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  • The Lives of the Surrealists

    R550

    Shocking, witty and always entertaining, Morris’s tales illuminate the striking variation in approaches to the Surrealist philosophy, both in the artists’ work and in their lives.

  • The Pre-Raphaelites And their World

    R260

    The Pre-Raphaelites and Their World discusses the lives and work of these friends and arch-rivals. Illustrated with photographs of the artists and reproductions of some of their finest paintings, it includes a history of the society from which the artists emerged, with a discussion of the position of women and the role of religion and literature in Pre-Raphaelite art.

  • The Standard Bank Foundation Collection of African Art 1986

    R120

    The Standard Bank Foundation of African Art, housed at the University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries was begun ten years ago. This exhibition, one of the largest of its kind ever held in South Africa, commemorates a partnership which expresses the true ideals of both private enterprise and public education in this country.

  • The Story of Art Without Men

    R810

    How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway?

  • The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

    R380

    An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania.

  • The Whole Picture

    R250

    From the stolen Wakandan art in Black Panther, to Emmanuel Macron’s recent commitment to art restitution, and Beyoncé and Jay Z’s provocative music video filmed in the Louvre, the question of decolonising our relationship with the art around us is quickly gaining traction. People are waking up to the seedy history of the world’s art collections, and are starting to ask difficult questions about what the future of museums should look like.

    In The Whole Picture, art historian and Uncomfortable Art Tour guide Alice Procter provides a manual for deconstructing everything you thought you knew about art, and fills in the blanks with the stories that have been left out of the art history canon for centuries.

  • The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century

    A bold new critique of the accepted history of figurative painting in the twentieth century.

    In The World New Made, critic Timothy Hyman argues that abstraction was just one of the means by which artists renewed pictorial language. Focusing on those painters who bucked tradition and opted for a new kind of figuration, Hyman presents them as a countermovement to the sometimes oppressive stylistic imperative that set in as Cubism became a movement. Around the world, artists such as Max Beckmann, Fernand Léger, Balthus, Paula Rego, Marc Chagall, Stanley Spencer, R. B. Kitaj, Philip Guston, Picasso, Matisse, Lucian Freud, and others found an idiom for human-centered painting. Together they offer a counterargument to Western formalism, but also a foundation for the figurative painters of the twenty-first century.

  • Trans Positions: Five Swedish Artists in South Africa

    R70

    Catalogue from the exhibition “Trans positio ns – Five Swedish Artist in South Africa” which was on display between 28/3-10/5 1998 at The South African National Gallery, Cape Town, in collaboration with Moderna Museet. It included works by: Elisabet Apelmo, Matts Leiderstam, Annika Lundgren, Elin Wikström and Måns Wrange.

  • Uncertain Curature

    R300

    Uncertain curature is a volume of bold and original explorations of the archive – the past, our material inheritance – and the ways it is displayed, interpreted and given meaning in the postcolonial world of South Africa. This operation on the past – what the authors have called ‘curature’ – can be seen as the postcolony’s way of rescripting its own history, which is both a trauma to be dealt with and a resource for the future.

  • Vitamin D3: Today’s best contemporary drawing

    R1400

    The latest instalment of this indispensable survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world’s leading art experts

    Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form. Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing’s possibilities – from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by more than 70 international art experts.

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    Walks of Art

    R130

    London is one of the world’s great cities for visual arts. Walks of Art takes you on ten walking tours of public modern art in the heart of the city. It is an illustrated map which comes in a cardboard pouch making it easy to carry around.

  • Wiener Werkstatte 1903-1932

    R600

    The Vienna Workshop and the “total work of art” – Founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waemdorfer, the Wiener Werkstatte (“Vienna Workshop”) was a collective of architects and craftsmen which aimed at fusing architecture and interior design into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Experimenting with various materials (gold, precious stones, and papier mache, for example), the artists of the Wiener Werkstatte created buildings and objects which combined classical elegance with streamlined functionality. Though the workshop lasted only thirty years, its influence is still strong today.

  • William Kentridge: Prints and Posters Catalogue Raisonné

    R6000

    The first installment in an epic catalogue raisonné of Kentridge’s linocuts, etchings, monotypes, posters and more… William Kentridge (born 1955) has been creating poignant, clever and visually arresting works across a variety of mediums for more than five decades. This book focuses on his long-standing relationships with printmaking and poster design. Over the past three…

  • Witches and Wicked Bodies

    R450

    Witches & Wicked Bodies provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft from the sixteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, ranging from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses. Such imagery has ancient precedents and has been repeatedly re-invented by artists over the centuries, to include scenes with corpses and cauldrons, caverns and kitchens, and the dead being raised through demonic or satanic rites – all inversions of an ordered and religious social world.

  • Woman Artist’s and The Surrealist Movement

    R500

    This pioneering book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas, and art works of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist movement. Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning, among many others, embodied their age as they struggled toward artistic maturity and their own “liberation of the spirit” in the context of the Surrealist revolution.

  • X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series

    R715

    This book gives a ?rsthand account of what it’s like to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and produce a hit animated series, and is jam-packed with never-before-seen concept sketches, storyboards, character models, background layouts, cels, and production and promotional materials.