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  • The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship – Michael Petry

    R420

    The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today’s most innovative and sought-after works of art.

  • Type Deck: 54 Iconic Typefaces

    R330

    A sampler of typographic personality and a primer on expressive visual communication, Type Deck is the perfect gift for type geeks everywhere. Each card features a hand-drawn character on one face, and fascinating insights into its historical context, design and purpose on the other. The 54 cards are divided into six categories: Victorian; Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau; Black Letter; Modern; Eclectic; and Post Modern. Six tabs enable you to arrange and index type families.

  • Arts and Crafts of Morocco

    R260

    Superbly illustrated with more than 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, this book beautifully demonstrates the dazzling strengths of Morocco’s crafts – a centuries-long tradition which intermingles influences from both Black Africa and Islam, and from the spectacular cultural alliance of the Moors and the Spaniards.

  • Modern Art in Detail

    R550

    Great works of art cannot be fully understood in a single encounter: to get the most out of modern art, it pays to revisit and reconsider, to reflect and to scrutinize in detail. It is also helpful to understand a work’s context: what has gone before, what it may be reacting against or extending, how it embraces new technologies, and how it relates to contemporary thinking on such subjects as politics, sexuality, identity and the role of the artist.

  • Stripes: Design Between the Lines

    R250

    The simplest and most ancient of all decorative markings, stripes continue to fascinate. Natural inspirations in the forms of zebra stripes, rippled sand dunes, and intricately gnarled wood grain have led us to use stripes in every permutation: on human bodies from elaborate woven textiles to the iconic Breton T-shirt to sharp pin-striped suits, in art from the earliest cave paintings to vibrant op art canvases, and in industrial design from World War II-era dazzle battleships to the ubiquitous bar code.

  • Dubuffet Drawings 1935-1962

    R660

    An important new study of drawings by one of the most important French artists of the twentieth century

    Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) achieved international recognition in the late 1940s for his paintings inspired by children’s drawings, the art of psychiatric patients, and graffiti.

  • Martin Creed: Works

    R660

    Renowned for his straightforward approach to making art and his deft economy of means, Martin Creed has produced sculptures, installations, drawings, films, performances, music, and text, each of which has found its inspiration in the objects and activities of everyday life. This extensive volume documents some 800 works produced over twenty years and selected by the artist himself.

  • 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.

     

  • Pop Art: Art Essentials

    R250

    Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, to name a few, to illustrate the contemporary world in which they lived.

  • Looking at Pictures: Art Essentials Series

    R250

    Beautifully illustrated with some of the world’s greatest pictures, from cave paintings and Roman mosaics to Picasso and Damien Hirst, this affordable guide explains the art of looking at and understanding pictures, equipping the reader with the vision and tools to approach any museum picture with confidence.

  • Natural Fashion – Tribal Decoration from Africa

    R450

    An unprecedented series of images showing the Omo people’s imaginative body decoration and embellishments.

  • Fashion India

    R450

    India is set to join the world’s fashion hubs. With a unique creative inheritance, stretching back thousands of years, it is also rapidly making the future – its designers ravishingly original in responding to the creative tensions between Indian and Western, traditional and modern, lavish ornamentation and minimal fashion. Cities such as Mumbai, and its Lakmé Fashion Week, and Delhi are fashion destinations on the world map and are increasingly joined by Pune and Bangalore.

  • Costume and Fashion

    R180

    From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or influence others.

     

  • Contemporary Menswear

    R440

    This is an essential reference to more than 50 international designers, brands, stores, blogs and websites that have shaped independent men’s fashion over the last decade and will define its trends in the years ahead

     

  • The New Creative Home

    R440

    Designers, stylists and artists from across the country and around the globe make London their home, finding inspiration in its quirky British style and lively cosmopolitanism.

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    Thomas Heatherwick: Making

    R900

    Covering the studios complete output over twenty years – some 170 projects – Thomas Heatherwick: Making answers what many have asked: How did he do that?. Heatherwick Studio has continued to expand since the original edition was published in 2012.