In the footsteps of Mr Andersson: Milestones in Swedish-Namibia relations tells the story of the extraordinary relationship between Sweden and Namibia. It begins in the middle of the nineteenth century, when a Swedish explorer, adventurer, entrepreneur and arms dealer drew the earliest known maps of the areas now known as Namibia, northern Botswana and southern Zimbabwe.
Warhol sought out all the most glamorous figures of his times – Susan Sontag, Mick Jagger, the Barons de Rothschild – despite being burdened with an almost crippling shyness. Behind the public glitter of the artist’s Factory, with its superstars, drag queens and socialites, there was a man who lived with his mother for much of his life and guarded the privacy of his home. He overcame the vicious homophobia of his youth to become a symbol of gay achievement, while always seeking the pleasures of traditional romance and coupledom.
Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.
The legendary Eoan Group has performed opera, ballet and drama since the 1930s. The group was the first amateur company in South Africa to perform dance, theatre and grand opera often to packed houses in Cape Town’s best concert halls.
From The Ground Up is a three-part photographic essay focusing on the metamorphosis of the architecture in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This fascinating study, comprising photographs taken from the mid-1980s to the present, is by far the most comprehensive record of the design and evolution of this region’s built structures
In this previously unpublished body of work, Gary Schneider presents a haunting series of nudes and faces that emerge and seem to float above a receding black ground. Each image is rendered through a long exposure and by exploring the surfaces of the skin with a small handheld light. Due to the prolonged time required and the inevitable movements and consequent distortions that occur in the process, the results both reveal and obscure the intimate physical details and personality of the individual who poses.
Holding My Breath by Ace Moloi is a heart-wrenching, deeply inspirational grief memoir. Written in the form of a letter addressed to Moloi’s late mother, it tells his story before and after his mother’s death.
Organized thematically rather than geographically, each chapter reflects one of the travellers abiding impressions: the vibrant colours of the souks and textiles; the hubbub of its city streets; the country’s natural phenomena and more.
In this indispensable book Colin Rhodes surveys the history and reception of Outsider Art—first championed by Dubuffet and the Surrealists, now appreciated by a wide public—while providing insight into the achievements of both major figures and newly discovered artists.
The heart of the South African wine industry centres on several charming, historic towns nestled in idyllic valleys in-between rugged mountain ranges – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, and further afield, Hermanus, Tulbagh, Worcester and Robertson.
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.