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  • The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship – Michael Petry

    R420

    The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today’s most innovative and sought-after works of art.

  • Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

    R200

    How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a museum or gallery, or a review of an exhibition, and found yourself none the wiser? The language in which modern art is described can be even more mystifying than the art itself. Now, a fully updated and expanded edition…

  • British Baroque: Power and Illusion

    This exhibition book, created to accompany Tate Britain’s 2020 exhibition British Baroque: Power & Illusion, explores how art and architecture were used by the crown, the church, and the aristocracy to project images of status in an age when the power of the monarchy was being questioned.

    Featuring the work of the leading painters of the day—including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, and James Thornhill—it celebrates ambitious grand-scale portraits, the persuasive illusion of mural painting, the brilliant woodcarving of Grinling Gibbons, and the magnificent architecture of the great buildings of the age by Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Vanbrugh.

  • Tate Introductions: Andy Warhol

    R180

    A central figure in pop art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was one of the most significant and influential artists of the later twentieth century. In the 1960s he began to explore the growing interplay between mass culture and the visual arts, and his constant experimentation with new processes for the dissemination of art played a pivotal role in redefining access to culture and art as we know it today.

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    A Little Feminist History of Art

    R220

    Exploring themes such as gender inequality, sexuality, domestic life, personal experiences and the female body, A Little Feminist History of Art is a celebration of one of the most ambitious, influential and enduring artistic movements to emerge from the twentieth century.

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 Years of Looking Forward

    R800
    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1935. Seventy-five years later, its permanent collection contains numerous masterpieces of world art. This anniversary retrospective includes more than 300 large-scale plates and 50 text entries on individual works.
  • Oiticica in London

    R300

    Exhibition Catalogue about the influential Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, shown at TATE Gallery, London, UK, in 2007.

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    Ephraim Ngatane – A Setting Apart

    R300

    This first comprehensive introduction to Ngatane’s oeuvre offers an intimate reflection on the artist’s tragically short life and showcases more than 80 of his most important works in public and private collections.

  • The Artist in the Garden – The Quest for Moses Tladi

    R500

    Discover South Africa’s first black artist working in an international style.

  • Natalia Goncharova

    R500

    This publication will consider the entire spectrum of Goncharova’s creative practice. An important focus will be her 1913 exhibition in Moscow at which she displayed over 350 paintings along with the numerous drawings, studies, prints and designs, demonstrating her prolific and prodigious talent. It will also address how Goncharova was unafraid to explore subjects in her art that were considered taboo for a gentile woman of pre-war Europe, such as the female nude, paganism and marginalised cultures. The artist caused controversy with her biblical scenes, which were rendered in intense and earthly manner that reflected her personal experiences in the period leading to the outbreak of the First World War. Her involvement in performative practices of the futurist movement in Russia went along with her own ground-breaking experiments with non-figurative forms. It was her work that largely contributed to elevating theatre design and costume-making into an art form.
    Essays by leading experts and lavish illustrations will bring to a new audience the diverse work of this modernist artist whose oeuvre blazed the path of Russian avant-garde painting, ground-breaking European theatre design and modernist graphic design.

  • art histories, theories and exceptions

    R300

    Our understanding of art has undergone several major upheavals in the past thirty years. Postmodernism and mass media began the process of disruption in the 1980s. The explosion in the use of digital technologies since the 1990s has radically altered the way in which art is now created, perceived and made available. The recent shift…

  • 100 ideas that changed art

    Lavishly illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.

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    Art in modern culture: an anthology of critical texts

    This critical anthology on the place of art in modern culture and history contains 33 essays and articles by various contributors. It should be a resource for students concerned with modern art, not as a specialized and insulated concern, but as an important aspect of socio-cultural relations.

  • Art and Laughter

    his is the first book to take seriously (though not too seriously) the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. “Art and Laughter” looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour.

  • Primitivism and modern art

    A fascination with the primitive lies at the heart of some of the most influential developments in Western art produced between 1890 and 1950 – a time that witnessed both the heroic period of modern art and the decline of Western colonial power. This work is an overview of this period.

  • Paul Nash

    R175

    As a painter, illustrator and critic, Paul Nash (1889-1946) was at the forefront of British art in the first half of the twentieth century.