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  • 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.

  • 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. . .

  • 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.

  • Alain Clément: Sculpture

    The exhibition, voluntarily minimalist, of the artworks created in 2012-2013 demonstrates the freedom gained by Alain Clément in the realisation of sculpture.

  • Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

    R950

    Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, this stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself; provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.

  • Anton Gormley: Cast

  • Artist Quarter: Modigliani, Montmartre & Montparnasse

    R575

    A vivid account of Bohemian Paris at the birth of Cubism and other movements, with Modigliani as hero among other artists and writers now legends.

  • Artists’ Laboratory 01: Ian McKeever RA

    R200

    The first book in the Artists’ Laboratory series, delves into the work of Ian McKeever through essays and conversations.

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    Basquiat. 40th Ed.

    Original price was: R750.Current price is: R675.

    Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life?so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.”

  • Black Looks, White Myths

    Catalogue of the first ever Biennale, Africus ’95 in Johannesburg bringing together eighteen South African and four Spanish artists reflecting the extreme diversity of these artists’ professional backgrounds and creative techniques

  • British Artists: John Everett Millais

    R100

    John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the quintessential English gentleman artist. Author Christine Riding analyzes his artistic career, his critics, and his audience, exploring the broader issues that preoccupied his contemporaries on the subject of art itself.

  • British Artists: Joseph Wright

    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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    Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin

    R660

    “Anyone who directly and genuinely renders what drives him to create is one of us,” proclaimed the manifesto of Die Brücke (The Bridge), a close-knit group of artists who first met in Dresden in 1905. Its founding members were four Jugendstil architecture students: Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Eschewing the contemporary academic styles and subjects, these four artists instead looked to their German art heritage to make…

  • Chagall

    R250

    For Marc Chagall (1887-1985), painting was an intricate tapestry of dreams, tales, and traditions. His instantly recognizable visual language carved out a unique early 20th-century niche, often identified as one of the earliest expressions of psychic experience.