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  • 1000 Chairs

    R400

    This dedicated compendium displays each chair as pure form, along with biographical and historical information about the pieces and their designers. An illuminating tome for design aficionados and an essential reference for collectors!

  • Ai Weiwei. 40th Anniversary Edition

    R450

    This monograph explores each of Ai’s career phases up until his release from Chinese custody. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai’s development from his early New York days right through to his recent practice.

  • Animation Now! (Taschen 25th Anniversary)

    R150

    “For the person who gets a kick out of movies such as Shrek 2 and Finding Nemo, consider Animation Now!, a survey of 80 of the great cartoonists and animation studios worldwide, from Hollywood’s Pixar, Walt Disney, and DreamWorks SKG, to decidedly higher-brow practitioners such as South African artist William Kentridge.” – Business Week, New York

  • Art Nouveau

    R500

    This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features.

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    Basquiat. 40th Anniversary Edition

    R450

    Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life?so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.”

  • Chagall

    R270

    For Marc Chagall (1887-1985), painting was an intricate tapestry of dreams, tales, and traditions. His instantly recognizable visual language carved out a unique early 20th-century niche, often identified as one of the earliest expressions of psychic experience.

  • Chinese Propaganda Posters

    R360

    This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from Max Gottschalk’s vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare.

  • David Hockney. 40th Anniversary Edition

    R450

    Pop artist, painter of modern life, landscape painter, master of color, explorer of image and perception?for six decades, David Hockney has been known as an artist who always finds new ways of exploring the world and its representational possibilities.

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    Expanding the Universe: The Hubble Space Telescope

    R750

    With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 30th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, this updated edition of Expanding Universe presents 30 brand new images, unveiling more hidden gems from the Hubble’s archives.

    Ultra-high resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange “dark energy” that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerating rate.

  • L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

    R625

    Like most of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped is temporary and runs for 16 days from Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, October 3, 2021. Carried out in close collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, the historic structure is wrapped in recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue and recyclable red rope. The project is the posthumous realisation of a long-held dream for Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who first drew up plans to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in 1961 while renting a small room near the monument.

  • Stationery Design Now!

    R210

    This title features outstanding letterheads, envelopes, and business cards from around the world – good ideas by the hundreds. Whether you’re starting your own business or simply trying to stay in business, three paper-based items are absolutely crucial to your company: letterhead, envelopes, and business cards. These items, along with your logo, are the pillars of a well-defined corporate identity.

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    The Star Wars Archives

    R360

    In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy?Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi?and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe.

  • Wiener Werkstatte 1903-1932

    R600

    The Vienna Workshop and the “total work of art” – Founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waemdorfer, the Wiener Werkstatte (“Vienna Workshop”) was a collective of architects and craftsmen which aimed at fusing architecture and interior design into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Experimenting with various materials (gold, precious stones, and papier mache, for example), the artists of the Wiener Werkstatte created buildings and objects which combined classical elegance with streamlined functionality. Though the workshop lasted only thirty years, its influence is still strong today.

  • 1000 Tattoos

    R220

    Trawl through centuries of tattooing in this eye-popping history of the art of body decoration. From modest, discreet symbols to astonishing full-body adornments, the wonders of 1000 Tattoos will entertain, amaze, and inspire. Whether you’re considering getting ink done yourself or are simply curious about what lengths others have gone: this is the guide you’ve been looking for.

  • 20th Century Classic Cars. 100 Years of Automotive Ads

    R250

    From the Jim Heimann collection, a seminal collection of classic car ads—from the populism of the Ford Model T in the 1910s, through the sexy, aspirational cruisers of the 1950s, the quirkiness of the VW Beetle ads in the 1960s, right up to the present day of rugged SUVs and sleek, deluxe sports models. For more information…

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    100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

    R250

    Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe.

    Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 1.15 kg, 712 pages