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South Africa: the art of a nation

by Giblin, John, and Chris Spring

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9780500519066
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(London: Thames & Hudson, 2016) 9780500519066. 4to; original lime green boards, lettered in black on spine, with publisher's device in blind to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 255, incl. index; lavishly illustrated in full colour. Tape remnants to reverse of very slightly rubbed dustwrapper. Very good condition. "Taking as its point of departure the earliest known artistic tradition in… Read more
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Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa

by Deliss, Clémentine, with Catherine Lampert and others

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9782080135995
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(London: Whitechapel / Paris: Flammarion, 1995) 2080135996. 4to; original red boards, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 319, incl. index; profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "After too many years of neglect, contemporary African art is at last finding an international audience for… Read more
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South African Art 1850 - 2002

by Stevenson, Michael, and Deon Viljoen

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(Johannesburg: The Goodman Gallery, 2002). 210 x 210 mm; wrappers, with pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [108]; colour illustrations. Very good condition. Descriptive catalogue No. 11 from Stevenson and Vijoen, with text by the former and Linda Givon, including much detail on the works and artists. Examples of tribal carvings are followed by art by Thomas Walter Harper, Bertha Everard, Hugo Naude,… Read more
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Ons Kuns I

by Various

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(Pretoria: Die Stigting vir Onderwys, Wetenskap en Tegnologie, 1969). 280 x 215 mm; ribbon-bound punched sheets, with clear plastic cover; pp. (ii) + 143; numerous illustrations in monochrome; some colour plates. A little foxing. Good condition. Afrikaans text. Among the twenty-four artists in this volume, who each have an essay devoted to their life and work, are J. H. Pierneef,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Twenty Two Press/The South African Institute of Artists & Designers, 1998) 06202330954. Large 8vo; original purple boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 205, incl. index; profusely illustrated in full colour. Bottom fore-corners of boards bumped; dustwrapper slightly sunned on spine panel; some foxing to endpapers and outermost leaves. Very good condition.… Read more
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150 South African Paintings Past and Present

by Alexander, Lucy, and Evelyn Cohen

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9780947458256
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(Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers, 1990) 0947458255. 4to; original blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 179; full-colour reproductions of the artists' work, with accompanying descriptions. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn; trace of foxing. Very good condition. "What is a South African artist? What qualities in art are important, so as to justify the inclusion of paintings from… Read more
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Gregoire Boonzaier

by Bekker, Martin

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ISBN
9780798139854
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1990) 0798139854. Signed by Gregoire Boonzaier on the first page. 324 x 248 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 112; full-colour reproductions of the artist's paintings, with woodcuts and photographs from his life in monochrome. A few fox spots. Very good condition. Gregoire Boonzaier (1909-2005), who signed his works "Gregoire", was one of the most influential… Read more
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South African Paintings 1780 - 1980

by Stevenson, Michael, and Deon Viljoen

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(Cape Town: Irma Stern Museum, 2000). Stevenson and Viljoen's Catalogue no. 6 (2) of pieces for sale. 210 x 210 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers, with dustwrapper; pp. [48]; full-colour photographs of the artworks. Near-fine condition. Descriptive catalogue by Stevenson and Viljoen, including much detail on the works and artists. Examples are included of works by W. Tringham after Johannes Schoemaker, Samuel… Read more
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Ons Kuns 3

by Toerien, Heine, and Georges Duby (editors)

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(Pretoria: Stigting vir Onderwys, Wetenskap end Tegnologie, no date). 4to; original pink boards, no dustwrapper; pp. (iv) + 160; illustrations in colour and monochrome. Boards slightly rubbed; trace of foxing. Good condition. Afrikaans text. Among the twenty artists featured in this volume are Pranas Domsaitis, Edoardo Villa, Sydney Kumalo, Erik Laubscher, Esias Bosch and Cecil Skotnes. .
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(Stanford: Contemporary Arts Publishers, 1999) 062024495X. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (x) + 77 + (ix), (iv) + 170 + (xxxxii), (iv) + 154 + (xxii); reproductions of the artists' works, largely in full colour; advertisements for galleries. Bumps to corners and bottom edge of lower board; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Due to the financial constraints generally felt… Read more
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(London: Phoenix Illustrated, 1990) 0753802066. 290 x 240 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 224, incl. index; profusely illustrated. Light bump to tail of spine, and slightest crease to upper cover. Very good condition. "A remarkable visual record of Ireland's landscapes and its history, Three Hundred Years of Irish Watercolours and Drawings is the first in-depth chronicle of its kind. With… Read more
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The South African Handbook on Arts and Culture 2002/2003

by van Graan, Mike, and Tammy Ballantyne (compilers)

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9780864865069
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 2002) 0864865066. 230 x 164 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xvi + 460. Trace of spotting to edges. Near-fine condition. "The South African Handbook on Arts & Culture is a one-stop directory to arts and culture in South Africa today. This new edition provides the most comprehensive source of information about public and private sector funding;… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2000) 1868421058. 4to; original white boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 236; full-colour reproductions of the artist's work on each recto of the gallery section, with descriptive captions to the facing verso; illustrations in text. Trace of foxing to outermost leaves and boards; the half-title and title leaves have partially adhered at some… Read more
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The Art of Zakkie Eloff

by Joubert, D M

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9780947461188
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(Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1992) 0947461183. 4to; original pale brown boards, lettered in white on spine, with rhino emblem in white to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 104; full-colour reproductions of the artist's work. Dustwrapper spine panel lightly sunned; occasional faint fox spot. Very good condition. 'Eloff is a wildlife painter par excellence, mainly because of his ability to capture… Read more
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Louis Jansen Van Vuuren

by Van Vuuren, Louis Jansen (artist)

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(Cape Town: Association for Visual Arts / Paris: Galerie Akka, no date). 210 x 218 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 24); full-colour reproductions of the artist's works, with captions. Occasional fox spot. Very good condition. .
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(Clarens: Dissel Marketing & Research, 2000). Oblong 4to; laminated boards; pp. 324, incl. index; profusely illustrated in full colour. Scattered foxing; a few initial leaves had partially adhered, no doubt due to some past exposure to a moist environment, but have been separated, the text remaining legible. Good to very good condition. "This is the second Zebra Register of South… Read more
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Art Routes. A Guide to South African Art Collections

by Becker, Rayda, and Rochelle Keene (editors)

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9781868143498
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(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 2000) 186814349X. 220 x 150 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. viii + 248; colour illustrations of highlights from the collections. Crease to lower cover; wrappers very slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The third in the Witwatersrand University Press's Fieldguide Series, Art Routes takes the expertise of South African art critics and cultural historians to… Read more
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South African Art 1850 - 2003

by Stevenson, Michael, and Deon Viljoen

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(Cape Town: Irma Stern Museum, 2003). The authors' Catalogue 12 (1) of pieces for sale. 210 x 212 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers, with pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [68]; full-colour photographs of the artworks. Wrappers ever so slightly rubbed. Near-fine condition. Descriptive catalogue by Stevenson and Viljoen, including much detail on the works and artists. Examples are included of works by Thomas Baines,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau / Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1997) 0798136588. 4to; original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 191, incl. index; liberally illustrated in full colour with examples of the artists' work. Some foxing to reverse of dustwrapper, endpapers and top edge. Very good condition. "The aim of Land and Lives is to… Read more
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(no place: ABSA Group, 1997). 280 x 282 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers, with laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (ii) + 110; large, full-colour reproductions of the original paintings. Fine condition. Bilingual text (English and Afrikaans). This book considers South African art in the twentieth century in three distinct periods, each of which has an informative introduction. Works by… Read more
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