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  • Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

    R200

    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 Place Called Home

    R90

      An exhibition catalogue of a Contemporary Art Show with Artists from the South Asian Diaspora.

  • American Fashion

    R500

      Ultimate and unprecedented, American Fashion is a richly illustrated celebration of the history of fashion in this country. Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Fashion is a visual journey beginning with the protean creators in Hollywood and New York during the1930s and the significant and creative expansion that took place in…

  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

    R220

    The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly – and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity. In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis.

  • 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.

  • Art of Change – New Directions From China

    R390

    Amongst a host of exhibitions and books surveying ‘New Art from China’, this title stands out as a uniquely focused investigation of Chinese sculpture and installation. Exploring the work of a small number of artists, Liang Shaoji, Wang Jianwei, Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company, Gu Dexin, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Chen Zhen, Yingmei Duan  and illustrating their most powerful and engaging works, this book traces a very particular seam of performative Chinese art from the late 1980s to the present.

  • Art: The Groundbreaking Moments

    R270

      This intriguing take on the history of art focuses on groundbreaking moments that changed the course of artistic development, from cave paintings to contemporary works. The first portrait, the first realistic animal drawing, the first nighttime scene, the first nude study, the first still life. These ‘firsts’ and others are closely explored in twenty-five…

  • Asian Jewellery: Ethnic Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Belts, Head Ornaments

    R450

    The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewelery of Asian peoples. This volume provides a vivid and varied insight into body adornment around Asia: ivory, beads, leather, shells, enamel work, precious metals, and stones, alone or in combination, are illustrated throughout.

  • British Art Show 7 – In the Days of the Comet

    R240

      “British Art Show 7” is curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton and they have selected 39 artists on the grounds of their significant contribution to contemporary art in the last five years. All artworks included have been produced since 2005 and encompass sculpture, painting, installation, drawing, photography, film, video and performance, with…

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    Carsten Höller: Test Site

    R400

    Carsten Höller is the latest artist to be commissioned to create a piece for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. At the forefront of artists of his generation, Höller’s works range from the purely conceptual to the elaborately architectural and are concerned with human behaviour, communal experiences and altered states of mind. Very often they require the…

  • Conversions

    As populations grow, where and how we live is a major concern. Architects spend their time addressing the issue of housing, and converting spaces is often a more satisfactory solution than building from scratch. This book shows that with a bit of imagination all sorts of buildings can be converted into homes. Four chapters examine…

  • Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

    R360

    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.

     

  • Dior

    R145


    On the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary, the House of Dior presents a monumental recounting of its history, imparted through its exceptional legacy: one hundred and fifty of its most beautiful dresses. This magnificent, four-hundred-page book, unveils its most beautiful Haute Couture dresses captured with original photography and unique, insightful texts which annotating Christian Dior and its couturiers from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and Gianfranco Ferré to John Galliano.

  • 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.

  • Egpyt on the Brink:From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak

    R180

    Tarek Osman’s lively account of Egypt, its recent history, and myriad internal conflicts and frustrations, was published in November 2010 to immediate acclaim. Within months, the Egyptian people had risen in protest against the regime and President Mubarak was forced to resign.

  • 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.