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9781770077812
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'One of the more appealing ways to obtain the house of your dreams is to buy a stand and have it built according to your own requirements. South African House Plans 2 is a book for people who plan to build their homes or just wish to browse for ideas.'' It is for those who plan to build a house or just wish to browse for ideas. The plans are aimed at the local market and comply with South African building regulations and conditions.
Publication date: 2017-10-13
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9780620521550
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The book is aimed at art and mosaic lovers and mosaic crafters.

A full colour, coffee table art book containing over 400 photographs of magnificent, inspirational mosaics.

192 pages
210 x 250 mm landscape
hardcover
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Mosaic is the art of creating beautiful patterns, images and motifs with the help of colourful tiles, glass pieces and stones to create decorative works for interior and exterior living spaces.

While the popularity of this centuries-old art form has waxed and waned over time, it has proved eternal and, with time, has become ever more polished and beautiful. Mosaics Made in Africa is a 192 page, 210x250mm, hardcover, full colour, coffee table book containing over 400 photograph.

It is a tribute to the exceptional mosaic work of Vera Valli Giovitto, and her beloved Mosaic Arts. These pages recount her journey from humble beginnings and a lifetime dedicated to the art of mosaic craftsmanship in South Africa, showcasing highlights of her life's work.

The book pays tribute to the dedicated team of artisans and designers at Mosaic Arts whose collaborative skills are an indispensable part of the works presented. With each new mosaic commission, their collection has grown to embody a diverse cross-section of styles reflecting the unique backdrop of the people and places they were made for. Although many of the mosaics are not accessible to the public, together they form a body of work that is truly inspiring and deserving of a broader platform of appreciation.

Marina Giovitto Ehlers, the author, is the Director of Mosaic Arts, a mother of three and a qualified Architect. She has worked with her mother for 20 years, from whom she learned the practice, art and love for mosaic. In 2011 she won the CEO Magazine award for the Most Influential Business Woman in Art & Culture.
Publication date: 2017-01-01
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9781928209621
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From a loving restored Cape Dutch farmstead set amidst a muddle of tumbledown stone ruins in the heart of the arid Northern Cape, to a romantic Arts and Crafts style double-storey that presides over half acre of prime real estate in the high Berea suburb of Durban. Remarkable Heritage Houses of South Africa provides a privileged glimpse inside 20 of the country's most distinguished, remarkable and treasured private residences.
Publication date: 2016-11-01
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9781770079922
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Johannesburg: Egoli to some, Jozi to others. Once a mining town, now the most important commercial city in Africa. It's been home to renegades and rogues, colonialists and capitalists, the dispossessed and the newly enriched. Today it's populated by those who call themselves Africans or Afrikaners, by blacks, whites and every shade inbetween, and by immigrants from all over.

There are suburbs where the daily rituals of Jewish culture rival New York's; elsewhere, the tone is more Lagos than laid-back. Remnants of the colonial era stand alongside contemporary steel and glass. In a town that prides itself on the pursuit of fortune, it's a challenge to preserve heritage, and it is against this background that Hidden Johannesburg offers a snapshot of 28 notable buildings.

From the stately mansions of the Randlords to their downtown headquarters, the clubs where they socialised and the churches where they worshipped, the architecture of early Johannesburg lives on in sandstone, granite, marble and slate. But this is a city that constantly reinvents itself, and where the old is all-too-readily demolished to make way for the next 'big thing'. Some buildings will survive, others will be consigned to memory.

Hidden Johannesburg reveals fragments of the history of this vibrant city but, perhaps, the book also tells us something about our future, for if we allow our heritage to be swept away in the name of progress, are we advancing at all?
Publication date: 2016-09-01
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9781432307936
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A unique look 'inside' 30 of Cape Town's most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting façade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some well-known, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the 'Mother City'. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country.

These 'hidden' interiors include the Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Royal Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue, Irma Stern Museum and the officer's mess of the Cape Town Rifles ('The Dukes').
Publication date: 2016-07-01
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9781920689780
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Alhoewel sy vandag onthou word as een van die land se beroemdste en geliefdste kunstenaars, het die moderne en unieke styl van Maggie Laubser aanvanklik veel meer kritiek as erkenning gelok. Met 'n unieke invalshoek en fokus op haar 149 skilderye wat sedert haar heengaan in 1973 in die Universiteit Stellenbosch se kunsversameling opgeneem is, bring 'n Venster op Altyd Lig hulde aan en neem lesers op 'n reis deur die lewe en werke van 'n selfekspressionistiese kunstenaar deur wie die Suid-Afrikaanse kunsgeskiedenis sonder twyfel aansienlik verryk is.
Publication date: 2016-03-01
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9780624072768
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Megastructures and Masterminds takes you inside some of the most remarkable construction projects in Southern Africa. Each chapter is a fascinating look into the construction of major structures, and also tells the stories of the civil engineers behind these projects.
Publication date: 2015-09-01
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9781432301958
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An artist's canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed. Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fifteen of South Africa's most revered artists. Over countless mugs of coffee or glasses of wine, he listened and observed as they spoke about their lives, loves and the way they make their art. South African Artists at Home takes the reader into some very private spaces, affording us a glimpse of what the artist goes home to at the end of the day. For some, the work space and home space are irrevocably intertwined. For others, home is a sanctuary. Or perhaps it is the studio that is the sanctuary and home is where 'real life' happens. Either way, if you have an interest in art, artists, and the often bizarre way that making art intersects with living life, you'll find this book intriguing.
Publication date: 2015-03-01
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Arthur Elliott was thirty years of age and of no settled profession when in 1900 he was given a quarter-plate camera as a present. Soon the main interest of this adventurous self-made American was recording the historic landmarks in Cape Town and its surroundings, with an unfailing eye for the essential that no photographer trying to capture the atmosphere of the old Cape has ever been able to equal.

The Elliott collection is one of the most remarkable photographic collections in the world. The qualities that make Elliot's photographs of old Cape scenes so memorable have something to do with the way the sunlight strikes the irregularity of the white plastered walls; with the way Elliott introduced the human element into his photographs; but mostly with the way his camera conveyed that delicate balance between picturesque dilapidation and unselfconscious prosperity that used to characterise Cape domestic architecture.

Elliott's rare rapport with his subject is complemented by a knowledgeable and affectionate commentary from a noted expert and enthusiast on the subject of South Africa's artistic and cultural heritage, Hans Fransen.
Publication date: 2013-11-01
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9780624056775
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Vladimir Tretchikoff lived a life as colourful as his paintings. Incredible Tretchikoff chronicles the life of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings in Harbin, China, as the son of Russian émigrés to his highly successful exhibitions in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and in major cities in America and Britain.
As a young cartoonist he faced deceit in Shanghai and life-threatening situations in a besieged Singapore during World War II. He was nearly killed when the boat he tried to escape on was sunk by the Japanese. Shortly after he was taken prisoner of war in Java and forced to use his artistic skills for Japanese propaganda.

Tretchikoff was reunited with his wife and daughter in Cape Town four years later. It was sheer ambition and willpower that drove him to start a new life here as an artist and to defy the dismissive local art establishment. Within years he was crowned one of the country's bestselling and most popular artists. That was partly due to his business acumen and flair.

While he became a pop icon in the 1980s he never accepted the title as the King of Kitsch. Recent years have seen a new appreciation for his art with his painting Red Jacket selling for over R4,7 million in October 2012.
Publication date: 2013-05-01
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9781770079595
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A consistent seller for nearly two decades, this practical handbook is an indispensible guide for all owner builders. This edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of changes in building legislation, new building techniques, and contemporary architectural, design and decor trends.
Publication date: 2012-07-01
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9780987002280
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Wat die hart van vol is, is bowenal die liefdesverklaring van 'n beeldende kunstenaar aan Afrikaans soos dit vloei uit al die sprekers se monde: verlange na die taal, verrukking oor die gespierdheid, aardsheid en vrypostigheid daarvan: verwondering oor die wortels en naelstringe van woorde; en ontdekking van die beelde wat geboorte gegee het aan woorde en idiome en segwyses.




Hierdie boek dra die hart op die mou. it die oorvloed van haar hart spreek die dubbelbegaafde kuntenaar (die beeldhouer as word-boetseerder) tot did leser: uit die ervaring van oorvloed vloei haar kunsopvatting en did gul uitnodiging:




"My ambisie as kunstenaar is om soos 'n wind deur die vergete boorde van jou verbeelding te waal, sodat jy jou waterpere hoor val en herinner word aan jou eie verborge kreatiewe en geestelikeoorvloed."
Publication date: 2012-04-01
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9781869194857
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As a land artist Strijdom van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. It is a process of working with the natural world using sand, water, wood, rocks etc. He shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final probable destruction.
Publication date: 2011-09-01
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9781770100923
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Alexis Preller, the renowned South African artist, comes to life in this vivid, well-researched monograph that holds the reader's attention to the very last page. Written by distinguished art historian, Esmé Berman, who was a personal friend of Preller's, this fascinating account of the artist's life and art is interwoven with the drama attendant on the twists and turns of Preller's uncompromising career and his passionate private world.
Publication date: 2010-08-01
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9781869191740
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Buite die hekke van Eden bevat dagboekfoto's wat die bekende Suid-Afrikaanse fotograaf Paul Alberts oor 'n hele aantal jare in verskillende dele van Suid-Afrika geneem het. Die teks by die foto's het Alberts self tydens sy fotografie-reise geskryf. Woord en beeld lewer kommentaar op sosiale en omgewingstoestande in die land. Met hierdie foto's vang Alberts iets vas van die wese van lyding, verval en swaarkry, maar ook van die krag van die menslike gees.
Publication date: 2009-11-01

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