New Arrivals 28th to 6th of March 2014

Burden (M.) OU-KAAPSE MEUBELS, studies in style
436 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stellenbosch, 2013. R695
A richly illustrated book on old Cape furniture. Includes pioneer furniture and furniture from the Renaissance-Classical, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical and Regency periods.

Foreword by Hans Fransen.

Text in Afrikaans. An English edition will be published later in 2014.

Cultural historian Matilda Burden is Senior Researcher at the University of Stellenbosch Museum.
Hawthorne (T.), Higginson (C.) & Lucie-Smith (E.) JOHN MEYER, a retrospective 1972-2012
171 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
A monograph on South African painter John Meyer, known for his landscapes, portraits and "narrative works".

Contributions include:
"An evening with John Meyer", adapted from a series of interviews with the artist conducted by Craig Higginson in Cape Town in 2011
"Distant Lives", an essay by Edward Lucie-Smith.

John Meyer was born in Bloemfontein in 1942. He lives and works in Cape Town.
Pissarra (M.) AGAINST THE GRAIN, Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka, & Thami Kiti, sculptors from the Cape
63 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R110
Published to accompany the exhibition of sculptures, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town and the Sanlam Art Gallery, Belville, 2013 and 3014.

Features work by five sculptors from the Cape: Isaac Makeleni (1950-2008), Ishmael Thyssen (b.1953), Shepherd Mbanya (b.1965), Timothy Mafenuka (1966-2003) and Thami Kiti (b.1968).
Sims (L.S.) et. al THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT,
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York etc, 2010. R495
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.

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