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    Breyten Breytenbach : A Monologue in Two Voices

    R150

    In this beautiful book on the work of Breyten Breytenbach, Saayman argues that writing and painting form two manifestations of one and the same creative force in Breytenbach’s ouevre.

     

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    Gary Schneider, Handbook of South African Artists

    R150

    In 2011, on a trip to South Africa for an exhibition, Gary Schneider began a series of handprint portraits of South African artists. Having grown up in South Africa, which he left in 1977 at the age of twenty-three, Schneider realised that this would not be an overview of South African art but rather a way to reconnect with a country that still has an enormous influence on his work.

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    Haabre (Hardback)

    R150

    Joana Choumali is fascinated with African people of different social origins who proudly display their facial scarification. But the practice is disappearing in her native Ivory Coast and the surrounding countries, due to pressure from religious and state authorities and urban practices. Choumalis work involves the link between past and present, as well as self-image. For this project she sought out the last generation of people who bear the imprint of the past on their faces. What was once the norm, indicating social standing or tribe, is now excluded. Through portraits and testimonies, the series illustrates the complexity of identity in contemporary Africa, torn between its past and future.

  • The Johannesburg Gas Works

    R200

    This new book, the first comprehensive publication on the significant site, tells the story of the gas works and the manufacture of gas in Johannesburg, beginning in 1927.

  • Up Up: Stories of Johannesburg’s Highrises

    R650

    UP UP: Stories of Johannesburg’s Highrises presents a selection of buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg. The focus here is on tall modernist towers that quickly became iconic in the architecture of the city. Witnesses to profound shifts in the political history of the metropolis, the skyscrapers have themselves endured immense changes. They are documented here in two ways: firstly, through historical facts, floor plans, archival records and contemporary photographs of their formal architecture; and secondly, through reportage, interviews and essays. This book is the first to document Joburg’s skyscrapers and it offers new insights not only into these classic buildings, but also into contemporary urban life in
    South Africa.

  • Waiting

    R250

    Omitting any reference to the purpose or outcome of each wait, Larkin simply records, beside each image, the duration of the wait. J

  • David Southwood: Milnerton Market

    R385

    For the last decade David Southwood has been observing, participating in and photographing the Milnerton flea market. In that time, he has seen subtle changes in one of the many “grey zones” of Cape Town, where a growing number of peripheral characters – mainly white traders and recent migrants into South Africa – seek to earn a living through trade in second-hand goods. Milnerton Market has emerged from Southwood’s intense engagement as powerful record of a single community on the fringes of a society in flux.

  • Eoan :Our Story

    R330

    The legendary Eoan Group has performed opera, ballet and drama since the 1930s. The group was the first amateur company in South Africa to perform dance, theatre and grand opera often to packed houses in Cape Town’s best concert halls.

  • Everyone Is Present: Essays On Photography, Memory And Family

    R460

    In this book, Terry Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories public, private, domestic, familial, and generational she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain. Each essay takes up the thread of the story of her family’s epic journey across Europe as they flee Nazi occupation, until they reach Cape Town. Kurgans essays are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis, and they demonstrate her sophisticated understanding of a medium that has long engaged her as an artist.

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    Footnotes For The Panther – William Kentridge

    R1000

    In June of 2010, William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the opening of Cinq Thèmes, the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Jeu du Paume in Paris. So fruitful was this event that the two decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and the occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, allowing them to explore at great length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge’s work.

  • Jong Afrikaner: A Self Portrait

    R850

    Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait is a series of frank and elegant portraits of urbanised, creative, engaged Afrikaners who present a challenge to preconceived ideas about Afrikaner identity and values.

  • Pierre Crocquet: Pinky Promise

    R390

    In Pinky Promise, the photographer Pierre Crocquet de Rosemond (born 1971) presents portraits of one of the most loaded subjects in any culture, the victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Without passing judgment, his pictures capture both the suffering of the victim and the loneliness of the perpetrator.

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    Writing The City into Being

    R150

    Writing the City into Being is Bremner’s long-awaited collection of essays, spanning more than a decade of work on Johannesburg. It is both an unflinching analysis of the characteristics of an extraordinary city and a work of imagination – a bringing of the evasive city into being through writing.