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  • 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows : The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

    R1125

    ‘Engrossing… A remarkable story’ Sunday Times’Above all a story of inherited resilience, strength of character and self-determination’ ObserverChinese dissident. Ground-breaking artist.

    Global icon. Here, through the sweeping, extraordinary story of his own and his father’s lives, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China over the last 100 years. He recounts a childhood in exile in a desolate place known as ‘Little Siberia’, his move to America as a young man and eventual return home, then his rise from unknown to art-world superstar and international human rights activist – and how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime.

  • 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

  • Ai Weiwei. 40th Anniversary Edition

    R450

    This monograph explores each of Ai’s career phases up until his release from Chinese custody. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai’s development from his early New York days right through to his recent practice.

  • Alain Clément: Sculpture

    The exhibition, voluntarily minimalist, of the artworks created in 2012-2013 demonstrates the freedom gained by Alain Clément in the realisation of sculpture.

  • Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

    R550

    This wide-ranging exploration of different methods and media in art since the 1950s includes nine chapters that focus on individual processes of making: Painting, Woodworking, Building, Performing, Tooling Up, Cashing In, Fabricating, Digitizing, and Crowdsourcing. Detailed examples are interwoven with the discussion, including visuals that reveal the intricacies of techniques and materials. Artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Alice Aycock, Isa Genzken, Los Carpinteros, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Santiago Sierra, and Rachel Whiteread.

  • Art of McSweeney’s (Hardcover)

    R480

    A novel with each cover hand-illustrated by the author. Literary journals bound by magnets, or designed to look like junk mail. The sharp wit, gorgeous design, and playful why not invention of independent literary publisher McSweeney’s have earned it a large and loyal following and made its journals, books, The Believer magazine, and Wholphin DVDs collectible favorites of readers and graphic designers alike. Created by the McSweeney’s staff to commemorate their 11th (or 12th) anniversary, this book showcases their award-winning art and design across all the company’s activities. It features hundreds of images, interviews with collaborators such as Chris Ware and Michael Chabon, and dozens of insights into McSweeney’s quirky creative process and the visual experience of reading.

  • Artists’ Laboratory 01: Ian McKeever RA

    R200

    The first book in the Artists’ Laboratory series, delves into the work of Ian McKeever through essays and conversations.

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    Basquiat. 40th Anniversary Edition

    R450

    Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life?so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.”

  • Bruce Murray Arnott: Into the Megatext

    R790

    BRUCE MURRAY ARNOTT: INTO THE MEGATEXT provides the first comprehensive overview of one of South Africa’s most significant sculptors. His influence as an artist, scholar, designer, curator, and educator runs deep; intuited through the work of many of South Africa’s leading contemporary scholars and practitioners in the visual arts.

  • 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.

  • Dark Side of the Boom

    R600

    This book lifts the lid on some of the excesses that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake, notably at its very top end. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, as do issues over authentication and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions.

  • Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, and Multiples – 1960 to Now

    R780

    This survey explores ways artists across Europe have turned to printed mediums, from woodcut to wallpaper, in a quest to expand their creative thinking. It presents the work of 118 artists, collectives, and journals from twenty countries in thematic sections, accompanied by in-depth texts that place this work in a historical context. Traditional etchings, lithographs, and screenprints as well as unusual book formats, editioned sculptural objects, postcards, and even shopping bags and record jackts are represented, demonstrating the vitality artists have brought to printed art in the contemporary period.

  • From Africa: a Celebration of Creativity from Africa Compiled and Published by Counter-Print

    R420

    Featuring 19 design companies & their work including: Hust Wilson, Thandiwe Muriu, Elio Moavero, Thabiso Ntuli, Vukile Batyi, Pearly Yon, Mam’Gobozi Design Factory, Daniel Ting Chong, The Ninevites, Mrs + Mr Luke, Blood, Sweat + Polony, R!OT – Sindiso Nyoni, Bold Branding, Studio Onss Mhirsi, Ahmad Hammoud, VM DSGN, David Alabo and MUTI.

  • History in Contemporary Art and Culture

    R600

    Written primarily for a broad range of fine arts students, this book encourages readers to reconsider their studies and art practices in light of a historical perspective, enhanced by creative contributions from artists, imaginative philosophers, and influential cultural commentators.

  • Modern Art (Art Essentials)

    R250

    Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st.

  • Slow Painting

    R750

    A quiet revolution in painting that seeks to overturn fast-paced art production

    British curator and writer Martin Herbert brings together in this volume the works of 19 contemporary painters that share a common stance that has come to be identified as “slow painting,” referring both to its creation and its apprehension by the viewer. Moving from representation to abstraction, these artists insist on the phenomenological experience, creating works that reveal themselves slowly, as a riposte to the contemporary tendency toward an art that is “fast,” quickly made and then consumed.

    With 50 illustrations, Slow Painting includes an essay and curatorial overview by Martin Herbert and round-table interview with Hettie Judah.