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Mosaics made in Africa
Marina Giovitto Ehlers Add to basket
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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
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Remarkable Heritage houses of South Africa
Nini Bairnsfather Add to basket
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R600.00


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
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Hidden Johannesburg
Paul Duncan, Alain Proust Add to basket
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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
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Hidden Cape Town
Paul Duncan, Alain Proust Add to basket
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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
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Megastructures and Masterminds
Tony Murray Add to basket
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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
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South African Artists at Home
Paul Duncan Add to basket
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R375.00


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
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Dylan Lewis - An Untamed Force
Dylan Lewis, Ian McCallum Add to basket
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The towering sculptures of Dylan Lewis are becoming well-known landmarks in South Africa, where they grace botanical gardens, golf courses, grand hotel foyers and the halls of discerning collectors. Increasingly,
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Listening to Distant Thunder
Philippa Hobbs, Elizabeth Rankin Add to basket
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The Art of Peter Clarke was originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011. This prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929–2014), one
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100 Good Ideas
Brendon Bell-Roberts Add to basket
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Good ideas contain unfathomable journeys. Good ideas exceed those who generate them. Good ideas are for the greater good. Good ideas are good because they can be connected to other good ideas. In 100 Good
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A Cape Camera
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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
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Ardmore We are because of others
Fée Halsted Add to basket
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Giraffe stretch out their necks and bat-eared foxes curl their tails to make handles for jugs, vases and tureens. Inquisitive monkeys peer over the edge of a planter, teasing the leopards below them. Magical
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Owner Building in South Africa
Penny Swift, Janek Szymanowski Add to basket
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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
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Sculpting the earth
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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
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Claudette Schreuders
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Claudette Schreuders, who lives and works in South Africa, is known for her distinctive carved and painted wooden sculptures which, as Okwui Enwezor has observed, ‘propose a new language resulting from
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Curious World
Michael Stevenson, Hylton Nel Add to basket
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R420.00


Artist/potter Hylton Nel, who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2011, has developed a distinctive style of work, rich in references to the decorative arts, literature, art history and South African life.
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Alphabet of Democracy
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R280.00


Anton Kannemeyer’s Alphabet of Democracy is an illustrated A to Z guide to the absurdities of life in the democratic South Africa. Kannemeyer subverts the myth of the ‘rainbow nation’ with acute
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Alexis Preller
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R330.00


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,
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South African House Plans 2
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R270.00


"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
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Cape Dutch Houses
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The distinctive historical architecture of the southwestern Cape, generally known as ‘Cape Dutch’, features ornate gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed walls. These buildings, frequently set in surroundings
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