Browsing Category Book Illustration

MINNETTE VÁRI, Of Darkness and Of Light
160pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R580
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2016.

Includes the essays:
"The Multiple Lives of Minnette Vári; or the art of the mask", foreword by Simon Njami
"Minnette Vári: Alien/nation" by Pamela Allara
"Transitions: Minnette Vári in conversation" by Tracy Murinik
"In Transition: remastering a vocabulary of ambiguity and polsemy" by Fabiana Lopes
"Minnette Vári's mid-1990s Works in Context" by John Peffer
"Out of Time" by James Sey.

Minnette Vári was born in 1968 in Pretoria and lives and works in Johannesburg.
Bos (S.) text & Paschke (V.) illus. STILLEWE,
111 pp., illus., hardback, First S.A. Edition, Cape Town, 2009. R353
A book of poetry by Dutch writer Stefan Bos, translated from the Dutch by Towertannie and illustrated by South African artist Varenka Paschke. Originally published in Belgium in Dutch.

Stefan Bos and Varenka Paschke travelled to Mexico to experience the Day of the Dead and worked together on this book based on their experiences.

Text in Afrikaans and Dutch.
264 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1992. OUT OF PRINT
Introduction by Jane Carruthers.

Ryno Greenwall provides "a general and extensive overview of the main vehicles of Anglo-Boer War art - ranging from illustrated newspapers and magazines to postcards, postal covers, souvenir publications and work produced by prisoners of war." There are also biographies of over 1 100 Anglo-Boer War artists.
Mennen (I.) & Daly (N.) text & Maritz (N.) illus. ASHRAF IN AFRICA,
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1990. R80
A children's story book illustrated by Nicolaas Maritz.
The Blackheart Gang THE TALE OF HOW,
36 pp., colour illus., hardback, slipcase, DVD, Cape Town, (2009). OUT OF PRINT
The book of the acclaimed animated film, "The Tale of How", produced in 2006 by the Cape Town fantasy art collective, The Blackheart Gang. The Blackheart Gang consists of three members, illustrator Ree Treweek, creative director Jannes Hendrikz, and musician and writer Markus Smit (Wormstorm).

Includes a DVD of the 4½ minute film, which was awarded The Special Distinction Award at the Annecy Film Festival.
[Paton (D.) curator] BOOKNESSES, artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection
265pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., one folding, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R790
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Department of Visual Arts, University of Johannesburg. Essays by Pippa Skotnes, Federico Freschi, Keith Dietrich, Kim Berman and others. Includes a separate 48pp. catalogue of the first exhibition of books from the Ginsberg collection in 1996.

This extraordinary collection includes mostly international artists' books. South African books include Lyndi Sales' "Curiosity" (2001), Malcolm Payne's "Face Value, old heads in modern masks" (1993), William Kentridge's "Portage" (2006) and Pippa Skotnes' "The Dream" (1991).