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Artrepreneur - A Field Guide For Creative Professionals (Paperback): Lukas De Beer Artrepreneur - A Field Guide For Creative Professionals (Paperback)
Lukas De Beer
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Artist + Entrepreneur = Artrepreneur.

Today, more than ever before, creative professionals from all creative domains are beginning to realize that in order to pursue a creative career you need to think like an entrepreneur. Yet as we discover in this book, the motivating factors between what drives an entrepreneur and an Artrepreneur differ greatly.

For one, Artrepreneurs are not always in it for the money. On the contrary, they are often driven by raw passion and the desire to create. This drive usually creates tension between maintaining authenticity and creativity as an artist, and administrating a business, which is you. In essence, this book is about assisting creative professionals to understand that they are the business and not only the artist. It is about the intersection between being an artist and being an entrepreneur, hence the title of the book.

Part self-help, part coaching, part delve-into-your-soul-to-find-the-real-you. Why? Because without the real you, art will always be a copy and never a creation.

Women by women - 50 years of women's photography in South Africa (Hardcover): Robin Comley, George Hallett, Neo Ntsoma Women by women - 50 years of women's photography in South Africa (Hardcover)
Robin Comley, George Hallett, Neo Ntsoma
R83 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R17 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

As the struggle against apartheid gained momentum in the seventies and eighties, women photographers recorded the drama unfolding across the land. More recently, women have begun exploring a different aesthetic and developing a wide range of photographic practices in the worlds of fashion, journalism, documentary, and advertising. Seventy-five photographers and almost 400 images are included.

"Robin Comley" has worked as a journalist and editor and is photographic editor of "A Century of Sundays," a retrospective on 100 years of the "Sunday Times" newspaper. "George Hallett" is a Cape Town-based photographer who has exhibited internationally. In 1995, he won a Golden Eye in the World Press Photo Award for his essay on President Mandela during the 1994 election campaign. "Neo Ntsoma" has won many prestigious awards including the CNN African Journalist Award (Photography), of which she was the first woman recipient. Her work has been published in international publications and her photo-project, South African Youth ID--Kwaito Culture' appeared in "Moving in Time," an anthology of work from fifty South African photographers in celebration of ten years of democracy.

Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Hardcover): Jack Denton Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Hardcover)
Jack Denton
R1,299 R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Save R334 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
El Negro en ek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Frank Westerman El Negro en ek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Frank Westerman; Translated by Daniel Hugo
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

As negentienjarige ryloper in Spanje beland Frank Westerman toevallig in die dorpie Banyoles, waar ’n opgestopte “Kalahari-Boesman”, slegs bekend as El Negro, uitgestal word. Sy indrukke bly hom by – en wanneer hy dekades later weer van El Negro lees, die keer in ’n Franse koerant, is dit die begin van ’n ondersoeksreis wat belangrike vrae oor rasopvattings en die Westerse beskawing na vore bring. Wie was hierdie naamlose man? Wat se sy opgestopte “museumteenwoordigheid” oor Europese denke oor slawerny, rassisme en kolonialisme – en bied hy slegs ’n spieel op ’n vergange tyd, of ook op die hede?

Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback): Jack Denton Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback)
Jack Denton
R1,121 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R284 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Outsider - Always Almost: Never Quite (Paperback): Brian Sewell The Complete Outsider - Always Almost: Never Quite (Paperback)
Brian Sewell 1
R664 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R140 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hackney Studios (Hardcover): Jenny Lewis Hackney Studios (Hardcover)
Jenny Lewis
R482 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R115 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Story of Painting - How art was made (Hardcover): Dk The Story of Painting - How art was made (Hardcover)
Dk; Foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon 1
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 100 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.

A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside (Hardcover, With 12 More Pages at Back ed.): Susan Branch A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside (Hardcover, With 12 More Pages at Back ed.)
Susan Branch
R564 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R124 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
That Will Never Work - The Birth Of Netflix And The Amazing Life Of An Idea (Paperback): Marc Randolph That Will Never Work - The Birth Of Netflix And The Amazing Life Of An Idea (Paperback)
Marc Randolph
R325 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R106 (33%) Pre-order

Netflix's co-founder and first CEO shares the behind-the-scenes origin story of the major international brand that has changed everything about how we consume TV and film.

Netflix has grown into a worldwide brand with more than 100 million subscribers across the globe. It has completely changed the way we make and consume TV and film but the early days of Netflix were anything but breezy. The number of obstacles and catastrophes that could have derailed the company are mind boggling. The real insider account of what it took to be one of the world's most successful start-ups has never been told. Until now.

In That Will Never Work, co-founder Marc Randolph recounts the incredible highs and lows behind creating Netflix. From the early days figuring out what the business would be and raising the seed money, to taking on Blockbuster, going public and establishing Netflix's unique business principles that underpin the success it enjoys today, That Will Never Work is one of the most thrilling and inspiring business stories that has yet to be told by a founder.

For fans of Shoe Dog, Zero to One and Creativity, Inc., the inside story of an iconic brand told by one of the most respected business minds.

South Africa: A Pocket Memento (Hardcover): Heinrich van den Berg, Philip van den Berg South Africa: A Pocket Memento (Hardcover)
Heinrich van den Berg, Philip van den Berg
R172 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R37 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book covers everything wonderful and unique about South Africa. It provides the reader with insightful information about each of the nine provinces. South Africa - a pocket memento not only highlights South Africa's national symbols, such as the national bird, national plant and traditional foods, but it also provides the reader with educational information about what makes the destination famous, location, and interesting facts about this magnificent country. Size: 116mm x 161mm, portrait, 176 full-colour pages, printed on 130gsm matt art paper, hard cover, matt laminated and UV varnished.

Fire Walker - William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx (Paperback): Oliver Barstow Fire Walker - William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx (Paperback)
Oliver Barstow; Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
R510 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R117 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. Essays by Mark Gevisser, Mpho Matsipa, Alexandra Dodd, and Jonathan Cane and Zen Marie prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstowís interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture?from the commissioning agent to the steelworker?reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time (construction and installation took a mere six weeks); and the extraordinary images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two evocative photo essays on fire walker vendors (by Ben Law-Viljoen) and old city monuments (by Alastair McLachlan), suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

Signs & Symbols - An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings (Hardcover): Miranda Bruce-Mitford Signs & Symbols - An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings (Hardcover)
Miranda Bruce-Mitford 1
R571 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R229 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the fascinating origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols from mythology and religion to astrology and ancient tribes in this comprehensive guide. For centuries, symbols have been imperative throughout the world, signifying ideas, relationships, and objects across different cultures. Find out why a flag at half mast is a symbol of mourning, why toads have got a bad name while frogs turn into princes, and why a heart pierced by an arrow is a classic symbol of love. Delve into the meaning of each symbol and investigate how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, and art over time, with authoritative text from experts in the field and striking line drawings and photography that emphasize the visual strength and beauty of signs. Divided into six thematic sections - the cosmos, the natural world, human life, myths and religions, society and culture, and symbol systems - this guide to the secret language of signs and symbols is a must-have for those who want to understand the world around them.

Yellow - The History of a Color (Hardcover): Michel Pastoureau Yellow - The History of a Color (Hardcover)
Michel Pastoureau; Translated by Jody Gladding
R778 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R207 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Virgil Abloh - Insert Complicated Title Here (Paperback): Virgil Abloh Virgil Abloh - Insert Complicated Title Here (Paperback)
Virgil Abloh
R301 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Footnotes For The Panther - Conversations Between William Kentridge And Denis Hirson (Hardcover): William Kentridge, Denis... Footnotes For The Panther - Conversations Between William Kentridge And Denis Hirson (Hardcover)
William Kentridge, Denis Hirson
R480 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R109 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

In June of 2010, William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the opening of Cinq Thèmes, the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Jeu du Paume in Paris. So fruitful was this event that the two decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and the occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, allowing them to explore at great length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge’s work. These conversations, in which a writer and an artist grapple with the enormous complexities of making art, grow out of a friendship that stretches back to the 1980s and that is deeply entwined in the fortunes of the city where they both grew up and the country that is the wellspring of their work.

Born in Cambridge in 1951, Denis Hirson lived in South Africa until the age of twenty-two, studying social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 1975 he settled in France, where he has worked as an actor and lecturer at the École Polytechnique. He has written seven books, almost all of them at the frontier between prose and poetry and concerned with memories of South Africa in the time of apartheid. The most recent of these is the novel The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street. He has also assembled and edited three anthologies of South African writing, including In the Heat of Shadows: South African poetry 1996–2013. Ma langue au chat, a book in French about the delight and torture experienced by an Anglophone when speaking and writing in French, is forthcoming from Les Éditions du Seuil in October 2017.

William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955. He is a graphic artist, filmmaker and theatre artist renowned for his humanist and poetic perspective on apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism, and on their lingering effects. Best known for his allegorical animations of charcoal drawings that he erases and appends frame by frame, Kentridge has explored disciplines ranging from sculpture to books, stereoscope to opera. His works are included in numerous international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Albertina Museum, Vienna. His acclaimed production of Wozzeck travels to the Metropolitan Opera, New York, for the 2019–20 season.

Purple Umbrella (Paperback): Hart Ginsburg Purple Umbrella (Paperback)
Hart Ginsburg; Designed by Sato-B Mayuko
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sleuth - The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures (Paperback, Epub Edition): Philip Mould Sleuth - The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Philip Mould 1
R300 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

CSI meets Who Do You Think You Are? meets Time Team meets The Antiques Roadshow. Two-dimensional works of art become three-dimensional thrillers. Philip Mould is an international art dealer who has lived the high stakes game of art sleuthing for twenty years. In Sleuth, we encounter the fascinating dealers, experts, auctioneers and restorers who risk fortunes and reputations to turn overlooked artworks into coveted treasures. Sleuth is laced with dramas: * Gainsborough's earliest picture emerges in a Los Angeles saleroom - the author has three days to find the missing facts and decide what to pay. * The most powerful man in the art establishment, with the influence to elevate a copy into a priceless original, is asked to look at a 'fake' Rembrandt self portrait: if he says yes a GBP5,000 picture turns into GBP5 million masterpiece. * A Vermont professor unlocks the door of a defunct Catholic church to reveal a hidden cache of 300 portraits. * An auctioneer notices from the upper story of a bus that Damien Hirst's restaurant is being dismantled. He swoops in and sells the fixtures and fittings for GBP13 million. Sleuth is a series of stories which not only reveals the extraordinary culture of detection but the people behind it. Paintings and their discovery become a way into the minds, preoccupations and professions of a raft of influential figures beyond the commercial and museum facade - men and women who have shaped their lives in pursuit of truth and profit through art.

Frozen Chicken Train Wreck (Hardcover): Laurence Hamburger Frozen Chicken Train Wreck (Hardcover)
Laurence Hamburger
R630 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R151 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days
Be More Japan - The Art of Japanese Living (Hardcover): Dk  Travel Be More Japan - The Art of Japanese Living (Hardcover)
Dk Travel 1
R460 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R185 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Be More Japan is a 'bible' of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practise them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime, and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transportation, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world."

Voicing Our Visions - Writings by Women Artists (Paperback, illustrated edition): Mara R. Witzling Voicing Our Visions - Writings by Women Artists (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Mara R. Witzling
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Twenty leading women artists of the 20th century outline the personal and aesthetic issues that shaped their private lives. Includes contributions from Georgia O'Keefe and Barbara Hepworth. First published in 1992.

Study Guide with Student Test Packet, Volume 1 - Kleiner/Mamiya's Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History... Study Guide with Student Test Packet, Volume 1 - Kleiner/Mamiya's Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History (Paperback, 13th Revised edition)
Fred Kleiner
R629 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R90 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This study tool focuses on critical analysis of the subject through a workbook section including discussion, maps, timeline, and essay and multiple-choice questions. To enhance student learning and provide more practical application of information, there are three self-quizzes that cover each chapter of the text. The tests consist of multiple-choice, short-answer, and image-identification questions. Complete answers and page references are located at the end of the guide. Now split so as to better pair with the textbook volumes, the Study Guide will help the students not only remember the information presented in each chapter but also process it on a higher level.

Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict (Paperback): Peggy Guggenheim Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict (Paperback)
Peggy Guggenheim 1
R352 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R105 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, and her discovery of new artists. Known as "the mistress of modern art", Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism. A must read for anyone with an interest in these major-league artists, this seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman.

On Chapel Sands - My Mother And Other Missing Persons (Hardcover): Laura Cumming On Chapel Sands - My Mother And Other Missing Persons (Hardcover)
Laura Cumming 1
R402 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R77 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A modern masterpiece' Guardian

Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.

In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them at home. It was another fifty years before she even learned of the kidnap.

The girl became an artist and had a daughter, art writer Laura Cumming. Cumming grew up enthralled by her mother’s strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet of the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. So many puzzles remained to be solved. Cumming began with a few criss-crossing lives in this fraction of English coast – the postman, the grocer, the elusive baker – but soon her search spread right out across the globe as she discovered just how many lives were affected by what happened that day on the beach – including her own.

On Chapel Sands is a book of mystery and memoir. Two narratives run through it: the mother’s childhood tale; and Cumming’s own pursuit of the truth. Humble objects light up the story: a pie dish, a carved box, an old Vick’s jar. Letters, tickets, recipe books, even the particular slant of a copperplate hand give vital clues. And pictures of all kinds, from paintings to photographs, open up like doors to the truth. Above all, Cumming discovers how to look more closely at the family album – with its curious gaps and missing persons – finding crucial answers, captured in plain sight at the click of a shutter.

'A moving, many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness, and a revelation of how art enriches life' Sunday Times

History after apartheid - Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa (Paperback): Annie E. Coombes History after apartheid - Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa (Paperback)
Annie E. Coombes; Edited by Prince Mbusi Dube
R352 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R73 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The democratic election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa in 1994 marked the demise of apartheid and the beginning of a new struggle to define the nation's past. History after apartheid analyzes how, in the midst of the momentous shift to an inclusive democracy, South Africa's visual and material culture represented the past while at the same time contributing to the process of social transformation. Considering the attempts to invent and recover historical icons and narratives, art historian Annie E. Coombes examines how strategies for embodying different models of historical knowledge and experience are negotiated in public culture - in monuments, museums, and contemporary fine art. History after apartheid explores the dilemmas posed by a wide range of visual and material culture including key South African heritage sites. How prominent should Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress be in the museum at the infamous political prison on Robben Island? How should the postapartheid government deal with the Voortrekker Monument mythologizing the Boer Trek of 1838? Coombes highlights the contradictory investment in these sites among competing constituencies and the tensions involved in the rush to produce new histories for the 'new' South Africa.

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