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  • 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

    R750

    Hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by The New York Times, Ai Weiwei has written a sweeping memoir that presents a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process.

  • A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

    R700

    David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated?he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.

  • A History Of Pictures

    R590

    Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how, conversely, do films and television connect with old masters?

  • Art – The Whole Story

    R440

    Written by an international team of artists, art historians, and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world’s most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the informative and highly illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are included as well, in order to help readers with each movement’s historical context.

  • Art of the 20th Century

    R700

    Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century. An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone, which is why we decided to make a special, more compact edition of this two-volume classic in celebration of 25

  • British Prints from the Machine Age Rhythms of Modern Life 1914-1939

    R350

    British Prints from the Machine Age is a profusely illustrated examination of the impact of avant-garde Continental influences on British printmaking in the years stretching from the First World War to the outbreak of the Second.

  • 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…

  • Contemporary Art – World Currents

    Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. Artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities. This book shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s.

  • Flemish Paintings

    R480

    This is a catalogue of Flemish paintings housed in South African public collections. It offers a unique and interesting account of the many important paintings overlooked in international scholarship through lack of exposure

    Prof Bernadette Van Haute is Professor in Art History at the University of South Africa in the Department of Art and Music.
    She studied Ethnic Art in Belgium and wrote her Master’s dissertation on selected art of Central Africa. After moving to South Africa in 1983, she redirected her research interest to Flemish Art of the 17th century. Her Doctoral thesis focused on a monograph and catalogue raisonné of the Flemish artist David III Ryckaert (2000, Turnhout: Brepols).
    Because of the early Dutch presence in South Africa, she researched 17th century Flemish paintings in public collections in South Africa. This study project culminated in the richly illustrated book of Flemish Paintings (2006, Pretoria: Unisa Press).
    Prof Van Haute joined Unisa in 1983 in the then Department of History of Art and Fine Arts. She was Chief Editor of the accredited journal de arte from 1996 to 2017.

  • Georg Baselitz (Paperback)

    R1000

    It is said of Georg Baselitz that, in his upside-down pictures, he expresses the misery of the human creature. In South Africa we are very aware of the misery in which the human creature was dumped, but we are also very aware of the triumph of good over evil, gained against all odds and in all adversity as we endeavor to salve and heal wounds of the past.

  • Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught And Outsider Artists (Hardcover)

    R620

    More than 100 years of unschooled artistic genius is gathered in this wide-ranging survey that will elight and inform Outsider Art’s rapidly growing audience. Visionary art, art brut, art of the insane, na*ve art, vernacular art, “raw vision”—what do all these and many other categories describe? An art made outside the boundaries of official culture, first recognized more than a century ago by German psychiatrists who appreciated the profound artistic expression in the work of institutionalized patients. Promoted by brilliant museum curators like Alfred Barr and artists like Jean Dubuffet, such work became a wellspring of modern and contemporary art. This volume brings

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    Guernica : Painting the End of the World

    R290

    Attlee’s book succeeds in showing how influential Guernica has been.  Attlee digs up rich examples of the debate and devotion that invariably attended the painting.  Guernica literature abounds; but this book is a worthwhile addition.

  • Holland on paper – in the age of art nouveau

    R750

    This beautifully illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of over one hundred posters, decorative calendars, and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. With text by Clifford S. Ackley, one of the leading specialists on Dutch prints and drawings, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau provides a fascinating and visually rewarding introduction to a rich and creative artistic era.

  • Holland on paper – in the age of art nouveau (Copy)

    R750

    This beautifully illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of over one hundred posters, decorative calendars, and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. With text by Clifford S. Ackley, one of the leading specialists on Dutch prints and drawings, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau provides a fascinating and visually rewarding introduction to a rich and creative artistic era.

  • Hopper

    R270

    The scenes are marked by vivid color juxtapositions and stark, theatrical lighting, as well as by harshly contoured figures, who appear at once part of, and alien to, their surroundings. The ambiance throughout his repertoire is of an eerie disquiet, alienation, loneliness and psychological tension, although his rural or coastal scenes can offer a counterpoint of tranquility or optimism. This book presents key works from Hopper’s oeuvre to introduce a key player not only in American art history but also in the American psyche.

  • Impressionist Cats

    R180

    They can be charming or steeped in mute despair, vulgar or lovingly maternal, bourgeois or intellectual – but they are always Impressionist cats, caught as if by the camera, spontaneous and unprepared.