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Art (SA)

Front Cover of South African Graphic Art and its Techniques by F L Alexander
South African Graphic Art and its Techniques - F.L. Alexander

South African Graphic Art and its Techniques by F L Alexander is not a history of the graphic arts in South Africa because the nineteenth century artists at the Cape left no mark on those of the twentieth century. These later artists are only successors in time, but not their followers. South African Graphic Art and its Techniques, therefore, does not pretend to be such a history. Rather, F.L. Alexander seeks to explain various techniques used in graphic art and to illustrate these profusely by South African works.

ZAR 400.00
Front cover of Art @ Work published by Sasol
Art @ Work - Sasol

Art @ Work published by Sasol features almost 120 artists whose works are housed in Sasol's art collection. Started in 1983, the Sasol collection comprises 2000 pieces by mainly contemporary, young and emerging South African artists. These were carefully selected by professional and experienced art advisors. Artists featured in the publication include Willem Boshoff, Nathaniel Stern, Marco Cianfanelli, Bonnie Ntshalintshali, Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Robert Hodgins, Durant Sihlali, Penny Siopis and Churchill Madikida. Lavishly illustrated and with biographies of the featured artists.

ZAR 1,200.00
Front cover of Melton Prior by Jane Carruthers
Melton Prior - Jane Carruthers

Melton Prior: War Artist in Southern Africa, 1895 to 1900 by Jane Carruthers offers a detailed account of some of Melton Prior's work and experiences in trouble spots of the British empire. As a war artist he recorded both memorable moments and everyday events in the lives of colonials and soldiers, on almost every continent. In 1878 he was sent to Southern Africa for the first time, and by the end of his career he had witnessed and recorded various military campaigns.

ZAR 900.00
Front cover of Thomas Baines by Jane Carruthers
Thomas Baines - Jane Carruthers

Thomas Baines: Eastern Cape Sketches, 1848 to 1852 by Jane Carruthers published by The Brenthurst Press. Many of the works shown in the book have previously not been shown to the public because they have been overshadowed by other periods in the nineteenth century explorer and artist's work.

ZAR 1,200.00
Front cover of Sasol Wax Art Award 2007
Sasol Wax Art Award 2007 curated by Les Cohn

Sasol Wax Art Award 2007 curated by Les Cohn recognises innovation and excellence by rewarding professional career artists. "The finalists of the Sasol Wax Award 2007 explored wax in diverse ways, using it as part of the process, the medium and also the concept of their works". The finalists were Wayne Barker, Usha Seejarim, Sue Williamson, Andrew Verster and Walter Oltmann, who won the award. There is a 16 pp. catalogue on the work of each of the 5 finalists as well as a loose sheet depicting their work.

ZAR 900.00
Front cover of Contemporary Ceramics in South Africa by Wilma Cruise
Contemporary Ceramics in South Africa - Wilma Cruise

Contemporary Ceramics in South Africa by Wilma Cruise presents a detailed survey of the entire range and variety of contemporary ceramic expression in this country. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with full colour photographs.

ZAR 1,050.00
Front Cover of Irma Stern by Neville Dubow
Irma Stern - Neville Dubow

Irma Stern by Neville Dubow is no 3 in the SA ART Library series

ZAR 350.00
Front Cover of The Owl House by Anne Emslie
The Owl House - Anne Emslie

The Owl House by Anne Emslie is about Helen Martins' expansive and eclectic vision which embraces numerous cultural and religious sources. The Owl House is not a simple space to understand. It was the inspiration behind Athol Fugard's play The Road to Mecca and it has become a popular off-the-beaten-track tourist stop-over, particularly since attaining national monument status. Anne Emslie is considered to be the definitive biographer of Helen Martins. Profusely illustrated.

ZAR 450.00
Front cover of Urbanation by Kay Hassan
Urbanation - Kay Hassan

Urbanation was published as a catalogue of Kay Hassan's exhibition at Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2008

ZAR 150.00
Front Cover of Flute by William Kentridge
Flute - William Kentridge

Flute by William Kentridge is journal, of sorts, that details Kentridge's work on the stage production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Inscribed by the artist on the half title page.

ZAR 1,250.00
Front cover of The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge
The Refusal of Time - William Kentridge

The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge was an installation with performance elements. Conceived by Kentridge and science historian Peter Galison for Documenta 13, and realized in collaboration with video filmmaker Catherine Meyburgh and composer Philip Miller, both of whom worked with Kentridge and Galison for a year.

ZAR 950.00
Front Cover of Art and Craft of Southern Africa by Rhoda Levinsohn
Art and Craft of Southern Africa - Rhoda Levinsohn

Art and Craft of Southern Africa by Rhoda Levinsohn is a book of colour, history, and change. The baskets, pottery, bead-work and dress so richly illustrated and described are truly treasures, but treasures in transition. . Can these traditional arts benefit from this renaissance of Western interest and withstand the pressures of acculturation; or are they dying and headed for extinction? In these pages, this question is for the first time explored in depth. What the future will bring remains to be seen.

ZAR 275.00
Front cover of Sekoto by Barbara Lindop
Sekoto - Barbara Lindop

Towards the end of his life, Gerard Sekoto's art increasingly gained recognition mainly through the pioneering work of Barbara Lindop, whose book Sekoto introduces the extraordinary life story of the artist accompanied by full colour plates of his most powerful works of art.

ZAR 400.00
Front cover of The Brett Kebble Art Awards 2004 - Virginia MacKenny, Gus Silber and Alf Wanneburgh
The Brett Kebble Art Awards 2004 - Virginia MacKenny, Gus Silber and Alf Wanneburgh

The Brett Kebble Art Awards 2004 by Virginia MacKenny, Gus Silber and Alf Wanneburgh is the catalogue of those artists and their works chosen for the second year of the Kebble awards. Each work is shown on its own page and has a small description.

ZAR 600.00
Front cover of Compendium of Taxi Art Books Educational Supplements
Compendium of Taxi Art Books Educational Supplements - McInnes & Koseff

Compendium of Taxi Art Books Educational Supplements by Jacki McInnes and Lara Koseff contains a wealth of material for teachers and learners on the thirteen contemporary South African artists featured in the TAXI Art Books series of monographs.

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of The World of Jean Welz by Elza Miles
The World of Jean Welz - Elza Miles

The World of Jean Welz by Elza Miles explores the world of this remarkable artist, discussing his life in Europe and thereafter in South Africa, tracing his career change from architect to artist, and deals with his contributions as an artist and art teacher.

ZAR 900.00
Front cover of Polly Street: The Story of an Art Centre by Elza Miles
Polly Street - Elza Miles

Polly Street by Elza Miles is the story of No. 1 Polly Street in Johannesburg, where a group of idealists began to teach art voluntarily to Africans who were eager to express themselves visually. The history of this art school is pieced together from artworks, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, two Masters theses, academic papers, municipal minutes, letters and fieldwork. Very well illustrated.

ZAR 900.00
front cover of Land and Lives by Elza Miles
Land and Lives - Elza Miles

Elza Miles's Land and Lives is a thorough and unique account of pioneer black artists born in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The work of the early artists unfolds in the context of an African upbringing which encounters new religious disciplines and literacy, introduced through mission and government schools. This book narrates the process of internal conflict which the artists experienced in such a context as well as the artistic products which emerged. Its aim is also to explore urban art created by early black artists in South Africa

ZAR 600.00
Front Cover of The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors by Grania Ogilvie
The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors - Grania Ogilvie

The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors by Grania Ogilvie comprises easily accessible information on the artists, past and present, of the Southern African region. The authoritive biographical survey of South African artists. Illustrated with colour plates. 

ZAR 2,850.00
Front cover of Spier Contemporary 2007 edited by Jay Pather
Spier Contemporary 2007 - Jay Pather

Spier Contemporary 2007 edited by Jay Pather is the beatifully illustrated catalogue of the art exhibition held at Spier wine estate in 2007/2008. 120 Artworks were chosen from the over 2,137 works submitted. From the 92 finalists 6 winners were chosen.

ZAR 900.00
Front cover of 10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa by Sophie Perryer
10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa - Sophie Perryer

10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa by Sophie Perryer provides a multifaceted view of contemporary South African art in 2004 - 10 years after the country s first democratic elections. A beautiful and substantial coffee-table book, it showcases the work of 100 top artists, ranging from emerging talents to those who have already received international acclaim for their work, as chosen by 15 leading South African critics and curators.

ZAR 1,100.00
Front Cover of Sandile Zulu by Colin Richards
Sandile Zulu - Colin Richards

Sandile Zulu by Colin Richards is the first book to be written about this contemporary South African artist.  This is TAXI-012 in the series of SA artists published by David Krut.

ZAR 250.00
Front cover of Material Matters by Brenda Schmahmann
Material Matters - Brenda Schmahmann

Material Matters: Appliques by the Weya Women of Zimbabwe and Needlework by South African Collectives, edited by Brenda Schmahmann, provides a lasting record of an extraordinary exhibition and offers insights into the work which will be of interest not only to researchers, teachers and students of Southern African art but also to people interested in gender studies.

ZAR 90.00
Front cover of Ardmore by Gillian Scott
Ardmore - Gillian Scott

The vibrant ceramics of Ardmore offer an insight into the influences of rural potters at work in the Champagne Valley of KwaZulu Natal. These artists combine the elements of their tribal tradition with the uniquely naive perspective of a new world. Gillian Scott's Ardmore is a finely illustrated story of the people and art of the Ardmore Studio and pays tribute to the award-winning artists and their remarkable achievements.

ZAR 300.00
Front cover of Cape Views and Costumes by A. H. Smith
Cape Views and Costumes - A. H. Smith

Cape Views and Costumes by A. H. Smith handles the interest and varied collection of water-colours by the important Africana artist Henry Clifford de Meillon preserved in the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg.

Part of a limited printing of 1000 copies, this being part of the 850 copies bound in cloth. Includes separate booklet entitled De Meillon's People of Colour.

ZAR 1,500.00

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