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  • Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

    R200

    How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a museum or gallery, or a review of an exhibition, and found yourself none the wiser? The language in which modern art is described can be even more mystifying than the art itself. Now, a fully updated and expanded edition…

  • Dora Maurer

    R300

    Maurer trained in graphic techniques, and in her graphic works, she often examines the movement of markings left by different materials and production processes. Her works, be they photographs, graphic work or films, share a preoccupation with structure, relativity of perception and exploration of the medium’s limits. Essays to include an introductory overview by Tate curator Juliet Bingham; Klara Kemp-Welch will examine Maurer’s early works and pedagogical activities between 1975-7; Carly Whitefield will write on the artist’s film works and the state-run Balazs Bela Studio; and David Feher will survey the artist’s practice from the 1980s to the present day.

  • Paarl and Wellington: Gateway to the South African Winelands

    R200
  • Rothko

    Resisting interpretation or classification, Mark Rothko (1903–1970) was a prominent advocate for the artist’s consummate freedom of expression. Although identified as a key protagonist of the Abstract Expressionist movement, first formed in New York City, Rothko rejected the label and insisted instead on “a consummated experience between picture and onlooker.”

  • Kandinsky

    R120

    Over the course of his artistic career, Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) transformed not only his own style, but the course of art history. From early figurative and landscape painting, he went on to pioneer a spiritual, emotive, rhythmic use of color and line and is today credited with creating the first purely abstract work.

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    Koons

    R120

    The creations of Jeff Koons (born 1955) are at once immediately accessible and eloquently art historical. From basketball tanks to flower puppies, his instantly recognizable work frolics with banal imagery as much as it integrates cultural references such as Surrealism and Pop Art.

  • Haring

    R120

    One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958–1990) created a signature style that blended street art, graffiti, a Pop sensibility, and cartoon elements to unique, memorable effect. With thick black outlines, bright colors, and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions, sculptures, and works on canvas and paper have become instantly recognizable icons of 20th-century visual culture.

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    Basquiat

    R120

    An icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) first made his name under the graffiti tag “SAMO,” before establishing his studio practice and catapulting to fast fame at the age of 20. Although his career lasted barely a decade, he remains a cult figure of artistic social commentary, and a trailblazer in the mediation of graffiti and gallery art.

  • O’Keeffe

    R180

    Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was a major figure in modern American art for some seven decades. Importantly, her fame was not associated with shifting art styles and trends, but rather with her own unique vision, based on finding essential and abstract forms in nature.

  • Expressionism

    R120

    Sharp angles, strange forms, lurid colors, and distorted perspectives are classic hallmarks of Expressionism, the twentieth century movement that prioritized emotion over objective reality. Though particularly present in Germany and Austria, the movement’s approach flourished internationally and is today hailed as one of the most influential shifts in art history.

  • Art Nouveau

    R440

    Art Nouveau was deliberately nouveau. With a spirit of willful reform, this “New Art” style between the 1880s and the First World War inflected architecture, design, painting, graphic work, applied arts, and illustration with a radical rejection of imitative historicism and a new undulating aesthetic of flowing lines and organic forms, ripe with linear freedom and a liberation from artistic tradition and expectation.

  • Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

    R220

    Elected the architectural book of the year by the International Artbook and Film Festival in Perpignan, France, Frédéric Chaubin’s Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed explores 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics. Each of these structures expresses what Chaubin considers the fourth age of Soviet architecture, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. For more information click here 

  • Alchemy & Mysticism

    R330

    The Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabalists, Rosicrucians, and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in…

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    Extraordinary Records

    R220

    Now available as part of TASCHEN’s Bibliotheca Universalis series, this dazzling catalog of vinyl brings new meaning to the “album art.” Produced in collaboration with Colorsmagazine, it brings together over 500 remarkable records from the collection of Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Bastine.  

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    Vienna 1900

    R220

    Discover turn-of-the-century Vienna in this exploration of its most important protagonists, complete with sumptuous double-page reproductions across painting, sculpture, architecture, and design, as well as an essay by Rainer Metzger. Marking the centenary of the deaths of masters Klimt, Schiele, Wagner, and Moser, this collection joins the Austrian capital in its 2018 celebration of Modernism.    

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    Vivienne Westwood

    R250

    Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions of people across the world.