the artist Ai Wei Wei and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, coming up to the present day. Ai Weiwei – artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist – extended the notion of art and is one of the world’s most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, he discusses the many dimensions of his artistic life, ranging over subjects including ceramics, blogging, nature, philosophy and the myriad influences that have fed into his work. He also talks candidly about his father, his childhood spent in exile and his criticism of the Chinese state.

  • Ai Weiwei. 40th Ed.

    R450

    This monograph explores each of Ai’s career phases up until his release from Chinese custody. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai’s development from his early New York days right through to his recent practice.