Art & Photography

Front cover of Intaglio by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson
Intaglio - Robert Adam and Carol Robertson

Intaglio by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson is the definitive guide to intaglio printmaking. With clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, it describes methods that avoid the use of toxic materials to achieve stunning prints the modern way safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly. Covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process, the book opens up creative possibilities for beginners and experienced printmakers alike.

R175.00
Front cover of  Bori by Caroline Alida
Bori - Caroline Alida

Bori by Caroline Alida consists of exquisite duotone photographs which look at the Bori, a West African shamanist cult centered on possession by the spirits of ancestors. Its followers, priests (also known as Bori), and assistants are clairvoyants or faith healers. They perform ecstatic ritual dances to conjure up djinns--spirits--to protect society and its individual members from evil. Faith healers (Boka) employ traditional plants to heal the sick.

R175.00
Front cover of The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design by Natalio Martin Arroyo
The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design - Natalio Martin Arroyo

The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design by Natalio Martin Arroyo is a cutting-edge design anthology featuring more than 300 established and emerging designers around the world. Included in this volume are the world's most notable contemporary jewellery designers, master jewellers and up-and-coming designers alike, showcasing their work in over 1300 graphic full-colour photographs and illustrations. Also included is a visual index for quick reference and designers' contact information.

R435.00
Front cover of Designing Celtic Ornament by David Balade
Designing Celtic Ornament - David Balade

Designing Celtic Ornament by David Balade draws on the immense popularity and the timeless appeal of Celtic ornament. Author David Balade, an acclaimed artist who created many drawings and paintings in the Celtic style, has chosen the most interesting, diverse and typical patterns and motifs of Celtic art for this beautifully designed practical and historical sourcebook. Starting with an illustrated introduction to the Celts and the development of Celtic art, all designs showcased in Designing Celtic Ornament are placed in their historical context.

R175.00
Front cover of The Changing Status of the Artist by Emma Barker etal
The Changing Status of the Artist - Emma Barker, Nick Webb, Kim Woods

The Changing Status of the Artist by Emma Barker, Nick Webb & Kim Woods draws on case studies to explore and question the notion that the later 15th and 16th centuries witnessed the emergence of the modern idea of the artist.

R285.00
Front cover of The Plain Style by David Brett
The Plain Style - David Brett

The Plain Style by David Brett is a study of the effects upon design, principally architecture, of the Reformation and the associated rejection of imagery in worship. The Plain Style examines both the development of aesthetic theory and its practical applications in a number of different environments. The Author traces the way in which ideas about simplicity, clarity and lack of ornamentation expressed themselves in art and architecture, and uses an extensive range of examples, from the British Isles, and particularly Northern Ireland, and from North America.

R120.00
Front cover of Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs
Ethel and Ernest - Raymond Briggs

Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs is utterly original, deeply moving and very funny. The author uses cartoon strips to tell the story of the author's parents' lives through the privations of the 1930s, the horrors of the World War II and the disillusionment of the postwar years, up to the couple's death in 1971. The book is a beautifully illustrated record of 20th-century British social history.

R80.00
Front cover of Drawing and Designing Tattoo Art by Fip Buchanan
Drawing and Designing Tattoo Art - Fip Buchanan

Drawing and Designing Tattoo Art by Fip Buchanan teaches you how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist. Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlour with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design.

R110.00
Front cover of Shaker Design edited by Jean M Burks
Shaker Design - Jean M Burks

Shaker Design edited by Jean M Burks presents a wide array of extraordinarily fine examples of Shaker furniture, household objects, textiles, religious drawings, and items made to sell to the “world’s people” (non-Shakers). Reaching an apogee of 6,000 members in the years just before the Civil War, the Shaker movement was the most extensive, enduring, and successful utopian society ever established in America. Leaving Manchester, England, in 1776 to avoid persecution, the Shakers crossed the Atlantic and during the next 50 years established 19 villages from Maine to Kentucky.

R435.00
Front cover of Draw Realistic Animals by Robert Louis Caldwell
Draw Realistic Animals - Robert Louis Caldwell

Draw Realistic Animals by Robert Louis Caldwell is a book for those who prefer to learn by doing. The book features 14 step-by-step demonstrations with subjects ranging from domestic pets to birds, reptiles, big cats, and elephants. In-depth instruction shows how to develop a composition, build movement into the drawing, where to push the darks, and tips for lifting key highlights and teasing out finishing details to bring animals to life in graphite.

R110.00
Front cover of Paint Like Degas by Damian Callan
Paint Like Degas - Damian Callan

Paint Like Degas by Damian Callan combines insights into Degas' methods with practical exercises to offer an exciting new way to develop your painting skills--whatever your level. You will learn the secrets of the master's creativity, enriching your understanding of Degas' work and showing how you can apply his techniques to give your own art even more depth and life.

R90.00
Front cover of Jack Davis by Jack Davis
Jack Davis - Jack Davis

Jack Davis by Jack Davis : Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective is a gigantic, unparalleled career-spanning retrospective, between whose hard covers resides the greatest collection ― in terms of both quantity and quality ― of Jack Davis’ work ever assembled!

R320.00
Front cover of Art As Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Art As Therapy - Alain de Botton and John Armstrong

Art As Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong involves reframing and recontextualising a series of art works from across the ages and genres, so that they can be approached as tools for the resolution of difficult issues in individual life. There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possible audience.

R320.00
Front cover of Design in Italia by Stefano Casciani
Design in Italia - Stefano Casciani

Design in Italia by Stefano Casciani follows the career paths of the movers and shakers of the design world in a detailed historical analysis from the fifties to today. The modern and contemporary furnishing industry of Italy represents a unique paradigm, on account of its industrial design production created by the most important international architects and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. While reams have been written about Italian architects and designers, until now no volume has ever been dedicated to those who contributed to the success of these designers.

R170.00
Front cover of Working the Room by Geoff Dyer
Working the Room - Geoff Dyer

Working the Room by Geoff Dyer offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music. Across ten years' worth of essays, Working the Room spans the photography of Martin Parr and the paintings of Turner, the writing of Scott Fitzgerald and the criticism of Susan Sontag, and includes extensive personal pieces - 'On Being an Only Child', 'Sacked' and 'Reader's Block' among many others. Dyer's breadth of vision and generosity of spirit combine to form a manual for ways of being in - and seeing - the world today.

R85.00
Front cover of PS Magazine by Will Eisner
PS Magazine - Will Eisner

PS Magazine by Will Eisner is a gem that fans of Eisner will love. Will Eisner--best known for his influential comic book series "The Spirit "and his groundbreaking graphic novel "A Contract with God"--believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced "PS "magazine for the U.S. Army. This "Preventive Maintenance Monthly "(called "PS "because it was a postscript to the standard technical manuals) was aimed at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firearms, and electronics.

R110.00
Front cover of Street and Studio edited by Ute Eskildsen
Street and Studio - Ute Eskildsen

Street and Studio edited by Ute Eskildsen explores the fascinating contrasts, tensiond and connections between the two traditions of street photography and studio portraiture. It includes many of photography's greatest names, from Atget and Brassai to Liebovitz and Tillmans.

R325.00
Front cover of 21st Century Design by Marcus Fairs
21st Century Design - Marcus Fairs

21st Century Design by Marcus Fairs is a fully comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the contemporary design landscape. 21st Century Design guides the reader through the often bewildering array of contemporary movements, styles and trends and identifying the most important designers working in the world today as well as the projects that are pivot-points for the future of design. Intelligently and provocatively written, it places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores the cultural and technological forces shaping design now and in the future.

R220.00
Front cover of Graffiti New York by Eric Felisbret
Graffiti New York - Eric Felisbret

Graffiti New York by Eric Felisbret is the comprehensive history of New York City graffiti from the late 1960s up until present day. In a fashion that strikes a balance between strong visuals and brief but substantive text and interviews, it presents the big picture of the city that gave birth to a global visual/social revolution. Graffiti New York details the concepts, aesthetics, ideals and social structures that have served as a cultural blueprint for graffiti movements across the world.

R195.00
Front cover of Picasso's Drawings 1890-1921 by Susan Grace Galassi
Picasso's Drawings 1890-1921 - Susan Grace Galassi and Marilyn McCully

Picasso's Drawings 1890-1921 by Susan Grace Galassi and Marilyn McCully follows the dazzling development of his drawing practice from the precocious academic exercises of his youth to his renewal of classicism in his virtuoso output of the early 1920s. A selection of more than seventy works on paper, with extended entries, highlights his stylistic experiments and techniques during this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses his most radical innovations.

R535.00
Front cover of Album of the Damned by Paul Garson
Album of the Damned - Paul Garson

Album of the Damned by Paul Garson has nearly 400 WWII photographs in this book which were taken primarily by German soldiers; some by civilians; some by professionals embedded with the troops. Consequently, many of them depict everyday life: jobs, weddings, dinners, musical and other social events--men and women at work and play as well as at war.

R325.00
Front cover of Modernism by Peter Gay
Modernism - Peter Gay

Modernism by Peter Gay (acclaimed cultural historian) traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century. He traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York, presenting along the way a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Walter Gropius and Any Warhol.

R175.00
Front cover of Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam
Gilliamesque - Terry Gilliam

Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam is the autobiography of an unorthodox life. The director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - not to mention co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus - recalls his life so far. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insights.

R250.00
Front cover of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse - Floyd Gottfredson

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson, in two volumes, showcases Gottfredson’s classic 1930s Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney often said that his studio’s success “all started with a mouse” ― and today Mickey is among the world’s most recognizable icons in the world. "Race to Death Valley" the premiere volume, features a dozen different adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer, his pals Horace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious and shrouded Fox.

R300.00
Front cover of The Adventurous Decade by Ron Goulart
The Adventurous Decade - Ron Goulart

The Adventurous Decade by Ron Goulart which has been long out of print is now available again, covering the background and art of such strips as Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Tarzan, Scorchy Smith, Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates, Prince Valiant, The Phantom, Brick Bradford, The Spirit, and Don Winslow together with many seldom-discussed strips such as Bronc Peeler, Tex Throne, Roy Powers, Dan Dunn and Tailspin Tommy.

R175.00

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