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  • Man Ray: Writings on Art (Hardback)

    R570

    Man Ray (1890-1976), a pioneer of the Dada movement and a central protagonist of surrealism, is best known for his innovative photographs, but his writings are also remarkable expressions of his identity as an artist. The first extensive collection of Man Ray’s texts about art in English, Man Ray: Writings on Art illuminates the diverse ways in which the artist used words to express his aesthetic, philosophical and political ideas. Richly illustrated and drawing on a broad range of materials, including artists’ books, essays, interviews, letters and visual poems, this collection presents the artist’s most significant writings about art, many of them never previously published. Offering a long overdue vision of Man Ray as someone who used words both as a creative medium and as a means of articulating ideas about the nature and value of art, it provides a powerful insight for students and scholars of modern art, as well as for artists, photographers and all those who count themselves as Man Ray fans.

  • Walks of Art

    R130

    London is one of the world’s great cities for visual arts. Walks of Art takes you on ten walking tours of public modern art in the heart of the city. It is an illustrated map which comes in a cardboard pouch making it easy to carry around.

  • Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

    R220

    The language in which modern art is described can be even more mystifying than the art itself. Now, a fully updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms “offers a clear and reliable guide, with more than 450 pithy entries on the full range of international modern and contemporary art.

  • A Picasso Portfolio

    R500

    Printmaking was fundamental to Pablo Picasso’s artistic vision. Over his long career, he made well over 2,000 printed images, focusing on the intaglio techniques of etching, engraving, drypoint and aquatint, as well as on lithography and linoleum cut. This publication, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, explores Picasso’s creative process in printmaking starting in the early years of the twentieth century with his Blue and Rose periods, and extending up to the last years of his life.

  • How to Survive Modern Art

    R260

    Modern art arouses many different responses: suspicion, controversy and misunderstanding are among the most frequent. But it doesn’t need to be like that. To help out, here is a clear, accessible, fully illustrated introduction to what can otherwise seem a daunting subject.

  • In My View: Personal Reflections On Art By Today’s Leading Artists

    R300

    In My View is a collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. Among the artists are John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Chuck Close, Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Marlene Dumas, Antony Gormley, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Candida Höfer, Vik Muniz, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Bill Viola and Rachel Whiteread. The stories show the profound connections that exist between artists past and present and offer an alternative look at art history from the 15th century to the 1960s, through the eyes of contemporary artists themselves. Simon Grant’s introduction identifies themes that emerge and contextualizes the history and practice of artists looking back at the work of others.

  • Modern Art in Detail – 75 Masterpieces

    R500

    Great works of art cannot be fully understood in a single encounter: to get the most out of modern art, it pays to revisit and reconsider, to reflect and to scrutinize in detail. It is also helpful to understand a work’s context: what has gone before, what it may be reacting against or extending, how it embraces new technologies, and how it relates to contemporary thinking on such subjects as politics, sexuality, identity and the role of the artist.

  • Modern European Art

    R165

    This little book helps to sift and sort through the noise and confusion; a rather valuable achievement in our chaotic and bewildering age of uncertainty. William J. Havlicek, PhD.

  • Pablo Picasso (Masters of Art)

    R250

    What did Spain look like when Picasso was born? What kind of community did he grow up in? What was his studio like? Who were the people who had the most influence on his art? The answers to these and other questions help bring into focus the Spanish artist’s brilliant career and his influence on twentieth-century art.

  • Picasso

    R170

    ‘Lively, intelligent, free of cant and well written: a good introduction to a difficult subject’ The Burlington Magazine

  • Picasso and Africa

    R600

    Picasso and Africa illustrates how African art as well as African culture influenced Picasso in his art. What captured Picasso’s attention was not what he had seen on travels, but rather it was wooden sculptures from the African continent that he saw in Europe and as a result started a personal collection of African and Oceanic art.

  • Picasso: Life with Dora Maar – Love and War 1935-1945 (Catalogue)

    R750

    Dora Maar, born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in 1907, was a talented artist in her own right. While studying painting, she soon found a passion and gift for photography, and became a prominent member of the Surrealist movement. This catalogue traces her relationship with Picasso, from the time of their first meeting in late 1935 through 1937. Picasso expert Anne Baldassari demonstrates how those years were critical for both artists, and how their interaction provided mutual inspiration through the mid-1940s.

  • Styles, Schools and Movements

    R250

    A new and expanded edition of the internationally bestselling guide to modern and contemporary art. Modern art has come to be defined by its styles, schools and movements. The more than three hundred collected here provide an indispensable introduction to the major developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design during one of the most…

  • Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That

    R300

    Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp’s notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko’s multiforms and Carl Andre’s uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work.