Browsing Category Craft (including basketware)

Coetsee (E.) CRAFT ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, creative intersections
271pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R325
Features South African craft artists who create works through beading, basket weaving, ceramics, fibre art, glass sculpture, metal and wirework, recycling and woodcarving. Includes chapters on Monkeybiz, Ardmore, Clementina van der Walt, Hylton Nel, Katherine Glenday, Kim Sacks, Wilma Cruise, Keiskamma Art, Walter Oltmann, Handspring Puppet Company, Johannes Segogela, Thomas Kubayi, and many others.

Preface by Willem Boshoff.

Elsabe Coetsee established the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation in 1994, the Mogalakwena Craft Art Village in 2004, and the Mogalakwena Craft Art Gallery in Cape Town in 2008. Her first book, "Craft Art in South Africa", published in 2002, is now out of print.
Ehlers (M.) MOSAICS MADE IN AFRICA, a tribute to the mosaics of Vera Giovitto
188pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2013. R450
Vera Giovitto was born in Italy in 1942 and moved to South Africa in 1964 to join her husband Renato. They settled in Pretoria and started making mosaics to decorate swimming pools. As demand grew they established the business Mosaic Arts, producing murals and floors for churches, hotels, casinos, banks and private homes. After Renato died their daughter Marina, the author of this book, became an equal partner.
Magubane (P.) photo. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE,
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Text by Sandra Klopper.
Documents contemporary rural life in South Africa: traditional styles of dress, beadwork and other forms of adornment, rites of passage, artistic traditions and the murals and vernacular forms of architecture practiced in rural areas across the country.
Phansi Museum DOLL COLLECTION,
91pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2011. R195
Catalogue of the southern African doll collection of the Phansi Museum. Roberts House, Durban.
Schmahmann (B.) THE KEISKAMMA ART PROJECT, restoring hope and livelihoods
212pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R455
The Keiskamma Art Project, started by Carol Hofmeyer in 2000, provides work to over 130 people from Hamburg and the surrounding rural villages in the Eastern Cape. They make embroidered, beaded and appliqu├ęd handbags, cushion covers, quilts, linen and tapestries, and have also produced a number of large artworks. The 126 metre Keiskamma Tapestry, which records the history of the Eastern Cape, now hangs permanently in the Parliament Building in Cape Town.
Sims (L.S.) et. al THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT,
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York etc, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2010.

Contributions include:
"Global City, Urban Flux: three models of globalization from and in Africa" by Naomi Beckwith
"Eclectic Dialogue: the atchitectural search for an Afro-centric Design Aesthetic" by José Mapily
"Utopian Processes, Dystopian Premonitions: African craft and design answer questions we have yet to ask" by Keith Recker
"From Masquerade to Fashion and Back" by Judith Bettelheim
"Bushpunk and the Future of Africa" by Julie Lasky.

Includes work by Ardmore Ceramic Art, Black Coffee (fashion designers Danica Lepen and Jaques van der Watt), Egg Designs (Greg and Roché Dry), Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nesta Nala, Ntombi Nala, Heath Nash, Rueben Ndwandwe, Beverley Price, Kim Schmahmann, Esther Mahlangu, Clive Sithole, Ubuhle Beads (Ntombephi Ntombela and Bev Gibson), Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, and Zenzulu (Marisa Fick-Jordaan) from South Africa, Mabeo Furniture (Peter Mabeo) from Botswana, and Gonçalo Mabunda from Mozambique.
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".
van Heerden (J.) ZULU BASKETRY,
82 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R195
Jannie van Heerden focuses on contemporary basket weaving from the Hlabisa area of KwaZulu-Natal. Includes work by master weavers Beauty Ngxongo and the late Reuben Ndwandwe.

Jannie van Heerden is Deputy Chief Education Specialist in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education in charge of Visual Arts and Design Education. He has spent 16 years documenting basket weavers in the field.