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Art Technique Books & Art Guides

Art Technique Books & Art Guides
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Bridget Riley: Past into Present

"I am sometimes asked 'What is your objective' and this I cannot truthfully answer. I work 'from' something rather than 'towards' something. It is a process of discovery." Since 1961, Riley has focused exclusively on seemingly simple geometric forms, such as lines, circles, curves, and squares, arrayed across a surface-whether a canvas, wall, or paper-according to an internal logic. The resulting compositions actively engage the viewer, at times triggering sensations of vibration and movement.
R 1 003,00

Cranach : The Early Years in Vienna

Around 1500, Lucas Cranach the Elder steps onto the world stage - in Vienna. The publication explores this, the artist's earliest period of work and presents all the paintings he produced during this time, their expressiveness radically different from the courtly-elegant compositions he subsequently produced as court painter in Wittenberg. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) produced his earliest works around 1500 in Vienna, shortly before moving to Wittenberg to become court painter to the E
R 629,00

Art of Nature: Fungi Softcover Notebook

Let the art of nature and the magical kingdom of mushrooms inspire your own observations and writing with this beautiful softcover notebook. GREAT SIZE TO TAKE ON THE GO: With a 6" x 8" size, these portable notebooks are perfect use at home, school, the office, or on the go. INCLUDES 240 PAGES: Featuring collage art by Amy Ross, this high-quality notebook has plenty of space for you to collect your thoughts.
R 229,50 R 270,00

El Anatsui : The Reinvention of Sculpture

Written by two acclaimed scholars Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, El Anatsui, is the most comprehensive, incisive and authoritative account yet on the work of El Anatsui, the world-renowned, Ghanaian-born sculptor. The product of more than three decades of research, scholarship and close collaboration with the artist, this book shows why his early wood reliefs and terracottas, and the later monumental metal sculptures, exemplify an innovative critical search for alternative models of art m
R 1 377,00

Edward Krasinski : Mapping Krasinski's Studio

This intimate publication documents an iconic art space of the 20th century, the Warsaw apartment and studio of Polish artists Henryk Stazewski (1894-1988) and Edward Krasinski (1925-2004)--a lively artistic and social space shared by multiple artists. Referencing Daniel Spoerri's landmark artist's book An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (1962), it interweaves a detailed photographic survey of the studio--still preserved today as it was after Krasinski's death in 2004--by Polish photographer Pa
R 510,00

Earth, My Dearest : Inspirations on Nature, Conservation, Sustainability and Stewardship - Over 200 Quotations

A collection of over 200 inspirational and meaningful quotes around conservation and sustainability. A collection of over 200 inspirational and meaningful quotes around conservation and sustainability. Highlighting the wonders of our planet and ways on how best we can save it, Earth, My Dearest includes quotes ranging from poet Henry David Thoreau to activist Greta Thunberg. This quote collection will help show all of us how to cherish the environment and key ways to protect our fragile plane
R 225,00

De Meillon’s Legacy : Art, Science and War

This hardcover edition contains with over 200 full colour pages crammed with a detailed history of De Meillon's lifetime and family lineage, along with many previously unpublished works of art and documents Henry Clifford De Meillon (1800-1859) is recognised as one the most significant South African artists of the early 19th century.
R 650,00

Around the World in 80 Trees

"Beautiful to behold and to read" - THE SUNDAY TIMES "An arboreal odyssey" - NATURE "One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year" - DAILY MAIL "Jonathan Drori's deep-seated love of nature is contagious in this tree-by-tree journey across countries and continents. A book to take your time over" - WIRED Jonathan Drori's number one bestseller, now available in paperback! Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the sto
R 335,75 R 395,00

After the Storm and Before the Rainbow : One Man's View Through Pen and Pencil of His Life's Experiences In South Africa During and After the Apartheid Era

As a journalist, Kin Bentley worked almost exclusively in the Eastern Cape, the heartland of the ANC and first meeting place in the late 18th century of European settlers and the amaXhosa.
R 250,00

Abstract Acrylics : New Approaches to Painting Nature Using Acrylics with Mixed Media

'There's plenty to see, do and think about here and this is a book that will do a lot more than instruct. It'll open your eyes and who knows what you'll see?' Paint Magazine Learn how to combine acrylics with mixed-media techniques to create 27 expressive, abstract paintings inspired by nature.
R 355,00

Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa

Southern Africa has long been recognised as a major centre of diversity for the Amaryllidaceae, and this is the first comprehensive, illustrated account of the family in southern Africa, covering all 18 genera and over 263 taxa.
R 1 134,00 R 1 260,00