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  • A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

    R700

    David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated?he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.

  • African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

    R840

    The traditional, handcrafted textiles of Africa are sumptuous, intricate, and steeped in cultural significance. Region by region, African Textiles covers, as no other volume has, the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central, and Southern Africa, outlining the range of weaving techniques, and the different types of looms, materials, and dyes that create these sumptuous works. Nor does it neglect the cultural context of African textiles, assessing the various influences of religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion, and the changing role of women that inform their creation.

  • Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

    R550

    This wide-ranging exploration of different methods and media in art since the 1950s includes nine chapters that focus on individual processes of making: Painting, Woodworking, Building, Performing, Tooling Up, Cashing In, Fabricating, Digitizing, and Crowdsourcing. Detailed examples are interwoven with the discussion, including visuals that reveal the intricacies of techniques and materials. Artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Alice Aycock, Isa Genzken, Los Carpinteros, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Santiago Sierra, and Rachel Whiteread.

  • Drawing for Landscape Architecture

    R560

    An essential volume for landscape- and garden-design professionals, Drawing for Landscape Architecture argues for the importance of learning to “see by hand,” to visualize large-scale design plans and articulate them through drawing before turning to the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. This enriched approach makes for better design, happier clients, and more successful projects.

  • Drawing for Landscape Architecture

    R550

    Softcover book. 256 pages.

  • Helmut Newton: Photofile

    R160

    Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was born in Berlin. He lived and worked all over the world and was one of the most internationally famous and controversial photographers of his time. His shots of haute couture and the beau monde are instantly recognizable, having appeared in virtually every major magazine in Europe and the United States.

  • Living with Leonardo

    R310

    In an engaging personal narrative interwoven with historical research, Martin Kemp discusses a life spent immersed in the world of Leonardo, and his encounters with great and lesser academics, collectors and curators, devious dealers and unctuous auctioneers, major scholars and authors, pseudo-historians and fantasists. He shares how he has grappled with swelling legions of ‘Leonardo loonies’, walked on the eggshells of vested interests in academia and museums, and fended off fusillades of non-Leonardos, sometimes more than one a week. Examining the greatest masterpieces, from the Last Supper to Salvator Mundi, through the expert’s eye, we learn first-hand of the thorny questions that surround attribution, the scientific analyses that support the experts’ interpretations, and the continuing importance of connoisseurship.

  • Making Faces!: Star in Your Own Works of Art

    R200

    Each of the thirty-two activity pages has a theme or suggestion such as “I’m the captain!” or “I’m Monster-ous!” with simple drawings such as fish or googly eyes that serve as a guide and suggestions on how children can make each illustration their own. Illustrated in color throughout

  • Shop Cats of Hong Kong

    R290

    Against a background of Hong Kong’s bustling dried goods trade, dusty shelves groaning with traditional products, the beloved cats either stand out as shop mascots or magically melt away behind boxes and jars. Meanwhile, their innermost thoughts, delivered deadpan, are revealed through Ian Row’s intuitive haiku and stories.

  • Symbols in Art

    R325

    Iconography, or the study of symbols―be they animals, artifacts, plants, geometric shapes, or gestures―is an essential aspect of interpreting art. One of the most consistent features of human society throughout time has been the use of visual symbols, which often act as substitutions for the written word, crossing dialects and borders and uniting understandings of the world through a shared language. Incorporating and analyzing a wealth of cultures, Symbols in Art serves as a reference guide to fifty of the most frequently occurring symbols in global art history from 2300 BCE to the present day, exploring their subtle implications and covert meanings.

  • Textiles of the Arts & Crafts Movement

    R330

    Linda Parry examines the whole range of Arts and Crafts textiles – not only printed but woven fabrics, tapestries and carpets, embroideries and lace – and provides invaluable information on designers, manufacturers and shops. Also included are rare photographs of some of the designers and of original interiors, where the fabrics appear in use.

  • The Artist’s Studio

    R660

    A revealing chronicle and visual history of the artist’s studio, examining the myth and reality of the creative space from early times to the present day.

    The artist’s workplace has always been an idealized utopia as well as the domain of dirty, backbreaking work. Written descriptions, paintings, prints, and even photographs of the artist’s atelier distort as much as they document. This illuminating cultural history of the artist’s studio charts the myth and reality of the creative space from Ancient Greece to the present.

     

  • The Complete Computer Game Design Course

    R280

    Illustrated with screengrabs and artwork, and including step-by-step tutorials, this title presents all aspects of designing and developing dynamic computer games.

  • The Lives of Lee Miller

    R250

    Featuring a selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Ernst and Miro, Penrose’s tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.

  • The Lives of the Surrealists

    R550

    Shocking, witty and always entertaining, Morris’s tales illuminate the striking variation in approaches to the Surrealist philosophy, both in the artists’ work and in their lives.

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    World Press Photo 2008

    R250

    The World Press Photo Competition 2008 brings together some 200 images. The best pictorial journalism from an eventful year, this selection brings us face to face with contemporary world events—an impressive visual record of social, political, cultural, scientific, and, above all, human milestones. 200 illustrations, 150 in color.