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  • Fashioning Felt (Paperback)

    Felt is the oldest fabric known to mankind; its earliest examples date back to 6,500 B.C. In recent years, the fabric has found contemporary applications in an extraordinary range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture and home furnishings. Felt’s first revival in modern times occurred as a part of the fiber-arts movement of the 1970s; the 1990s saw a surge of innovations in its production, triggering the current resurgence of interest in the fabric. A combination of scholarly research into its history, the exploration of its technical applications and sustainability issues have inspired many leading artists and designers to work with felt. Fashioning Felt examines this recent explosion of interest. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, it presents handmade and commercially produced designs for felt, and explores through essays and full-color illustrations the material’s rich history.

  • From Africa: a Celebration of Creativity from Africa Compiled and Published by Counter-Print

    R420

    Featuring 19 design companies & their work including: Hust Wilson, Thandiwe Muriu, Elio Moavero, Thabiso Ntuli, Vukile Batyi, Pearly Yon, Mam’Gobozi Design Factory, Daniel Ting Chong, The Ninevites, Mrs + Mr Luke, Blood, Sweat + Polony, R!OT – Sindiso Nyoni, Bold Branding, Studio Onss Mhirsi, Ahmad Hammoud, VM DSGN, David Alabo and MUTI.

  • Fry’s Ties

    R450

    A keen collector of nifty neckwear from a young age, Stephen Fry treats readers to a selection of truly tremendous ties alongside a bevy of unforgettable anecdotes and full-colour photographs.

  • Headrests of Southern Africa: The Architecture of Sleep

    R1700

    Headrests from Southern Africa – The architecture of sleep presents the subject of southern African headrests in a fascinating new light. The book, richly illustrated – often with in situ photographs, offers unique historical and personal information collected from many of the original owners and carvers of the headrests. So, for the first time African headrests are brought to life with detailed information and the stories of their creation, ownership, use and significance.

  • IAM: Intense Art Magazine: dédié au Sénégal (#02 2016)

    Dedicated to art, women and Africa

  • Japanese Design : An Illustrated Guide to Art, Architecture and Aesthetics in Japan

    R340

    Patricia Graham helps guide readers through the aspects of Japanese art and design we’ve all come to appreciate-whether it’s a silk kimono, carefully raked garden path or modern snack food packaging. From the ten key characteristics of Japanese design to the Shinto and Buddhist influences on its aesthetics, this book serves as a great resource for the different styles and how they developed. Another fascinating and less explored piece of design in Japan is its influence on and interpretation by Westerners.

  • Life-Line Knot: Six Object Biography

    R230

    A collection of esays about objects in the collection at Wits Art Museum, based on research by postgraduate History of Art students at the University of the Witwatersrand and their lecturers: Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes. This book accompanies the exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.

    “A particularly exciting and important aspect of this project is the reinvigoration of art history in a South African context. Through the association with Wits Art Museum, students have the privilege of doing original research with objects, of seeking links across disciplines and time-frames, and of finding new paths beyond western-tradition art historical practice” Anonymous peer reviewer

  • Logo life Life histories of 100 famous logos

    Logo Life: Life histories of 100 famous logos

    R130

    In the book Logo Life. Life histories of 100 famous logos, you can read the short histories of the Apple logo and 99 other logos for world-famous brands, seeing all the little steps and great leaps in the visual evolution of these logos, as well as some of their most iconic uses in brand advertising.

  • Norman Catherine

    R950

    Foreword by David Bowie. Norman Catherine is considered to be at the forefront of South African contemporary art with his rough-edged comical and nightmarish forms rendered in brash cartoon colours; his idiosyncratic visions and his dark cynicism and exuberant humour.

  • Packaging Design

    R450

    The third volume in this series is on packaging design and features carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories of packaging – sustainable packaging, functional forms, dispensing systems, advanced protection, interactive and mass craft. Seven specially commissioned `visual narratives’ are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on over 100 materials.

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    Paul Poiret

    Original price was: R190.Current price is: R100.

    Paul Poiret, whose career spanned both the Belle Epoque and the Roaring 1920s, was the first true fashion designer. But he was not just a consummate master of couture, he was also an extraordinary man – an innovator in the fields of perfume, textiles and furnishings, and the host of some of the most extravagant…

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    Putman Style

    R500

    “Not only is Andrée Putman a wizard of design; she is also a muse that inspires timelessness.” Jack Lang, former French Minister of Culture. Andrée Putman was first cut above the rest when, twenty years ago, she conceived the first boutique hotel, the Morgan. She was also the one to open a new path for…

  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled : David Hockney in Normandy

    R560

    So when Covid-19 and lockdown struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old Normandy farmhouse where Hockney set up a studio a year before, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relished the enforced isolation as an opportunity for even greater devotion to his art.

  • Stationery Design Now!

    R210

    This title features outstanding letterheads, envelopes, and business cards from around the world – good ideas by the hundreds. Whether you’re starting your own business or simply trying to stay in business, three paper-based items are absolutely crucial to your company: letterhead, envelopes, and business cards. These items, along with your logo, are the pillars of a well-defined corporate identity.

  • Ten Years of Collecting

    R185

    Ten Years of Collecting (1979-1989), David Hammond-Tooke and Anitra Nettleton, softcover, published by the University of the Witwatersrand, 1989, tearing, creasing and wear to cover, shelf wear.