New Arrivals 24th to 30th of January 2017

PENNY SIOPIS, Shame
163pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R1200
This monograph brings together Penny Siopis' Shame paintings, produced between 2002 and 2005.
PENNY SIOPIS, Grief
163pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R1200
This monograph brings together a series of small paintings on paper, produced by Penny Siopis over a period of two years, following the experience of devastating personal loss.
ZANDER BLOM, Paintings, volume II, 2013-2016
359pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R1025
A catalogue raisonné of all Zander Blom's oil on canvas paintings produced between 2013 and 2016.

Includes the essay, "Bestial Modernity: the art of Zander Blom" by Nicola Trezzi.

"Paintings, volume I, 2010-2012, essay by Courtney J. Martin" (2013) is still available @ R500.
Adams (T.) & Feyder (S.) comps. COMMONPLACE,
198pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2016. R700
The photographs in this book are drawn from two private collections. The first, the album of the Drummond and Fyvie families from the Natal Midlands, date mainly from 1910 to 1948. The second is the work of Ronald Mgilima and his son, Thorence, who photographed life in the African, coloured and Indian neighbourhoods around Benoni, east of Johannesburg, in the 1950s and 1960s. These collections have formed the basis of an ongoing collaboration between Tamsyn Adams and Sophie Feyder, as part of a research project at the University of Leiden. Their first venture was an exhibition, "Sidetracks: working with two photographic collections", at the Market Photo Workshop Gallery in 2013.

Sophie Feyder was born in Brussels and grew up in New York and Luxemburg. She met Farrell Ngilima during her first fieldwork trip to Johannesburg in 2008. Their close collaboration on his grandfather’s photographic collection has been an important part of her PhD research at Leiden University.
Tamsyn Adams was born in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa as a child. In 2009, she completed an MA in cultural studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and began her PhD at the University of Leiden the following year.
Ballen (R.) photo. THE THEATRE OF APPARITIONS, in collaboration with Marguerite Rossouw
190pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R740
Introduction by Colin Rhodes.

Photographer Roger Ballen experimented with spraying paint on glass, "drawing on" or removing the paint with a sharp object to let natural light through, and immediately photographed the images.
Frescura (F.) & Myers (J.) ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARCHITECTURAL TERMS, English-isiZulu, an illustrated survey of historical terms appertaining to the indigenous, folk and colonial architectures of southern Africa
220pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzurg, 2016.
Covers the terminologies used by southern Africa's rural builders as well as subsequent colonial white settlers including buildings of the Cape-Dutch, English Georgian, Victorian and Indian traditions. Each term is listed in its original language, its translation where appropriate into Zulu, and its definition in English and Zulu.

Franco Frescura was Professor of Architecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Joyce Myeza is currently Director of Libraries and Special Collections at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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 appliquéd 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.

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