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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. . .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andy Warhol exhibition book (paperback)

    R630

    Offering up new insight into Andy Warhol’s expanded art practice, presenting his life and work within the context of his time, this outstanding paperback exhibition catalogue emphasises how Warhol continues to be a relevant figure in a digital age. With illustrations of familiar and lesser-known aspects of Warhol’s career, an interview with former Factory insider,…

  • Art in Detail – 100 Masterpieces

    R500

    Great paintings cannot be fully understood in a single encounter; there is always more to be derived from them. Art lovers may revisit and reconsider the masterpieces throughout their lives, but a deeper understanding can only be gained by analysing the painting in detail, be it the placement of the subject, the lighting, the style of brushstrokes or the themes.

  • Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

    R550

    This wide-ranging exploration of different methods and media in art since the 1950s includes nine chapters that focus on individual processes of making: Painting, Woodworking, Building, Performing, Tooling Up, Cashing In, Fabricating, Digitizing, and Crowdsourcing. Detailed examples are interwoven with the discussion, including visuals that reveal the intricacies of techniques and materials. Artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Alice Aycock, Isa Genzken, Los Carpinteros, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Santiago Sierra, and Rachel Whiteread.

  • Art Nouveau

    R500

    This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features.

  • Art of McSweeney’s (Hardcover)

    R480

    A novel with each cover hand-illustrated by the author. Literary journals bound by magnets, or designed to look like junk mail. The sharp wit, gorgeous design, and playful why not invention of independent literary publisher McSweeney’s have earned it a large and loyal following and made its journals, books, The Believer magazine, and Wholphin DVDs collectible favorites of readers and graphic designers alike. Created by the McSweeney’s staff to commemorate their 11th (or 12th) anniversary, this book showcases their award-winning art and design across all the company’s activities. It features hundreds of images, interviews with collaborators such as Chris Ware and Michael Chabon, and dozens of insights into McSweeney’s quirky creative process and the visual experience of reading.

  • BibliOdyssey

    R240

    BibliOdyssey’s mission has been to search the dustier corners of the
    internet and retrieve these materials for our enjoyment. Thanks to the
    efforts of this singular weblog, a myriad of long-forgotten imagery has
    now resurfaced.

  • Chagall

    R270

    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.

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    Chinese Propaganda Posters

    R360

    This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from Max Gottschalk’s vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare.

  • Contact Zones NRB 10: Six and the City – 6 Short Plays on Nairobi

    R200

    Nairobi is a vibrant, excentric, extreme, and elusive city. The theater project Six and the City is dedicated to contemporary Nairobi.