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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.

  • 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.

  • Luxury Collection Hotel Stories

    R250

    Assouline began with an idea and a belief: the first, a notion that beauty, perfected, has meaning that is capable of transforming our lives; and the second, that a book—artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content—can open our eyes and minds.

  • Shop Cats of Hong Kong

    R290

    Against a background of Hong Kong’s bustling dried goods trade, dusty shelves groaning with traditional products, the beloved cats either stand out as shop mascots or magically melt away behind boxes and jars. Meanwhile, their innermost thoughts, delivered deadpan, are revealed through Ian Row’s intuitive haiku and stories.

  • The Hare With Amber Eyes : A Hidden Inheritance

    R250

    When he later inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke’s journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.

  • The Plant Hunter’s Atlas

    R680

    It harnesses the power of its science, the rich diversity of its gardens and collections to unearth why plants and fungi matter to everyone. Its aspiration is to end the extinction crisis and help create a world where nature and biodiversity are protected, valued and managed sustainably.

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    American Fashion Travel

    R300

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline’s bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Get a glimpse into the designers private and ultra-chic world of travel with personal anecdotes,…

  • Art of Change – New Directions From China

    R390

    Amongst a host of exhibitions and books surveying ‘New Art from China’, this title stands out as a uniquely focused investigation of Chinese sculpture and installation. Exploring the work of a small number of artists, Liang Shaoji, Wang Jianwei, Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company, Gu Dexin, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Chen Zhen, Yingmei Duan  and illustrating their most powerful and engaging works, this book traces a very particular seam of performative Chinese art from the late 1980s to the present.

  • Art of Spain DVD

    R280

    Art Of Spain, putting Spanish art on the map.  We know that Italy and Northern Europe are renowned for their art, but what about Spain? In this absorbing and original series, Spanish art gains centre stage as art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on the road to reveal the fabulous art treasures of the country. Travelling…

  • Cactus

    R260

    Cacti are full of contradictions. Although many are found in the driest and most barren environments on earth, some grow exclusively in the branches of the rainforest canopy. Many species bristle with ferocious-looking spines, while other varieties are perfectly smooth. And while they might strike us as the most austere plants on earth, nearly all of them exhibit remarkable floral displays—some even larger than the plant itself. In Cactus, Dan Torre explores these unique plants as they appear all around the world and throughout art, literature, and popular culture.

  • Calais Lace – Michael Kenna

    R400


    Since 1993 Michael Kenna has visited Calais many times and wandered at length throughout the town, photographing its urban landscapes and its proud industrious heart: the lace factories. On his first visit he met Annette Haudiquet, then head curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle. It was during this meeting that the idea for the book Calais Lace, and the exhibition it accompanies, was born.

  • Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

    R360

    Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed explores 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics. Each of these structures expresses what Chaubin considers the fourth age of Soviet architecture, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990.

     

  • Egpyt on the Brink:From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak

    R180

    Tarek Osman’s lively account of Egypt, its recent history, and myriad internal conflicts and frustrations, was published in November 2010 to immediate acclaim. Within months, the Egyptian people had risen in protest against the regime and President Mubarak was forced to resign.

  • Flavours of The Mediterranean

    R100

    In this beautifully photographed tour of Mediterranean cuisine, Baussan, author of Olive Oil and owner of l’Occitane, and French chef Meulien present fresh, unique recipes from the region.

  • I love you I hate you

    R440

    I love you I hate you is a book about Johannesburg told in two parts.

    The first is told through design. The second part is told through the essays of 34 writers describing a complicated relationship with Johannesburg.

  • No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice

    R185

    This is the definitive book for managing an incurable passion for a decaying, water-logged village. Whether you already have a raging case of Venetophilia or are among the fifteen million people who yearly put themselves in danger of contracting it, here is where you get your fix of Venetian wit, history, practicality, and enchantment.