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Craft Art in South Africa


This book will assist in building the cultural heritage of a South African design identity and demonstrate that the African Renaissance could come out of South Africa. The book will introduce South African craft artists to the rest of the world which will gender interest and positive economic implication.

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Much has changed since Craft Art in South Africa was published in 2002. This follow-up edition highlights the renewed sense of creativity and inspiration that is sweeping across the country against all odds. South African craft artists proliferate in these precarious economic times and maintain their artistic integrity with perseverance and passion. This book showcases the versatility and skill of some of the many artists working in South Africa today.

It takes pride in the wide variety of tactile craft art works created, and explores the interdisciplinary nature of creativity through the examination of beading, basket weaving, ceramics, fibre art, glass sculpture, metal and wirework, recycling, and wood carving. It rejoices in the sharing of skills between cultures, and in the sharing of creative knowledge towards upliftment and employment. But above all, it celebrates the craft artists themselves and honours their sheer ingenuity.

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Dimensions 25 × 20 cm



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Hardcover, 25x20cm, 240pp