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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.

  • Aboriginal Australians

    R120

    Published by Thames and Hudson, here is a lively, vibrantly illustrated social and cultural history of the Aboriginal Australians, from their origins to the present day.

  • BibliOdyssey

    R240

    BibliOdyssey’s mission has been to search the dustier corners of the
    internet and retrieve these materials for our enjoyment. Thanks to the
    efforts of this singular weblog, a myriad of long-forgotten imagery has
    now resurfaced.

  • Fabergé: Romance to Revolution

    R1400

    A beautifully illustrated book that explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia–and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs–to global recognition.

  • Fallen Idols : Twelve Statues That Made History

    R450

    Statues are one of the most visible – and controversial – forms of historical storytelling. The stories we tell about history are vital to how we, as societies, understand our past and create our future. So whose stories do we tell? Who or what defines us? What if we don’t all agree? How is history made, and why?  FALLEN IDOLS looks at twelve statues in modern history. It looks at why they were put up; the stories they were supposed to tell; why those stories were challenged; and how they came down. History is not erased when statues are pulled down. If anything, it is made.

  • Fry’s Ties

    R450

    A keen collector of nifty neckwear from a young age, Stephen Fry treats readers to a selection of truly tremendous ties alongside a bevy of unforgettable anecdotes and full-colour photographs.

  • Letters to Camondo

    R340

    ‘Letters to Camondo immerses you in another age… de Waal creates a dazzling picture of what it means to live graciously.  Subtle and thoughtful and nuanced and quiet. It is demanding but rewarding.

  • Misère: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century

    An incisive new piece of scholarship from renowned art historian Linda Nochlin tackling the concept of “misere,” or social misery, as it was reflected in the work of writers, artists, and philosophers in the nineteenth century.

  • Modisana (writtten in Sestswana)

    R100

    This beautiful picture book is about a boy who dares to dream of a big future. It is a story of empowerment, self-belief and leadership, and is inspired by the life of former president Nelson Mandela.

  • Mythos

    R300

    If you’re enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you’ll love Fry’s follow-up book HEROES, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.

     

  • The Complete MAUS

    R380

    MAUS is a brutally moving work of art about a Holocaust survivor — and the son who survives him. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story.

  • 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 Lives of Lee Miller

    R250

    Featuring a selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Ernst and Miro, Penrose’s tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.

  • 1000 Symbols : What shapes mean in art & myth

    R305


    1000 Symbols traces and reveals the historical and cross-cultural significance of 1000 commonly recognized symbols in a comprehensive single-volume dictionary for students and the general reader, placing each symbol in its historical and cultural context.

  • A Chance Meeting

    R190

    Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists.

  • A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa

    R400
    A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa articulates the variety of strategies that South African artists use to connect their living history with its past. The framework is to allow for the works to create a conversation that explores the impact of apartheid witnessing the complexities and multitude of issues that South Africa is confronting today.