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  • Antony Gormley (Tate Modern Artists)

    R200

    One of the most celebrated and talked about artists of his generation, Turner Prize-winner Antony Gormley (b. 1950) generates lively debate and critical acclaim. His large-scale, iconic projects such as Angel of the North at Gateshead, the 100 cast-iron sculptures he placed on a British beach for Another Place, and the hundreds of small terracotta figurines he asked the public to create for Field have cemented his place among today’s leading contemporary artists.

  • Barbara Hepworth: Writing and Conversations (Softcover)

    R380

    Barbara Hepworth’s work and ideas are illuminated in her own lucid and eloquent words in this first collection of her writings and conversations. The collection makes available much that is out of print and inaccessible, and includes a significant number of unpublished texts. It is a surprisingly large body of work, and it spans almost the whole of Hepworth’s artistic life. Her gift for language and desire to communicate to a public are evident throughout. Alongside the writings are Hepworth’s lectures and speeches, a selection of interviews and conversations with writers and journalists, and radio and television broadcasts

  • Barbara Hepworth: Writing and Conversations

    R500

    Barbara Hepworth’s work and ideas are illuminated in her own lucid and eloquent words in this first collection of her writings and conversations. The collection makes available much that is out of print and inaccessible, and includes a significant number of unpublished texts. It is a surprisingly large body of work, and it spans almost the whole of Hepworth’s artistic life. Her gift for language and desire to communicate to a public are evident throughout. Alongside the writings are Hepworth’s lectures and speeches, a selection of interviews and conversations with writers and journalists, and radio and television broadcasts

  • Naum Gabo: Constructions For Real Life

    R500

    Published to accompany  Naum Gabo’s exhibition of the same title, Constructions For Real Life marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.

    Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, the exhibition focuses on key themes in his work.

  • 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.

  • Kara Walker

    R400

    This book features the early drawings and small clay models made by the artist as well a striking views of the final installation. Walker’s figures derive from an array of art historical, literary and cultural sources, illustrated here in a separate section designed by the artist, who also contributes an eloquent description of the project. The curator Clara Kim provides insights into the motivations for the new commission, while the celebrated author Zadie Smith explores key moments in Walker’s career leading up to the extraordinary new work.

     

    Please note that the image used here is used as a visual guide only, and is not the final cover image for the book.

  • Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life exhibition book

    R450

    This lavishly illustrated paperback with exposed spine detail accompanies the first UK retrospective of Olafur Eliasson’s work.

  • Andries Botha: Being Here (and there)

    R100

    An exhibition catalogue of major works spanning the illustrious 40-year career of South Africa’s pre-eminent contemporary sculptor, Andries Botha, entitled Being Here (and there).

  • Takis

    R500

    This is the first book in English to introduce this key figure of Europe’s postwar avant-garde and cultural underground. Through new essays and primary sources, it foregrounds the artist’s influence in contemporary art since the 1960s.

  • Louise Bourgeois (Modern Artists)

    R150

    This engaging survey probes the spellbinding life and work of Louise Bourgeois, whose artworks are among the most memorable of the 20th century, and now the 21st. Bourgeois, born in Paris in 1911, has produced a body of work that is as diverse in its use of materials as it is consistent in its themes. While placing her within key art historical traditions, each chapter focuses on the artist’s use of different media and techniques, from painting and assemblage to sculpture, paper ephemera, and beyond.

  • Tracey Emin (Modern Artists)

    R195

    Emin’s use of intensely personal, everyday materials gives her work an intimate quality, combining avant-garde ideas with feminine traditions of craft. This book presents Emin’s art in clear, accessible language, with full-color reproductions throughout. It provides a highly informed key to understanding one of the most hotly discussed artists at work today, responsible for some of the most iconic works of recent times.

  • RW: Rachel Whiteread (Modern Artists)

    R200

    Rachel Whiteread solidifies space. Employing materials that include concrete, plaster, resin and rubber to mould not the objects themselves but the areas within or around them, she has single-handedly expanded the parameters of contemporary sculpture.

  • David Smith

    R320

    One of the best-known American sculptors of the modern period, David Smith (1906–1965) was a pioneer of abstract sculpture. He revolutionized the possibilities of metal sculpture by introducing the industrial process of welding, enabling him to create the most extraordinarily balanced compositions – using metal to ‘draw in space’. Predominantly known as a sculptor, the book also sheds light on his prolific practice of drawing, sketching, writing and photographing his sculptures.

  • Tate Introductions: Alberto Giacometti

    R150

    Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) is best known for his distinctive elongated figures that are inescapably linked to the post-War climate of existential despair. This book, created with unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, offers a lively, clear, and comprehensive introduction to Giacometti’s sculpture from his first works of art through his surrealist compositions to the emergence of his mature style, and presents the ongoing debates concerning his significance.

  • Alberto Giacommetti

    Alberto Giacometti is one of the few artists of the last century whose work is almost more recognisable than his name. This exhibition catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of Giacometti’s career, from his first professional works of art through to his surrealist compositions, focuses on the art, the people and the events that influenced him, and on the original and experimental way in which he worked.

  • Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

    R750

    American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects. Calder travelled to Paris in the 1920s, having originally trained as an engineer, and by 1931 he had invented the mobile, a term coined by Duchamp to describe Calder’s sculptures which moved of their own accord.