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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Africa Meets Africa: The Power to Speak

    R150

    An educational resource about using ancient art and current cultural artifacts to teach Sub-Saharan African civilization to the young. This resource consisting of a video and an interactive resource book, offers teachers and learners a means of exploring creativity by introducting museums and galleries as rich educational resources that expose the wealth of African cultural…

  • 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

  • Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

    This accompanying publication examines how processes of commemoration and mourning were represented through the visual arts in Britain, Germany and France. Illustrations will range from artworks specifically commissioned as memorials of war – such as commemorative painting cycles and memorial sculpture – to those associated with formal and intellectual developments such as Dada and Surrealism, which created new visual forms to process experiences and memories of the conflict. Authors will also examine how memories of war influenced the art of the inter-war years and look at the social impact of the First World War through the interaction between artists, politics and city spaces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Beadwork, Art and the Body

    R380

    South African beadwork has a rich and diverse history and is abundantly represented in the beaded art pieces in the Wits Art Museum (WAM) collection. Some works date back to the 4th century CE but most date from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Currently numbering over 9 000 items, the three major collecting areas of classical, historical and contemporary African artworks are broad in their geographical range and deep in some local areas of specialisation.

    Paying homage to this collection, Beadwork, Art and the Body is a compilation of essays by scholars who have researched and written about the traditions, practices and aesthetic forms of beadwork in southern Africa. The book covers an expansive history of beadwork in South Africa from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The artists and the beadwork featured range from Sotho-, Tsonga-, Xhosa- and Zulu-speakers, ending with a focus on fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, whose work has been inspired by Xhosa beadwork. Questions of ethnic affiliation and beadwork patterns are explored in relation to the different aesthetic forms of beadwork and its use as a marker of identity and status within and beyond communities.

     

  • Beyond the Readymade

    R180
  • Booknesses: Artist’s Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection

    R500

    The exhibition Booknesses: Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection formed part of the larger Booknesses enterprise. The exhibition, consisting of 229 international and 29 local artists’ books and an extensive catalogue, was one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions of its kind globally. Curated by David Paton, with the assistance of Rosalind Cleaver and Jack Ginsberg, the…

  • Caps Visual Art Grade11 Learner’s Guide

    R400

    This unique book makes visual arts truly come alive for learners! It is in full colour (never done before), has a comprehensive chapter on visual literacy skills, covers the different themes by not only giving the historical background and characteristics but also an in-depth analysis of artworks, application activities as well as a section relating…

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    Caps: Design Grade 12 Learner’s Guide

    Original price was: R280.Current price is: R150.

    ‘The first ever full colour Design textbook designed for designers by designers’

    Available in English and Afrikaans

  • Das Bauhaus verfehlen / Missing the Bauhaus.

    R550

    It is 2022, just over a century since the founding of arguably the world’s most widely celebrated art and design school. In 2019, on the occasion of the Bauhaus’ centenary, the world’s media focused on the various ‘legacies’ of this school. Such retrospective appraisals of Bauhaus moment(s), movement(s) and model(s) demonstrate that the school has certainly not gone missing. Using the notion of verfehlen/missing as a point of departure, these time-travelling and varied contributions from the Global South posit different ways in which the word missing may be applied to the Bauhaus: Contributors from arts, architecture and design backgrounds raise and critique a range of problematic aspects attached to a nostalgic position of longing for the Bauhaus and reveal numerous instances of how the school’s mythologised model, freighted with Western confidence and hardheadedness, often simply misses, and continues to miss the point.

     

  • David Hockney. 40th Ed.

    R450

    Pop artist, painter of modern life, landscape painter, master of color, explorer of image and perception?for six decades, David Hockney has been known as an artist who always finds new ways of exploring the world and its representational possibilities.