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  • A Book of Fifty Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley

    During his lifetime, Beardsley’s subversive illustrations became synonymous with decadence: he delighted in the erotic, shocking audiences with his bizarre sense of humour and fascination with the grotesque. His work was deemed too scandalous by many publishers of the period, but found a suitably unseemly home with the notorious Leonard Charles Smithers (1861–1907). Shortly before his death, with his health in steep decline Beardsley converted to Roman Catholicism and asked Smithers to ‘destory all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings’. Smithers dutifully ignored his wishes and went on to sell many reproductions and forgeries of his work.

  • Aubrey Beardsley

    A major influence on the development of art nouveau, Beardsley’s distinct style has resonated with subsequent generations. In 1966 he was the subject of a large monographic exhibition at the V&A, which triggered a revival and proved seminal for psychedelic pop culture and design. Beardsley’s drawings remain a key reference in body art today and retain great popular appeal.

  • The Big Book of Shapes

    R200

    A superb activity book bursting with creative ideas.

  • Art Studio: Great Paintings in Colour

    R250

    Using carefully drawn line illustrations of famous masterpieces, Art Studio takes the colourist on an inspiring world tour. Along the way you can try your hand at replicating the originals or applying slightly – or perhaps even entirely – different palettes. In the process you will also learn to appreciate the complexity and composition of these great works.

  • The Drawings of Bronzino

    R500

    Drawings by the great Italian Mannerist painter and poet Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) are extremely rare. This important and beautiful publication brings together for the first time nearly all of the sixty drawings attributed to this leading draftsman of the 16th century.

  • Dubuffet Drawings 1935-1962

    R660

    An important new study of drawings by one of the most important French artists of the twentieth century

    Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) achieved international recognition in the late 1940s for his paintings inspired by children’s drawings, the art of psychiatric patients, and graffiti.

  • Martin Creed: Works

    R660

    Renowned for his straightforward approach to making art and his deft economy of means, Martin Creed has produced sculptures, installations, drawings, films, performances, music, and text, each of which has found its inspiration in the objects and activities of everyday life. This extensive volume documents some 800 works produced over twenty years and selected by the artist himself.

  • Matt Mullican : Notating the Cosmology

    R800

    Notating the Cosmology, 1973-2008 reproduces and organises pages torn from Matt Mullican’s own notebooks, accumulated over more than thirty years. The form imitates retrospective and biographic models, and integrates work notes used in Mullican’s performances under hypnosis that evoke his imaginary studio.

  • Tate Introductions: Robert Rauschenberg

    A lively and accessible introduction to the life and work of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), one of the most inventive and influential artists of the post-war period.

  • Turner’s Sketchbooks

    R400

    One of the most popular painters of all time, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) created a remarkable collection of sketchbooks over the course of his career. Thoughtful, revealing, and beautifully rendered, Turner’s sketchbooks offer an unparalleled window into his creative process.

  • Gruau

    R230

    Rene Gruau has been representing fashion since the 1940s. This talented illustrator with a worldwide reputation is probably the person most responsible for making fashion known in the second half of the 20th century, by understanding it better than anyone. This book, made in collaboration with the artist, contains some of the finest drawings that highlighted his career. It is a fashion show in its own right, signed with the famous signature of Gruau.

  • Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now

    R340

    Lines of Thought uncovers the process and practice of drawing, illustrated by a selection of work created over 500 years. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this publication studies the types of thinking that produced their drawings; brainstorming, inquiry, experiment, association, development and decision, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.

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    Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad

    R200

    An endearing and engaging look at emotions and how different situations cause different feelings. What has made Dog happy? Do you know what Cat is scared of? And why is Donkey so excited?
    A range of fun art activities encourages young readers to explore their feelings and express themselves with drawings, doodles, and decorations.

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    Push, Pull, Empty, Full

    R200

    Bear, Duck and Rabbit take little artists on big adventures – outside and inside, up and down, left to right and back again! Yasmeen Ismail’s simple, amusing line art helps children identify word meanings, look at things from a variety of perspectives and get creative on every page.

  • Read This If You Want To Be Great At Drawing

    R290

    This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.

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    The Mind’s Eye – An Introduction To Making Images

    PLEASE NOTE! This title is available by special order only and prices may fluctuate based on the exchange rate. Please contact the bookstore directly to place an order / query at [email protected]

    This is not a how-to book. It is a how-to-think-about-how-to book. In it I bombard you with images and metaphors with never a photograph or diagram in sight. Your mind’s eye will create all the images in this text, and each mind is unique. Getting these, and other images, down on paper will provide you with fun, frustration, joy and despair. Like life.