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Greater Kruger: A Pocket Memento (Hardcover): Heinrich van den Berg, Philip van den Berg Greater Kruger: A Pocket Memento (Hardcover)
Heinrich van den Berg, Philip van den Berg
R215 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The sister book to Greater Kruger - the big picture. The region colloquially known as Greater Kruger is the most famous wildlife conservation area in southern Africa. The area includes the world-renowned Kruger National Park; several privately owned game reserves and a contractual park. This region also forms part of the much larger Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which spans international boundaries and includes neighbouring game reserves in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Size: 116mm x 161mm, portrait, 176 full-colour pages, printed on 130gsm matt art paper, hard cover, matt laminated and UV varnished.

Revise BTEC National Art and Design Revision Workbook (Paperback): Alan Parsons, Daniel Freaker Revise BTEC National Art and Design Revision Workbook (Paperback)
Alan Parsons, Daniel Freaker 1
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel Academic Level: BTEC National Subject: Art and Design First teaching: September 2016 First Exams: Summer 2017 For all four of the externally assessed units 1, 2, 6 and 7. Builds confidence with scaffolded practice questions. Unguided questions that allow students to test their own knowledge and skills in advance of assessment. Clear unit-by-unit correspondence between this Workbook and the Revision Guide and ActiveBook.

Designing San Francisco - Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay (Hardcover): Alison Isenberg Designing San Francisco - Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay (Hardcover)
Alison Isenberg
R711 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R153 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A major new urban history of the design and development of postwar San Francisco Designing San Francisco is the untold story of the formative postwar decades when U.S. cities took their modern shape amid clashing visions of the future. In this pathbreaking and richly illustrated book, Alison Isenberg shifts the focus from architects and city planners--those most often hailed in histories of urban development and design--to the unsung artists, activists, and others who played pivotal roles in rebuilding San Francisco between the 1940s and the 1970s. Previous accounts of midcentury urban renewal have focused on the opposing terms set down by Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs--put simply, development versus preservation--and have followed New York City models. Now Isenberg turns our attention west to colorful, pioneering, and contentious San Francisco, where unexpectedly fierce battles were waged over iconic private and public projects like Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gateway, and the Transamerica Pyramid. When large-scale redevelopment came to low-rise San Francisco in the 1950s, the resulting rivalries and conflicts sparked the proliferation of numerous allied arts fields and their professionals, including architectural model makers, real estate publicists, graphic designers, photographers, property managers, builders, sculptors, public-interest lawyers, alternative press writers, and preservationists. Isenberg explores how these centrally engaged arts professionals brought new ideas to city, regional, and national planning and shaped novel projects across urban, suburban, and rural borders. San Francisco's rebuilding galvanized far-reaching critiques of the inequitable competition for scarce urban land, and propelled debates over responsible public land stewardship. Isenberg challenges many truisms of this renewal era--especially the presumed male domination of postwar urban design, showing how women collaborated in city building long before feminism's impact in the 1970s. An evocative portrait of one of the world's great cities, Designing San Francisco provides a new paradigm for understanding past and present struggles to define the urban future.

Representations of Working in Arts Education - Stories of Learning and Teaching (Hardcover): Narelle Lemon, Susanne Garvis,... Representations of Working in Arts Education - Stories of Learning and Teaching (Hardcover)
Narelle Lemon, Susanne Garvis, Christopher Klopper
R1,178 R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Save R112 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Arts education provides students with opportunities to build knowledge and skills in self-expression, imagination, creative and collaborative problem solving, and creation of shared meanings. Engagement in arts education has also been said to positively affect overall academic achievement, and the development of empathy. This book provides key insights from stakeholders across the teaching and learning spectrum and offers examples of pedagogical practice to those interested in facilitating arts education.

Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture (Paperback, 5th edition): Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence... Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture (Paperback, 5th edition)
Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its fifth edition, Buildings Across Time brilliantly explores the essential attributes of architecture by uniquely combining both a detailed survey of western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. This latest edition includes over 450 new photos, a new essay on the vision of Pope Pius II, and updates on buildings in various parts of the world, such as those that have been given new purpose and those that have been damaged by ISIS. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine closely in photographs and line drawings the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Architecture is discussed in various contexts - artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological - so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Rethinking America's Past - Voices from the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection (Hardcover): Tim Gruenewald Rethinking America's Past - Voices from the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection (Hardcover)
Tim Gruenewald
R962 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R236 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Art of Protest - Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present (Paperback): T.V Reed The Art of Protest - Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present (Paperback)
T.V Reed
R581 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R111 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistanceThe Art of Protest, first published in 2006, was hailed as an "essential"introduction to progressive social movements in the United States and praised for its "fluid writing style"and "well-informed and insightful"contribution (Choice Magazine). Now thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of T. V. Reed's acclaimed work offers engaging accounts of ten key progressive movements in postwar America, from the African American struggle for civil rights beginning in the 1950s to Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter in the twenty-first century. Reed focuses on the artistic activities of these movements as a lively way to frame progressive social change and its cultural legacies: civil rights freedom songs, the street drama of the Black Panthers, revolutionary murals of the Chicano movement, poetry in women's movements, the American Indian Movement's use of film and video, anti-apartheid rock music, ACT UP's visual art, digital arts in #Occupy, Black Lives Matter rap videos, and more. Through the kaleidoscopic lens of artistic expression, Reed reveals how activism profoundly shapes popular cultural forms. For students and scholars of social change and those seeking to counter reactionary efforts to turn back the clock on social equality and justice, the new edition of The Art of Protest will be both informative and inspiring.

Models of Integrity - Art and Law in Post-Sixties America (Hardcover): Joan Kee Models of Integrity - Art and Law in Post-Sixties America (Hardcover)
Joan Kee
R1,147 R864 Discovery Miles 8 640 Save R283 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Models of Integrity examines the relationship between contemporary art and the law through the lens of integrity. In the 1960s, artists began to engage conspicuously with legal ideas, rituals, and documents. The law--a primary institution subject to intense moral and political scrutiny--was a widely recognized source of authority to audiences inside the art world and out. Artists frequently engaged with the law in ways that signaled a recuperation of the integrity that they believed had been compromised by the very institutions entrusted with establishing standards of just conduct. These artists sought to convey the social purpose of an artwork without overstating its political impact and without losing sight of how aesthetic decisions compel audiences to see their everyday world differently. Addressing the role that law plays in enabling artworks to function as social and political forces, this important book fills a gap in the field of law and the humanities, and will serve as a practical "how-to" for contemporary artists.

Granta 147 (Paperback, 40th Birthday Special): Sigrid Rausing Granta 147 (Paperback, 40th Birthday Special)
Sigrid Rausing
R361 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R116 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1979, Bill Buford, a young American graduate, revived an old Cambridge university magazine and created a new home for good writing of all kinds - reportage, fiction, memoir, poetry - as well as photography. In the years (and decades) that followed, Granta established itself as the one of the most prestigious literary publications in the English-speaking world. In that time Granta has published 26 Nobel Prize for Literature winners, defined new literary genres and paved the way for generations of young novelists. To celebrate forty years of brilliant publishing, Granta 147 brings together our best fiction and non-fiction from the last four decades, along with a selection of letters from behind the scenes. This will be a collector's issue and is not to be missed.

Granta 145 (Paperback): Sigrid Rausing Granta 145 (Paperback)
Sigrid Rausing
R346 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R120 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Margaret Atwood, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julian Barnes, Roberto Bolaņo, Jeffrey Eugenides, Nadine Gordimer, Nick Hornby, Kazuo Ishiguro, Han Kang, Stephen King, A.L. Kennedy, Doris Lessing, Ben Marcus, Lorrie Moore, Herta Müller, Alice Munro, Gwendoline Riley, Will Self, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit, John Updike, Jeanette Winterson - the voices that define a generation have all appeared in Granta. See what's next.

Framed Perspective Vol. 2 - Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters (Paperback): Marcos Mateu-Mestre Framed Perspective Vol. 2 - Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters (Paperback)
Marcos Mateu-Mestre; Contributions by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
R470 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set in particular situation or setting. Author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre reveals the many techniques and mechanics he has used to become proficient in such endeavors, including using anatomy, shadows, and clothing folds to define the shape and volume of characters within an environment. He also shares how to effectively observe a model or object to extract the right amount of information to then translate it into an impactful graphic and visual image, the goal of every visual storyteller.

Art and Illusionists (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Nicholas Wade Art and Illusionists (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Nicholas Wade
R1,028 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R307 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We delight in using our eyes, particularly when puzzling over pictures. Art and illusionists is a celebration of pictures and the multiple modes of manipulating them to produce illusory worlds on flat surfaces. This has proved fascinating to humankind since the dawning of depiction. Art and illusionists is also a celebration of the ways we see pictures, and of our ability to distil meaning from arrays of contours and colours. Pictures are not only a source of fascination for artists, who produce them, but also for scientists, who analyse the perceptual effects they induce. Illusions provide the glue to cement the art and science of vision. Painters plumb the art of observation itself whereas scientists peer into the processes of perception. Both visual artists and scientists have produced patterns that perplex our perceptions and present us with puzzles that we are pleased to peruse. Art and illusionists presents these two poles of pictorial representation as well as presenting novel `perceptual portraits' of the artists and scientists who have augmented the art of illusion. The reader can experience the paradoxes of pictures as well as producing their own by using the stereoscopic glasses enclosed and the transparent overlay for making dynamic moire patterns.

Neurones, Art and Morality - How paintings influence our moral judgement (Paperback): Graham Walker Neurones, Art and Morality - How paintings influence our moral judgement (Paperback)
Graham Walker
R578 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R152 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

No longer is explanation of art subjective and the sole domain of the art critic. Introducing Neurones, Art and Morality, this well-researched and insightful book applies recent scientific explanations of brain biology to explain the impact of art, and adds objectivity and independence from commercial and personality influences. Beyond that, it illuminates how the artist uses brushstrokes, shapes and colours to manipulate our emotions. Through the prism of science, the process of visual reception, storage, memory connections, interpretation and reaction become clear. The differences between old masters and modern art genres are discussed and the relationship of "taste" to the cognitive stock of the viewer is explored. The artist draws human experience into focus enabling us to see ourselves with a clarity that is otherwise elusive. In this way we are reminded of the characteristic values of our existence, an important part of our acculturation. This book is aimed at art lovers and is an accessible and informative scientific discourse on that magic aspect of painting, how the artist achieves and how the viewer perceives. This is extrapolated to how art was used as a moral guide to the illiterate, as propaganda and as protest art. In turn, the religious and socio-political influences on art and artists are followed through history from cave art to monochrome canvases.

Salad for President - A Cookbook Inspired by Artists (Hardcover): Julia Sherman Salad for President - A Cookbook Inspired by Artists (Hardcover)
Julia Sherman
R679 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R197 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters. Julia Sherman loves salad. In the book named after her popular blog, Sherman encourages her readers to consider salad an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrees. Every part of the meal is reimagined with a fresh, vegetable obsessed perspective. This compendium of savory recipes will tempt readers in search of diverse offerings from light to hearty: Collard Chiffonade Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Crouton Crumble, Heirloom Tomatoes with Crunchy Polenta Croutons, or Flank Steak and Bean Sprouts with Miso-Kimchi Dressing. On the lighter end there are Grilled Hearts of Palm with Mint and Triple Citrus, Persimmon Caprese, and fresh Blood Marys. The recipes, while not exclusively vegetarian, are vegetable-forward and focused on high-quality seasonal produce. Sherman also includes insider tips on pantry staples and growing your own salad garden of herbs and greens. Salad-with its infinite possibilities-is a game of endless combinations, not stifling rules. And with that in mind, Salad for President offers a window into how artists approach preparing their favorite dishes. She visits sculptors, painters, photographers, and musicians in their homes and gardens, interviewing and photographing them as they cook. Utterly unique in its look into the worlds of food, art, and everyday practices, Salad for President is at once a practical resource for healthy, satisfying recipes and an inspiring look at creativity.

Romantic Moderns - English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper (Hardcover, New): Alexandra... Romantic Moderns - English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper (Hardcover, New)
Alexandra Harris 1
R492 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R116 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the 1930s and 1940s, while the battles for modern art and modern society were being fought in Paris and Spain, it seemed to some a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops. Alexandra Harris tells a different story: eclectically, passionately, wittily, urgently, English artists were exploring what it meant to be alive at that moment and in England. They showed that "the modern" need not be at war with the past: constructivists and conservatives could work together, and even the Bauhaus emigre Laszlo Moholy-Nagy was beguiled into taking photos for Betjeman's nostalgic An Oxford University Chest. A rich network of personal and cultural encounters was the backdrop for a modern English renaissance. This great imaginative project was shared by writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics, and composers. Piper abandoned purist abstracts to make collages on the blustery coast; Virginia Woolf wrote in her last novel about a village pageant on a showery summer day. Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, and the Sitwells are also part of the story, along with Bill Brandt and Graham Sutherland, Eric Ravilious and Cecil Beaton.

The The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Hardcover): Jessica Julius The The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Hardcover)
Jessica Julius
R728 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R222 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film Wreck-It Ralph, our hero leaves his arcade for the expansive universe of the Internet. Disney's artists have brought the world of the Internet (a world you may think you know) to life in an all-new, imaginative way. Through never-before-seen concept art, character sketches, storyboards, and colorscripts, along with interviews with the production team, The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet reveals the artistic process behind Disney's highly anticipated sequel.

Maxims of a Man of Schemes (English, Russian, Hardcover): Vladimir Peftiev Maxims of a Man of Schemes (English, Russian, Hardcover)
Vladimir Peftiev
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contemporary painters of the author's acquaintance.

The Wild Lines of Jeremy Collins - 2019 Wall Calendar (Calendar): Jeremy Collins The Wild Lines of Jeremy Collins - 2019 Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Jeremy Collins
R440 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R43 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Everything You Know About Art is Wrong (Hardcover): Matt Brown Everything You Know About Art is Wrong (Hardcover)
Matt Brown 1
R249 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R74 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history. In the intriguing, outrageous and often provoking world of the visual arts, nothing is quite as it seems. From the world's first intance of photobombing in 1843 to the Damien Hirst spot painting that landed on Mars, the destruction of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers during World War II and the GBP3,500 sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, Everything You Know About Art is Wrong will confound your assumptions about the world of art - and perhaps even the place of art in the world.

Louisiana Faces - Images from a Renaissance (Hardcover): Philip Gould, Jason Berry Louisiana Faces - Images from a Renaissance (Hardcover)
Philip Gould, Jason Berry; Photographs by Philip Gould
R777 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R165 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since the late 1970s, Louisiana a state long known for outrageous politicians has witnessed a blossoming of the arts and their enthusiastic reception by a national, and even world-wide, audience. From John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces to James Lee Burke's detective Dave Robicheaux; from singers Fats Domino and Aaron Neville to jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis and his music-making family; from George Rodrigue's blue dog to Chef Paul Prudhomme's transcendent cooking the list is long for Louisiana talent.

Louisiana Faces documents in images and words the human texture of this remarkable renaissance, not only the painters, sculptors, chefs, musicians, poets, and writers who create the art, but also the ordinary people who in their daily and seasonal rhythms inform that art. Some are living legends, others well-kept secrets; all have a place, and a face, at the feast.

Philip Gould confirms his own part in the renaissance with the 125 stunning portraits in Louisiana Faces. Gould's lively, poignant photographs capture a range of personalities in timeless settings that mirror the larger culture whether masked riders in a Cajun carnival or jazzmen playing a street funeral. Writer Jason Berry complements Gould's images with a probing, witty essay that explores the parallels between art and life. Using meld of interviews, anecdotes, history, and commentary, Berry treats outsized political figures and pop culture celebrities as a parade of inspiration for Louisiana artists.

The Enthusiast's Guide to Photoshop - 50 Photographic Principles You Need to Know (Paperback): Rafael Concepcion The Enthusiast's Guide to Photoshop - 50 Photographic Principles You Need to Know (Paperback)
Rafael Concepcion
R478 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R137 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cake - A Cookbook (Hardcover): Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman Cake - A Cookbook (Hardcover)
Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman
R452 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Inspiring Writing in Art and Design - Taking a Line for a Write (Paperback): Pat Francis Inspiring Writing in Art and Design - Taking a Line for a Write (Paperback)
Pat Francis
R553 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R36 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When art and design students are asked for statements to accompany their work, reflective journals, or critiques, reviews and essays, they often freeze up because they have to put their thoughts in writing. Although these students are comfortable expressing themselves visually, they lack confidence working with words. "Inspiring Writing in Art and Design" is a practical aid for those students who are disheartened or overwhelmed by having to write. Pat Francis provides short writing exercises and creative writing techniques for tutors to use and which will help art and design students develop their ability to verbally articulate the concepts and aesthetics behind their art. Using Francis's examples, students will build confidence and skills that can help them succeed in presenting their work and themselves in, and beyond, the studio world.

Knockout - The Art of Boxing (Hardcover): Ken Regan Knockout - The Art of Boxing (Hardcover)
Ken Regan
R911 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R201 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Brushes with the Bible (Hardcover): Shlomo Riskin, Yardenna Lubotzky, Ruth Mark Brushes with the Bible (Hardcover)
Shlomo Riskin, Yardenna Lubotzky, Ruth Mark
R919 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R187 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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