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  • Indaba, My Children: African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs

    R280

    First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of African folk tales that chart the story of African tribal life since the time of the Phoenicians. It is these stories that have shaped Africa as we know it.

  • Fire Walker

    R500

    Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

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    Rebels and Rage

    R250

    Adam Habib, the most prominent and outspoken university official through the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses in this new book. This book is both an attempt at a historical account and a thoughtful reflection on the issues the protests kicked up, from the perspective not only of a high-ranking member of university management, but also Habib as political scientist with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid.

  • Primitivism and modern art

    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.

  • Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics

    R600

    Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image.

    This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.

  • Leon Trotsky – A Revolutionary?s Life

    R300

    Here, Trotsky emerges as a brilliant and brilliantly flawed man. Rubenstein offers us a Trotsky who is mentally acute and impatient with others, one of the finest students of contemporary politics who refused to engage in the nitty-gritty of party organization in the 1920s, when Stalin was maneuvering, inexorably, toward Trotsky’s own political oblivion.

  • The Architect and the Scaffold: Evolution and Education in South Africa (African Human Genome Initiative series)

    This publication brings together thinkers and experts such as Wieland Gewers, President of the Academy of Science of South Africa and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town; High Court Judge Denis Davis who looks at evolution from a “somewhat dissident Jewish perspective”; Professor Caroline Odora-Hoppers, whose passionately pleads for the education of our children to include indigenous knowledge; and a myriad of curriculum developers, book publishers, teachers and religious scholars.

  • The Photobook: A History Volume III

    R1,600

    The third volume in an authoritative and comprehensive series, The Photobook: A History volume IIIprovides a unique perspective on the story of contemporary photography through the genre of the photobook.

  • Photoshop for Lightroom Users

    R600

    Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs–many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow–it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image.

  • The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography

    R450

    From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography is the first book in English to document this phenomenon and to put it into historical context, while also examining the diverse approaches thriving within contemporary photography.

  • The Vikings: Lords of the Sea

    In their lifetime these lords of the seas terrified the world, causing 8th-century Europe to pray for deliverance.

     

  • Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists

    R440

    Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative ‘category killer’ approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists.

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    Splat!

    R290

    The real-life stories of some of the greatest artists of all time.

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    Genius!

    R290

    An educational exploration of the greatest inventions of the last 2,000 years, and the brilliant inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible.

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    Explore!

    R200

    An exciting retelling of the real-life adventures of the most daring explorers of all time.

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    Eureka!

    R200

    A vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind the most amazing scientific discoveries of all time.