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DAVID KOLOANE AWARD, WRITERS' MENTORSHIP, 2017, Bag Factory Artists' Studios
76pp., b/w & colour illus., paperbaxk, Johannesburg, 2017. R140
The David Koloane Award, established in 2010, provides various mentorship residencies for young artists, who are mentored by artists based at the Bag Factory.

The 2017 edition of the award was given to arts writers Lokho Witbooi, Nolan Stevens and Siya Masuku. They were mentored by Ashraf Jamal and Robyn Sassen. This book includes contributions by the 3 recipients, a foreword by Robyn Sassen, an afterword by Ashraf Jamal, and an essay by David Koloane.
Beumers (E.) ed. AFRICA MEETS AFRICA, The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam
127 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, Rotterdam, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essay, "A String to Heaven, from South African Soil" by Elza Miles.

Includes Swazi, Zulu and Shona neckrests, a Nguni beaded apron, a Zulu beaded cape, stick, war shield and cereminal axe, Swazi clubs, a Tsonga-Shangana dance staff, ceremonial staffs and a power figure from Angola, pipes from St. Helena, as well a sculpture,"The Angel Gabriel" by Owen Ndou, and much more.
Brenner (J.) et al LIFESCAPES, six object biographies
144pp.., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R340
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2017.

This exhibition and book grew out of a post-graduate course entitled "Writing Art’s Histories", run by the Wits History of Art department, which requires students to write the ‘biography’ of a single object from WAM’s collection. The exhibition presents six objects researched by students in 2015 in dialogue with other objects and pictures. The students, Catherine Boyd, Luke Hackney, Nomvuyo Horwitz, Ivonne Marais, Kathryn Wheeler and Kent Williams, wrote object biographies about a bowl-bearing figure, a pastel landscape drawing, a Zulu beer pot, a pair of wooden colon figures, a hanging human-animal sculpture, and a black-and-white photograph. Includes an introductory chapter by Joni Brenner, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes.

This catalogue is the third in the series, and follows "Lifelines: object biographies from the Standard Bank African Art Collection" (2014) and "Life-Line-Knot: six object biographies" (2015).
Chiya (S.) 9 MORE WEEKS, essays and interviews
143pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
Interviews with Dada Khanyisa, Zander Blom, Bronwyn Katz, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Guy Tillim, Mame-Diarra Niang, Claudette Schreuders, Simphiwe Ndube and Portia Zvavahera.

Includes portraits by Kate Arthur.

Sinazo Chiya works as social media and press liaison at Stevenson gallery. She has written for ArtThrob, Art Africa and Adjective.
Godby (M.) text IS THERE STILL LIFE?, continuity and change in South African still life painting
64 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Old Town House, Cape Town, and Sanlam Art Gallery, Belville, 2007 and 2008.

Artists include Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes, Robert Hodgins, Mokgabudi Amos Letsoalo, Bongiwe Dhlomo Mautloa, Irma Stern, Wolf Kibel, Gregoire Boonzaier, Erik Laubscher, William Kentridge, Jean Welz, Maggie Laubser, Hylton Nel, Willie Bester, Trevor Makhoba, Sam Nhlengethwa, and Moshekwa Langa.
Hamilton (C.) & Skotnes (P.) eds. UNCERTAIN CURATURE, in and out of the archive
430 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R300
A collection of essays on the archive and the ways it is displayed and interpreted in postcolonial South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Cover to Cover: the contribution of the book to the reproduction of linear, hierarchical modesl of natural history" by Fritha Langerman
"Fugitive Archive: a response to the Bushmen diorama" by Pippa Skotnes
"Fieldwork, Killing Time and Accidental Photographs" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi
"Native Work: an artwork by Andrew Putter consisting of 38 portrait photographs (with photography by Hylton Boucher, Kyle Weeks and Andrew Putter)" by Andrew Putter
"Visualising the Realm of a Rain-Queen: the production and circulation of Eileen and Jack Krige's Lobedu fieldwork photographs from the 1930s" by Patricia Davison and George Mahashe
"Outlawed Black Public Spheres: snapshots of cinema's archive" by Litheko Modisane
"The Persistence of Empire: unveiling transnational legacies of race in 'Funnyhouse of a Negro'" by Alexandra Dodd.

Carolyn Hamilton holds a Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Pippa Skotnes is Michaelis Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.
Hayes (P.) & Bank (A.) eds. KRONOS, journal of Cape history, no.27, November 2001, special issue: visual history
346 pp., illus., paperback, Institute of Historical Research, University of th, Cape Town, 2001. R180
Includes "Photography and the Performance of History" by Elizabeth Edwards; "The Interdependence of Photography and Painting on the South West Africa Expedition of James Chapman and Thomas Baines, 1861-1862" by Michael Godby; "Anthropology and Portrait Photography: Gustav Fritsch's Natives of South Africa, 1863-1872" by Andrew Bank; "Blank Verbeeld, or the Incredible Whiteness of Being: amateur photography and Afrikaner nationalist historical narrative" by Marijke du Toit; "Downcast: mining, men and the camera in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1930" by Josiah Mhute; "Vision and Violence: photographies of war in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia" by Patricia Hayes; "Shoot to Kill: photographic images in the Namibian independence/ bush war" by Casper Erichsen; "Screening Saints and Sinners: the construction of filmic and video images of black and white South Africans in western popular culture during the late apartheid era" by Vivian Bickford-Smith & "The Renaturing of African Animals: film and literature in the 1950s and 1960s" by William Beinart.
Heidenreich-Seleme (L.) & O'Toole (S.) eds. UBER(W)UNDEN, art in troubled times
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. R295
A collection of responses from writers, visual artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, choreographers and photographers from various sub-Saharan countries, and their counterparts in Germany, to the question of how they have engaged with social traumas.

Contributions include:
""Ngibonile (I have seen...)" by Zanele Muholi
"State of the Nation" by Kudzanai Chiurai
"Making Art Is an Occupational Hazard" by Rumbi Katedza
"My Mistake, Your Mistake" by Sello Pesa
"Silence Is an Act of Recovery" by Kathleen MacQueen and Jo Ractliffe
"Between the Lens and the Eyepiece" by William Kentridge

Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes at the Goethe-Institut South Africa. In 2011 she organised the regional conference, "uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times" as part of the Goethe-Institut's focus theme "culture and conflict". The content of this book owes a great deal to this project.
Journalist, art critic, editor and writer Sean O'Toole is a past editor of Art South Africa magazine. He is currently co-editor of CityScapes, a magazine of urban enquiry, and writes regularly for the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian.
Knight (N.) & Jacobson (L.) THE BIG PICTURE, an art-o-biography
195pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R400
Part memoir, part art history, this book chronicles Natalie Knight's time at her gallery in Hyde Park, Johannesburg (1980-1995), where she exhibited international art and promoted little-known black artists. She is renowned as a collector and documentor of Ndebele and Shangaan art and received the Lifetime Achiever Award for Africa for contributions to art and culture.

Lana Jacobson is also the author of "Unstoppable, the Natalie Knight story".
Mafundikwa (S.) AFRIKAN ALPHABETS, the story of writing in Afrika
170 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
An informal review of African writing systems that emphasises the graphic aspects. Saki Mafundikwa is a Zimbabwean graphic designer, typographer and founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a graphic design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. His well illustrated book identifies, defines and dicusses more than a dozen writing systems (pictographs, ideographs, syllabaries and alphabets) devised and designed by Africans. Included are sections on San rock art, Bantu symbol writing and Ndebele painters.
377pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R530
First published in the USA in 2016.

A history of Ndaleni art school in rural KwaZulu-Natal, run by the apartheid government from 1952 to 1981 to train African art teachers.

"A profoundly human story of the institutional and social constraints under which African artists operated and the different ways they sought to produce beauty in the midst of oppression." Frederick Cooper, author of "Africa in the World: capitalism, empire, nation-state"

"A meditation on what happens if we examine a past that is shaped by broader historical forces (in this case apartheid) but that cannot be reduced to them." Clifton Crais, co-editor of "The South Africa Reader: history, culture, politics"

"A richly suggestive and moving contribution to South African intellectual history. Weaving in a highly imaginative way the two concepts of life and art, Magaziner opens unique pathways for research in the historical sociology of the object-worlds South Africans invented, created, and inhabited during the long twentieth century. Written with extraordianry clarity and precision, this book will appeal to anyone curious about new trends in the historiography of culture." Achille Mbembe, author of "Critique of Black Reason"

Daniel Magaziner is Associate Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of "The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in SOuth Africa, 1968-1977".
Manake (M.) ECHOES OF AFRICAN ART, a century of art in South Africa
111 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1987) 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Es'kia Mphahlele.

Includes traditional African art: rock paintings, mural paintings, basketware, beadwork, headrests and gourds and work by modern artists Noria Mabasa, Sydney Kumalo, Michael Zondi, Johannes Segogela, Lucas Sithole, Durant Sihlali, George Pemba, Gerard Sekoto, Helen Sebidi, Ephraim Ngatane, Cyprian Shilakoe, Julian Motau, Lucky Sibiya, Dan Rakgoathe, John Muafangejo, David Koloane, and others.

Miles (E.) LAND AND LIVES, a story of early black artists
190 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
An account of black artists born in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes sections on Gerard Bhengu, Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba, Jan Schoeman (Outa Lappies), Peter Clarke, and many more.
Miles (E.) POLLY STREET, the story of an art centre
167 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. R350
Polly Street Art Centre was established in 1949 by a group of artists who began to teach art voluntarily to black South Africans. Cecil Skotnes, Larry Skully, Gideon Uysand Fred Scimmel taught at the centre. Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae, Louis Maqhubela, Leonard Matsoso, Nat Mokgosi, Isaiah Moeketsi, Durant Sihlali, Lucas Sithole, Ephraim Ngatane and Dumile Feni were students there.

Foreword by Jack Ginsberg.

Includes a separate 6 pp., resource for educators and learners in the visual arts written by Helene Smuts entitled "Looking for no.1 Polly Street".
Mistry (J.) & Ellapen (J.A.) eds. 'WE REMEMBER DIFFERENTLY", race, memory, imagination
181 pp., illus., paperback, DVD, Pretoria, 2012. R195
A collection of essays that address the conditions of cultural production in a post-apartheid South Africa. The contributors use the short film, "We Remember Differently", directed by Jyoti Mistry, as a focal point in their reflections on the creative process and how history and memory inform their creative choices.

Includes a DVD of the 26 minute film.

Contributions include:
"Introduction" by Imraan Coovadia
"On Producing: the producer as creative visionary" by Florian Schattauer
"On Writing: relinquishing the writer's authority" by Lesley Emanuel
"Indian South Africans and the 'White' Imaginary: in critical conversation with Jyoti Minstry" by Jordache A.Ellapen
"Rituals of Memory and Desire" by Lesley Marx
"We Remember Differently and the Intimacies of our Separateness" by Bhekizizwe Peterson.

Filmmaker Jyoti Mistry is Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Arts.

Ndlovu (M.) et. al. INHERITING THE FLAME, new writing on community arts in South Africa
96 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Community Arts as Political Protest Post 76 - some thoughts" by Naren Sewpaul, "Community Arts in South Africa - a brief history" by Lize van Robbroek, "The New Wave: government arts and culture centres - reinforcements or liabilities" by Gerard Hagg, "From the Culture of Bricks to the Bricks of Culture: towards a policy framework for arts and culture centres" by Joseph Gaylard, "Heating Up the Pot: alternative creative spaces in Durban: by Zayd Minty, extracts from a 1997 interview with Mavis Taylor, former Head of Drama at UCT, and a conversation with Martin Stevens, the oldest serving staff member of Arts and Media Accesss Centre (AMAC), formerly Mediaworks, formerly Community Arts Project (CAP).
Nel (K.) & Leibhammer (N.) curators EVOCATIONS OF THE CHILD, fertility figures of the southern African region
231 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1998.

Essays include "Women and Material Markers of Identity" by Carolyn Hamilton, "The Sorghum Child, 'nguana modula': South Sotho child figures", "The Girl Who Ran Away, 'intombi zivemuka' and other traditional beaded Zulu dolls" and "Enigma Dolls, South Sotho and Zulu figures?" by Marilee Wood, "'Ntwane Gimwane', Ntwane grass figures" by Hazel Friedman, "'Musidzana wa Tshirova', the girl who has a medicated rod, gender ambiguities and the Venda 'thahu'" by Anitra Nettleton, ""The Puzzle of the Pendant Figures" and "Evocations of the Child" by Karel Nel and Nessa Leibhammer, "'Tswana Mgwana ba Pelego', Tswana child figures", "'Lenge Nwana', Lenge tattooed and scarified figures" and "Children of Birth, 'bana ba pelego': North Sotho child figures" by J.A.van Schalkwyk, "'Swazi Umntfwana', Swazi evocations of the child" and "Tonga Child Figures, the protogenic forms of the Tonga child figures" by Karel Nel, "Children of Earth, Zulu clay dolls" by Frank Jolles, "'Kwanyama Ovambo', Kwanyama child figures" by Margo Timm, "Venda and Pedi, clay initiation figures for the 'domba' and 'khomba' ceremonies" by Karen Harber, and more.
Nettleton (A.) et. al. (eds.) VOICE-OVERS, Wits writings exploring African artworks
151 pp., 4to,m colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2004.
A range of artists, writers and academics with strong connections to the University of the Witwatersrand were asked to chose an item from the Standard Bank African Art Collection, housed at the university, and write a short piece on their choice.

Authors include Willliam Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Michael Godby, Philippa Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, Karel Nel, David Bunn, Anitra Nettleton, Sarah Nuttall, Penny Siopis, Jan Taylor, Clive van den Berg, and many others. Includes work by Jackson Hlungwane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Johannes Mashego Segogela, Noria Mabasa, Santu Mofokeng, Trevor Makoba, and Tito Zungu. For example, William Kentridge chose a votive offering (asen) from Benin, Robert Hodgins a power object (nkisi) from the Congo, Phillipa Hobbs a tapestry, "Animal Meeting/ Apartheid among animals" by Allina Ndebele, Michael Godby a photograph from the series, "Motouleng Caves, Surrender Hill, Clarens" by Santu Mofokeng, Karel Nel a staff from Angola and Clive van den Berg a wooden sculpture, "God's Leg with Eggs", by Jackson Hlungwane.
Oguibe (O.) & Enwezor (O.) eds. READING THE CONTEMPORARY, African art from theory to the marketplace
432 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Includes "The Identity Question: focus on Black South African expression" by David Koloane; "Inversion of the Printed Image: Namibian perspectives on John Ndevasia Muafangejo" by Margo Timm; "About Face: aspects of art history and identity in South African visual culture" by Colin Richards & "Reframing the Black Subject: ideology and fantasy in contemporary South African representation" by Okwui Enwezor.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
Partridge (M.) ed. ADJECTIVE, issue 1, volume 1, summer 2017
88pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2017. R320
The first physical issue of the online publication,, that explores "the relationship between image and text within the scope of contemporary South African art criticism." from the editorial by Matthew Partridge,

Includes an interview with Robin Rhode together with an edition of six prints from his series "Paths and Fields." Also includes Sean O'Toole on Walter Battiss, Matthew Partridge on Zwelethu Mthethwa's murder trial and Ashraf Jamal on the exhibition "Letter to Europa".
339 pp, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
John Peffer considers the work of mostly black (and some progressive white) artists in South Africa, especially during the period between 1976 and 1994. He examines the ways that the struggle against apartheid affected the social milieus and the choices of representational forms available to black artists, explores the development of modernist art among black artists and shows how, through a cosmopolitan and non-racial art practice, progressive artists helped to undermine apartheid and model a future, more democratic society.

"'Art and the End of Apartheid' is at once an accomplished account of the world of progressive art practice in the last decades of white rule, a subtle exploration of the struggle for a nonracial aesthetic, and a compelling chapter in the unfinished history of black modernism in South Africa. But more than this, it is a major contribution to our understanding of the crisis of representation and imagination that haunted the apartheid regime from start to finish." Jean Comaroff

John Peffer is lecturer in art and art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is editor of "Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture".
Picton-Seymour (D.) text & Szymanowski (J.) et. al. photo HISTORICAL BUILDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
192 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Covers approximately 300 of South Africa's most important buildings, providing additional information about the architects and other people associated with them.
432 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., First English Edition, Paris, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Originally published in 1998 in French.
Includes "The Black Photo Album" and "Trajectory of a Street Photographer" by Santu Mofokeng & "The Development of Photography in South Africa" by Kathleen Grundlingh.
Southern African photographers include Ricardo Rangel, Billy Monk, John Mauluka, John Liebenberg, Bob Gosani, Alf Kumalo, David Goldblatt, Omar Badsha, Guy Tillim, Penny Siopis, Chris Ledochowski, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Andrew Tshabangu & Santu Mofokeng.
Sack (S.) curator & text THE NEGLECTED TRADITION, towards a new istory of South African art (1930-1988)
155 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, November 1988 - January 1989.

Re-evaluates South African art "by tracing the development and influence of black South African artists, and for the first time documenting this development and influence through an exhibition and researched catalogue."

Sans (J.) ed. KENDELL GEERS, hand grenades from my heart
383pp., colour illus., paperback, Beijing, 2012. R410
A collection of interviews with and essays by Kendell Geers, edited by curator Jérôme Sans.

Kendell Geers was born in 1968 in Johannesburg. He moved to Belgium in 2000 and lives between Johannesburg and Brussels.
Jérôme Sans is former Director of the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Jérôme Sans is currently Global Cultural Curator for Le Mériden Hotels & Resorts, Artisttic Director of the urban development, "Rives de Saône-River Movie": in France, Creative Director of "L'Officiel Art" magazine, and co-founder of Perfect Crossovers.
Schwartz (J.) & Ryan (J.) eds. PICTURING PLACE, photography and the geographical imagination
354 pp., illus., paperback, London & New York, 2003. R280
Introduction, "Photography and the Geographical Imagination", by Joan Schwartz and James Ryan. Includes the essays "Capturing and Losing the 'Lie of the Land': railway photography and colonial nationalism in early twentieth-century South Africa" by Jeremy Forster and "'Wunderkammer' to World Wide Web: picturing place in the post-photographic era" by William Mitchell.
Siebrits (W.) ART AND URBANISATION, South Africa 1940-1971, 8 May - 29 June 2003
26 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg.
Includes work by Gerard Bhengu, Durant Sihlali, Ephraim Ngatane, Gerard Sekoto, Andrew Motjuoado & George Pemba.
Siebrits (W.) ORIGINS OF FORM, sculpture and artefacts from Southern Africa
21 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2002.

Includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwane, Sydney Kumalo, Edoardo Villa, Dumile Feni, Cecil Skotnes, Cyprian Shilakoe and others, as well as Zulu and Tsonga artefacts.
Skotnes (P.) et. al. CURIOSITY CLXXV, a paper cabinet, curating exhibitions at the University of Cape Town
192 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue to accompany an exhibition produced to celebrate the University of Cape Town's 175th anniversary curated by Pippa Skotnes, Gwen van Embden and Fritha Langerman, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 2004.

The curators collected objects from academics' offices, storerooms, and libraries and organized them into cabinets that represent the various activities that characterise a university. Also included in the exhibition are an assembly of cases created by artists who have, or have had a connection with the university and a series of four works created by the three curators.

Photographs by Stephen Inggs. Texts by Patricia Davison, David Chidester, Brenda Cooper, David Brown, Gavin Younge, Andrew Lampbrecht, Martin Hall, Christopher Peter and Malcolm Payne, amongst others. Poems by Ingrid de Kock, Joan Hambidge and Stephen Watson.
Smith (T.), Enwezor (O.) & Condee (N.) eds. ANTINOMIES OF ART AND CULTURE, modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity
437 pp., illus., paperback, Durham & London, 2008. R385
In this collection "theorists, artists, critics and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it."

Contribution include "Aftermath: value and violence in contemporary South African art" by Colin Richards, and
"The Postcolonial Constellation: contemporary art in a state of permanent transition" by Okwui Enwezor.

Terry Smith is Andrew W.Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh and a visiting professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sydney.
Okwui Enwezor is Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Nancy Condee is Associate Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Stevenson (M.) ART AND ASPIRATIONS, the Randlords of South Africa and their collections
199 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2002. R395
The collections of Joseph Robinson, Sir Lionel & Lady Phillips, Alfred and Sir Otto Beit & Sir Julius Wernher.
Stevenson (M.) SOUTH AFRICAN ART 1800 - NOW,
36 pp., colour illus., paperback, d.w., Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the selling exhibition held at Michael Stevenson Contemporary, 28 January - 14 February 2004.

Artists include William Kentridge, Cecil Higgs, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Gerard Sekoto, Walter Battiss & Berni Searle.
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) SURVIVING THE LENS, photographic studies of south and east African people, 1870-1920
144 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2001. R295
Includes images by professional photographers such as Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin as well as more casual "snapshots" taken by amateurs.
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) "BOTH CURIOUS AND VALUABLE", African art from the late 19th-century south-east Africa
130 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Michael Graham-Stewart, Auckland, 2005.

Includes a 26 pp. essay by Michael Stevenson on "the acquisition of south-east African material culture by Europeans in the late nineteenth century, and the dynamic shift in the social significance of the object that occurs along with the shift in ownership".
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) THE MLUNGU IN AFRICA, art from the colonial period, 1840-1940
111 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R300
"Mlungu" is a term widely used in south-east Africa for a white person. Catalogue of the exhibition at Michael Stevenson Contemporary, 2003.
Stevenson (M.) & Rosholt (A.) MOVING IN TIME AND SPACE, shifts between abstraction and representation in post-war South African art
104 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R300
Catalogue of the Dimension Data Collection which includes work by William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Sandile Zulu, Robert Hodgins, Maggie Laubser, Cecil Skotnes, Sydney Kumalo, and many others.
Stevenson (M.) & Viljoen (D.) SOUTH AFRICAN ART, 1800 - 2000
75 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the sellling exhibition, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, 2002.

Includes work by Samuel Daniell, Thomas Baines, Irma Stern, Eric Laubscher, George Pemba, A.M.Duggan-Cronin, Peter Clarke, Christo Coetzee, Gerard Sekoto, Dumile Feni & Stanley Pinker, amongst others.
Stevenson (M.) & Viljoen (D.) SOUTH AFRICAN PAINTINGS, 1840-2000
54 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, 2001.

Includes work by Thomas Baines, Frederick I'Ons, J.H.Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Irma Stern, Walter Battiss, Adolph Jentsch, George Pemba, Stanley Pinker, Gerard Sekoto, and others.
Tietze (A.) A HISTORY OF THE IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, reflections on art and national identity
236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R310
In this history Anna Tietze considers the changing ways South Africa's national gallery has understood its social function, explores its relationship to other public collections, and documents the challenges the institution has encountered in the past, those it faces in the present, and examines future possibilities.

Anna Tietze is a cultural and art historian at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She has a long-standing connection with the Iziko South African National Gallery, as both researcher and curator.
Vergunst (N.) HOERIKWAGGO, images of Table Mountain
95 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2000) 2002. R295
Catalogue of the exhibition held at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, November 2000 - April 2001.
Images range from a 1502 Portuguese map of Africa to modern views of Table Mountain by Billy Mandindi, Pippa Skotnes & Nicolaas Maritz.
Viney (G.) text & Proust (A.) photo. COLONIAL HOUSES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
288 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, 1987 (2003). OUT OF STOCK
Foreword by Revel Fox.
Features twenty-three houses and their interiors : Vergelegen, Ida's Valley, Libertas, Stellenberg, Morgenster, Sidbury Park, Kersefontein, Barville Park, Zorgvliet, Broadlands, Hawthornden, Tweedside Lodge, Zwartkoppies Hall, Lynton Hall, Stonehouse, Westminster, Dolobran, The Presidensie, Ellingham, Groote Schuur, Tuynhuis, Brenthurst and Rustenberg.
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First UK Edition, London, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
First published in 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa. Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Artists include William Kentridge, Azaria Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Jane Alexander, Johannes Segogela, Robert Hodgins, Sue Williamson, Cecil Skotnes, Norman Catherine, and many others.
Williamson (S.) & Jamal (A.) ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, the future present
159 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Artists featured include Jane Alexander, Norman Catherine, Robert Hodgins, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Jeremy Wafer, Jo Ractliffe, Brett Murray, Lisa Brice, Johannes Segogela, Tracy Payne, Penny Siopis, Willie Bester and Sue Williamson.
Willis (D.) ed. BLACK VENUS 2010, they called her "Hottentot"
238 pp., illus., paperback, Philadelphia, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
An anthology of art, critical writings, poetry, and prose on and around the subject of Sarah Bartmann.

Contributions include:
"The Hottentot and the Prostitute: toward an iconography of female sexuality" by Sander Gilman,
"Which Bodies Matter? feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the 'Hottentot Venus'" by Zine Magubane,
"Exhibit A: a private life without a narrative" by J.Yolande Daniels,
"Historic Retrievals" confronting visual evidence and the imaging of truth" by Lisa Gail Collins,
"Reclaiming Venus: the presence of Sarah Bartmann in contemporary art" by Debra S.Singer,
"Playing with Venus: Black women artists and the Venus trope in contemporary visual art" by Kianga K.Ford.
Wilson (M.L.) et. al. eds. CODEX WITSENII,
190 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback ,d.w., Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Annotated watercolours of landscapes, flora and fauna observed on the expedition to the Copper Mountains in the country of the Namaqua undertaken in 1685-6 by Simon van der Stel, Commander at the Cape of Good Hope. Copied at the Cape in 1692 for Nicolaas Witsen, Mayor of Amsterdam, Member of the Amsterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, Ambassador to Great Britain, etc etc.

Includes chapters on the history of the "Codex Witsenii", the expedition to the Copper Mountains and the indigenous peoples mentioned in the text.
96 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 1988. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Desmond Tutu
Artists include John Muafangejo, Jackson Hlungwani, Peter Clarke, Johannes Phokela, Tommy Motswai, Tito Zungu, Noria Mabasa, Phutuma Seoka, Titus Moteyane, Johannes Maswanganyi, Nelson Mukhuba, Zamokwakhe Gumede, Derrick Mxumalo, Billy Mandindi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Emile Maurice, Randy Hartzenberg, Paul Sibisi, David Hlongwane, Sfiso Mkame, and others.