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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, No, It Is
195 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A flipbook containing 280 drawings made on the pages of an old, found book.
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Streets of the city (and other tapestries)/ Strade della città (e altri arazzi)
144 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Milan, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, 2010.

Includes the essays:
"William Kentridge: between utopia and dystopia" by Achille Bonito-Oliva,
"The Nose: learning from the absurd' by William Kentridge,
"The Projections of the Geographer and Those of the Artist: the background cartography to a new cycle of works by William Kentridge" by Fabrizio Tramontano.

Text in English and Italian.
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Carnets D'Egypte
67 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, DVD, Paris, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2010.

Afterword by curator Marie-Laure Bernadac and commentary by Willian Kentridge.

In this exhibition William Kentridge uses charcoal and pen-and-ink drawings, collages, animated films and performance pieces to explore his relationship to ancient Egypt.

Includes a 10 minute DVD with three of the short films.

"I had as a central question for myself the task of trying to track an internal geography - uncovering the Egypt lodged inside me - particularly, the question of what was the connection between that internal world to the vast array of fragments from ancient Egypt that sit in the Louvre." William Kentridge pg 56
Alemani (C.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
107 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperbck, Milan, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
A monograph on William Kentridge, in the Supercontemporanea series edited by critic and curator Francesco Bonami. "Each artist who is the subject of a monograph is presented in the simplest way possible, not in the coded language of art criticism but in the clear words of life: each contemporary artist tells us about life and the world we share."

Cecilia Alemani is an independent curator and art critic.
Atlas (C.) dir. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, anything is possible
60 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R450
A documentary on William Kentridge, in which he discusses and demonstrates the importance of improvisation and play in his working process. He is filmed in his Johannesburg studio, at various galleries around the world, and especially backstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages and directs Shostakovich's "The Nose", based on Gogol's story.
Barstow (O.) & Law-Viljoen (B.) eds. FIRE WALKER, William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx
128 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, slipcase, Johannesburg, 2011. R510
This book documents the construction of the William Kentridge/ Gerhard Marx public sculpture installed in downtown Johannesburg before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The sculpture is based on a drawing by Kentridge of a woman street vendor carrying a burning brazier on her head. It includes three photo essays, four essays that reflect on the meaning of public art and conversations by Oliver Barstow with the various professionals who participated in the making of "Firewalker", including the artists William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx and Marcus Neustetter of The Trinity Session.

The essays are:
"Now You See Her, Now You Don't" by Alexandra Dodd
"Urban Mythologies" by Mpho Matsipa
"Walking With/ Walking Alongside/ Walking Against?" by Zen Marie and Jonathan Cane
"Ma Firewalker and Mr Typewriter-Head: maps, Marx and Kentridge" by Mark Gevisser

The photo-essays are:
"Constructing 'Fire Walker'" by John Hodgkiss
"Three Fire Walkers" by Ben Law-Viljoen
"Six Monuments" by Alastair McLahlan
Basualdo (C.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Triumphs and Laments
298pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Second Edition, Cologne, 2018. R1100
This book was published on the occasion of the public project, Piazza Tevere, Rome, 2016.

Includes folding illustration of murals loosely inserted at the back of the book.

Contributions:
"In People's Memory", Carlos Basualdo in conversation with William Kentridge
"A Paradoxical Monumentality" by Gabriele Guercio
"Drawing, Memory, and the City: William Kentridge's Rome" by Salvatore Settis.

Text in both English and Italian.
Benezra (N.) et. al. curators WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2001. R495
Catalogue of the exhibition co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Essays by Neal Benezra, Staci Boris, Lynne Cooke and Ari Sitas. Interview by Dan Cameron.
Bernadac (M-L.) et. al. curators AFRICA REMIX, l'art contemporain d'un continent
338 pp., 4to., colour & b/w illus., paperback, Paris, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005.

Artists exhibited include Jane Alexander, Wilie Bester, Andries Botha, Wim Botha, Tracey Derrick, Marlene Dumas, David Goldblatt, Jackson Hlungwani, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Rodney Place, Tracey Rose & Guy Tillim from South Africa, Fernando Alvim, Paulo Capela, Franck K.Lundangi, N'Dilo Mutima & Anotnio Ole from Angola, Rui Carlos de Noronha Assubuji, Luís Pedro Basto, Gonçalo Mabunda, Sérgio Santimano & Titos from Mozambique & Berry Pickle from Zimbabwe.

Introductions by Marie-Laure Bernadac & Simon Njami. Includes essays by Jean-Hubert Martin, David Elliott, Abdelwahab Meddeb, John Picton, Jean-Loup Amselle, Clémentine Deliss, Manthia Diawara, Hudita Nura Mustafa & Bernard Müller.

Text in French.
Bloemheuvel (M.) & Guldemond (J.) eds. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, More Sweetly Play the Dance
112pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Rotterdam, 2015. R535
Published to accompany the exhibition, EYE Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Lichtsicht-Projection Biennale, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany, 2015.

"More Sweetly Play the Dance" is a 45m-long frieze of moving images, accompanied by music by the African Immanuel Essemblies Brass Band, developed for EYE Museum.

Includes an introduction to the project by curator Jaap Guldemond and "If We Ever Get to Heaven, occasional notes" by William Kentridge.
Cameron (D.) comp. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, d.w., Reprint, London & New York, (1999) 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Text includes an essay, "History of the Main Complaint" by J.M.Coetzee, an interview conducted by Carolyn Christove-Bakargiev, a survey of Kentridges work by Dan Cameron and a selection from Kentridge's writings.
Christov-Bakargiev (C.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
191 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Brussels, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
This book was published by the Societe des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles/ Vereniging voor Tentoonstellingen van de Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Brussel in association with Kunstverein Munchen and Neue Galerie Graz on the occasion of the 1998 exhibition "William Kentridge.

Includes Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in conversation with William Kentridge, "A Procession of the Dispossessed", a survey by Dan Cameron and selections from Kentridge's writings.
Christov-Bakargiev (C.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
256 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Milan, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition, first shown at Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, 10 January- 20 February 2004. Forewords by Ida Gianelli, Armin Zweite, Elizabeth Ann MacGregor, Marcel Brisebois and Rochelle Keene. Essays include "On Defectibility as a Resource: William Kentridges art of imperfection, lack and falling short" by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and "The Shadow of a Doubt: William Kentridges bronze age" by Jane Taylor. The text also includes many short pieces by William Kentridge on his different projects.
Text in English and Italian.
Enwezor (O.) art. director & Richards (C.) et. al. curators TRADE ROUTES, history and geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, 1997
412 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg & The Hague, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, 1997. Exhibitions curated by Okwui Enwezor & Octavio Zaya, Colin Richards, Gerardo Mosquera, Kellie Jones, Hou Hanru, Yu Yeon Kim. Essays by Francesco Bonami, Pedrag Finci, Jean Fisher, Paul Gilroy, Ashraf Jamal, Clive Kellner, David Koloane, Vasif Kortun, Julia Kristeva, Hannah le Roux, Olu Oguibe, Ivor Powell & Saskia Sassen. Includes work by William Kentridge, Stephen Hobbs, Berni Searle, Veliswa Gwintsa, Willem Boshoff, Sandile Zulu, Tracey Rose, Johannes Phokela, Moshekwa Langa, Angela Ferreira, Sue Williamson, Penny Siopis, Jo Ractliffe, António Ole, Zwelethu Mthetwa, Santu Mofokeng, Vivienne Koorland, Andries Botha, Pat Mautloa, Wayne Barker, and many others.
Furlong (W.) SPEAKING OF ART, four decades of art in conversation
272 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, London, 2010. R440
A collection of interviews with artists first recorded for the sound archive Audio Arts in the early 1970s.

Introduction by Mel Gooding.

Includes a 2006 interview with William Kentridge by Claudia Wegener.
Garb (T.) curator WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, VIVIAN KOORLAND, conversations in letters and lines
192pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Edinburgh, 2016. R740
Published to accompany the exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, November 2016-February 2017.

Includes Vivienne Koorland and William Kentridge in conversation with Tamar Garb and essays by Tamar Garb, Briony Fer, Joseph Leo Koerner, Ed Krcma and Griselda Pollock
Godby (M.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, drawings for projection, four animated films
26 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 21 February - 14 March 1992.
The four films shown were "Johannesburg - 2nd greatest city after Paris", "Monument", "Mine" & "Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old".
Gregory (B.) & McDonald (J.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, telegrams from the nose, films, sculpture, drawings, tapestry, etchings
64 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Sydney, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 2008.

Includes essays on William Kentridge by John McDonald and Bill Gregory.
Hecker (J.B.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, TRACE, prints from The Museum of Modern Art
75 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition, "William Kentridge: Five Themes", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010.

The book is a catalogue of the museum's collection of nearly fifty of Kentridge's prints and books as well as being an artist's book itself. William Kentridge worked closely with Judith Hecker on the project and created a series of new drawings for the book, which appear throughout on translucent pages and on the cover.
Kentridge (W.) DE COMO NÃFUI MINISTRO D’ESTADO,
190 pp., colour illus., paperback, DVD, São Paulo, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A flip book illustrated by William Kentridge, produced to accompany the travelling exhibition, Fortuna, that opened at Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October 2012.

Includes a DVD of the flip book being flipped.
Kentridge (W.) EVERYONE THEIR OWN PROJECTOR,
102 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Valence, 2008. R995
An artbook published by Èditions Valèrie-Cudel in France to accompany the exhibition at Marion Goodman gallery, Paris, 2008.

Kentridge draws, doodles, cuts and pastes on pages from old printed books and ledger sheets.
Kentridge (W.) SIX DRAWING LESSONS,
187pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2014. R335
The published version of the six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures William Kentridge presented at Harvard University in 2012.
The six lectures are:"In Praise of Shadows", "A Brief History of Colonial Revolts", "Vertical Thinking: a Johannesburg biography", "Practical Epistemology: life in the studio", "In Praise of Mistranslation" and "Anti-Entrophy".

"The book is a vortex of thinking. You won’t emerge from it able to draw, but you might have gained rich insights into some of the toing and froing, some of the complicated unsettling realities that comprise the working methodologies of this, arguably South Africa’s most well-known visual artist." Robyn Sassen, Mail & Guardian
Kentridge (W.) & Breidbach (A.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, thinking aloud, conversations with Angela Breidbach
120 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R400
An extended conversation between Kentridge & Breidbach. "As he spoke, the artist spontaneously sketched various workprocesses. Some of these drawings are diagrams, others are gestural demonstrations. As 'visible thought' these are an important part of the text and appear at intervals as they occured during the discussions. In addition to the drawings, the text is also interspersed with illustrations of the works under discussion..."
Kentridge (W.) & Hirson (D.) FOOTNOTES FOR THE PANTHER, conversations between Wiliam Kentridge and Denis Hirson
305pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2017. R480
"In June of 2010, William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the opening of "Cinq Thémes", the artist's retrospective at the Jeu du Paume in Paris. So fruitful was this event that the two decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and the occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, allowing them to explore at great length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge's work." from the back cover

This book includes the ten conversations that took place between June 2010 and May 2015.

Denis Hirson was born in Cambridge, UK, in 1951 and lived in South Africa until the age of twenty-two. He settled in France in 1975, and has worked as an actor and lecturer at the École Polytechnique. His other publications include the novel, "The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street" and editor of "In the Heart of Shadows: South African poetry 1996-2015".
Graphic artist, filmmaker and theatre artist William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg in 1955, where he still lives and works.
Denis Hirson and William Kentridge have been friends since the 1980s.
Kentridge (W.) & Morris (R.) THAT WHICH IS NOT DRAWN, conversations
192pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London etc, 2014. R625
William Kentridge in conversation with anthropologist Rosalind Morris about the images in his work, his techniques, and the psychic and philosophical underpinnings of his work.
Kentridge (W.) illus. 2ND HAND READING,
800 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
A partial flip book."2nd Hand Reading" is based on a film constructed from a succession of drawings made by William Kentridge in 2013 on the pages of the 1936 edition of "The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles".
Kentridge (W.) illus., & Morris (R.) text ACCOUNTS AND DRAWINGS FROM UNDERGROUND, East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, 1906
193pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., London etc, 2015. R1890
William Kentridge has drawn on the pages of the 1906 Cash Book of the East Rand Proprietary Mines Corporation, once one of the largest gold mining companies in South Africa. Anthropologist Rosalind Morris, who has researched the South African gold mines for many years, uses the cash book to generate a narrative account of the world of gold mining, drawing together stories of the migrant labourers and charting the flows of capital around the world.
Kentridge (W.), Galison (P.), Meyburgh (C.), Miller (P.) & Masilo (D.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, The Refusal of Time
348 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback , Paris, 2012. R1735
Ths book documents the creative process for the project, "The Refusal of Time", a 5-channel video installation with breathing machine, first presented at Documenta (13) 2012, in Kassel, Germany. "The Refusal of Time", which explores time through various media including dance, film, music and the spoken word, was conceived by William Kentridge and science historian Peter Galison and realised in collaboration with video filmmaker Catherine Myburgh and composer Philip Miller. The book includes sketches and notebooks, all the texts read during the performance, pictures from the rehearsals and workshops as well as highlights of the show, interviews, and drawings by William Kentridge.
Kentridge (W.), Miller (P.) & Pam-Grant (S.) WIILIAM KENTRIDGE, I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine
80 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2008.

Contributions include the essay, "The Nose: learning from the absurd", by William Kentridge, as well as lecture extracts and notes by William Kentridge, music composer Philip Miller, and stage director Sue Pam-Grant.
Kentridge (W.), Pasini (F.), Vettese (A.) & Taylor (J.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, (REPEAT) From the Beginning/ Da capo
112 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Milan, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Teatro La Fenice and Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, 2008.

"My project for the fire screen of the Teatro La Fenice and for the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa takes the sound of an orchestra tuning as the starting point for a series of projections of movement from chaos to order: an essay in visual anti-entropy." William Kentridge

Essays include "Some Notes on '(Repeat) From the Beginning/ Da capo'" by William Kentridge,
"'(Repeat) From the Beginning/ Da capo', notes on the film projected onto the safety curtain of the Teatro La Fenice" by Angela Vettese,
"The Fragility of Coherence" by Francesca Pasini, and
"The Eye of the Beholder" by Jane Taylor.

Text in Italian and English.
Kentridge (William) DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, by Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
192 pp., colour illus., paperback, Brussels, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Libretto for the production of Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute", which premiered in Brussels on 26 April 2005. William Kentridge directed the production, designed the sets together with Sabine Theunissenand contributed to the notes alongside the libretto. He also contributed the essay, "Le Tableau Noir de Sarastro".

Text in French.
Kentridge (William) TAPESTRIES,
120 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Philadelphia, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition of tapestries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 2007 - April 2008.

"Since 2001, William Kentridge has completed a series of seventeen tapestries, each in multiple copies or versions. They originate in the artist's collages of black silhouettes cut and glued over reproductions, mostly from nineteenth-century geographical atlases. The weavers then use a photograph of the collage as the basis for turning the image into tapestry." [Gabriele Cuercio] The tapestries are the result of a successful collaboration between the William Kentridge and Marguerite Stephens and her Stephens Tapestry Studio in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Includes the essays, "Permanent Projections" by Carlos Basualdo, "Becoming Aware in a World of People on the Move" by Gabriele Cuercio, "(Un)Civil Engineering: William Kentridge's allegorical landscapes" by Okwui Enwezor and "A Farm in Eloff Street" by Ivan Vladislavic.
Kentridge (William) dir. THE MAGIC FLUTE, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
44 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2007. R70
The programme for the South African season of Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute", directed by William Kentridge.

A production of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, where it premiered in April 2005, the opera toured venues in France, Italy, Israel and the USA before completing its run in South Africa in 2007.
Kentridge (William) et. al. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Black Box / Chambre Noire
120 pp., oblong 4to., colour & b/w illus., hardback, New York, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Deutsche Guggenhiem, Berlin, 2005-2006.

William Kentridge was commissioned to produce this work as part of the Deutsche Guggenhiem's commission programme. The catalogue traces the development of the work from its initial stages to its completion. An installation of animated film, mechanized figures and drawings situated in a miniature theatre, formally the focus is "on the technical development of the theater and visual reproduction procedures, but the contents deal with Germany's colonial history in Africa, in particular the massacre of the Hereros in 1904".

Introduction by Maria-Christina Villaseñor. Includes the essays "Black Box: between the lens and the eyepiece" by William Kentridge, " & "Constructions of a Black Box: three acts with prologue" by Maria-Christina Villaseñor,
Kissane (S.) ed. IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS,
150 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Milan, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition first shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2008-2009.

In Praise of Shadows "is an exhibition about shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes. It is also an exhibition about stories based on traditional folklore, contemporary short stories, literary works and other simple narratives, all expressed through limited means." from the foreword

Includes work and an essay, "In Praise of Shadows", by William Kentridge.
Koerner (M.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Smoke, Ashes, Fable, with contributions by Benjamin H.D. Buchloch, Joseph Leo Koerner, Margaret K. Koerner and Harmon Siegel
217pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Brussels, 2017. R1000
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges, Belgium, October 2017-February 2018.
Krüger (K.), Schalhorn (A.) & Werner (E.) eds. DOUBLE VISION, Albrecht Dürer/ William Kentridge, with the collaboration of Nadine Rottau
207pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Munich, 2015. R950
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Kulturforum and Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Berlin, 2015-2017.

Contributions include:
"Opening Perspectives" by Nadine Rottau
"Double Vision - multiple evidenz" by Klaus Krüger
"Seeing the Uncertain" by Elke Anna Werner
"Mapping and Systemizing Memory" by Andreas Schalhorn & Elke Anne Werner
Hold the Line - Albrecht Dürer and the printmaking techniques of his time" by Michael Roth
"Seven Questions for William Kentridge" by Andreas Schalhorn & Elke Anne Werner

Text in both English and German.
Krauss (R.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, essays and interviews by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, William Kentridge, Rosalind Krauss, Andreas Huyssen, Rosalind Morris, Maria Gough, Joseph Leo Koerner, and Margaret Koster Koerner
187pp., illus., paperback, October Files 21, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017. R560
Contributions include:
"'Fortuna': neither program nor chance in the making of images" (1993), "In Praise of Shadows: the neutral mask" (2001) and Landscape in a Site of Siege" (1988) by William Kentridge
"Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in Conversation with William Kentridge" (1999)
"'The Rock': William Kentridge's drawings for projection" (2000) and "The Other Side of the Press" (2012) by Rosalind Krauss.

Rosalind Krauss is Professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University where, from 1995 to 2006, she held the Meyer Schapiro Chair in Modern Art and Theory.
Krauss (R.), Malbert (R.) & McCrickard (K.) A UNIVERSAL ARCHIVE, William Kentridge as printmaker
143 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, London, 2012. R550
Published on the occasion of the Hayward Touring exhibition which opened at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, in December 2012.

Includes the essays, "William Kentridge: printmaker" by Roger Malbert and "The Other Side of the Press" by Rosalind Krauss, and William Kentridge and Kate McCrickard in conversation.
Law-Viljoen (B.) ed. FLUTE, William Kentridge
207 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Traces William Kentirgde's project that began with the 1998 commission to produce Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute", and culminated in the miniature mechanised theatre installation, "Black Box/ Chambre Noire", commissioned by Deutsche Guggenheim in 2003. "The Magic Flute" premiered at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in April 2005 and toured venues in France, Italy, Israel and the USA before completing its run in South Africa in the spring of 2007.

Includes an introduction,"From the Centre Out", by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and a conversation between William Kentridge and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, and the following essays:
"Notes Towards an Opera" and "Drawing the Stage" by William Kentridge,
"Drawing with Light" by Stéphanie Roussel,
"I am the Bird Catcher" by Kate McCrick, and
"Footnote on Darkness", an essay on "Black Box/ Chambre Noire", by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen.
Meyburgh (C.) dir. KENTRIDGE & DUMAS, in conversation
71 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R260
Marlene Dumas and William Kentridge discuss their work, their studio practice, and their inspirations. Includes footage of the artists in their studios.
Perryer (S.) ed. 10 YEARS 100 ARTISTS, art in a democratic South Africa
447 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Fifteen writer/curators were asked to draw up a list of fifteen "top" artists that they would like to see included in a book focusing on "the cutting edge of comtemporary art production today, as informed by and shaped during the past 10 years of South Africa's emergence into the global art scene". Each writer was then allocated six or seven artists and asked to motivate their selections. "Most writers were keen to emphasise that the resulting list did not claim to represent 'the top hundred artists, but rather a selection that reflected multiple viewpoints and priorities, providing a broader view of contemporary production that seen before."

The fifteen writers are Emma Bedford, David Brodie, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Khwezi Gule, Sharlene Khan, David Koloane, Andrew Lampbrecht, Moleleki Frank Ledimo, Virginia MacKenny, Sipho Mdanda, Tumelo Mosaka, Tracy Murinik, Colin Richards, Kathryn Smith and Sue Williamson.

Artists selected include Jane Alexander, Bridget Baker, Bongi Bengu, Willie Bester, Willem Boshoff, Conrad Botes, Wim Botha, Kevin Brand, Lisa Brice, Peter Clarke, Steven Cohen, Marlene Dumas, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Kay Hassan, Stephen Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Dorothee Kreutzeldt, Terry Kurgan, Moshekwa Langa, Churchill Madikida, Noria Mabasa, Langa Magwa, Thando Mama, Senzeni Marasela, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Santu Mofokeng, Samson Mudzunga, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengetthwa, Vuyisa Nyamende, Sophie Peters, Johannes Phokela, Jo Ractliffe, Robin Rhode, Tracey Rose, Roderick Sauls, Claudette Schreuders, Berni Searle, Usha Seejarim, Durant Sihlali, Penny Siopis, Doreen Southwood, Guy Tillim, Clive van den Berg, Minnette Varí, Jeremy Wafer, Sue Williamson, Ed Young, Sandile Zulu, and many more.
Rosenthal (M.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, 5 themes
264 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., DVD, San Francisco, etc., 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Norton Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in March 2009.

This catalogue, produced in close collaboration with William Kentridge, investigates five primary themes that have engaged the artist over the course of his career: projects that focus on his creative process, films featuring the characters Soho Eckstein and Felix Teitelbaum, projects inspired in part by Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi", works related to his production of Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute", and recent work inspired by Nikolai Gorky's short story "The Nose" and his staging of Shostakovich's opera.

Contributions include "William Kentridge, a portrait of the artist" by Mark Rosenthal,
"On Tears and Tearing, the art of William Kentridge" by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev,
"Walking and Looking, technology and agency in William Kentridge's film work" by Rudolf Frieling,
"Walking the Line, drawing, printmaking and performance in the art of William Kentridge" by Cornelia Butler, Judith Hecker and Klaus Biesenbach, and "Double Lines, a 'stereo' interview about drawing with William Kentridge" by Michael Auping.

Each section of the book includes text by William Kentridge. He also created a film especially for this book. By combining studio footage and fragments from his film projects Kentridge demonstrate how his ideas evolve from raw concept to finished work.
Schaschl (S.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, The Nose
240pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Zürich, 2015. R990
Published on the occasion of William Kentridge's first Swiss solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich in 2015. Devoted to his multimedia cycle of works entitled "The Nose", produced while working in his staging of Shostakovich's opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The exhibition also included the video installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine" and a number of little-known sculptures, tapestries and paper works.

Includes the essays:
"The Nose - constructivist and absurd, an introduction" by Sabine Schaschl
"As if for the First Time: doubling and repetitions in the arts of William Kentridge" by Jane Taylor
"I Am not Me, the Horse is not Mine" by William Kentridge.

Text in both English and German.
Stewart (S.) et. al. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE PRINTS,
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Iowa, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Published to coincide with the travelling exhibition that opened at the Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa, 2004.

Introduction by David Krut. Includes the essay "Resistance and Ground: the prints of William Kentridge" by Susan Stewart, and William Kentridge's comments on the prints.
Taylor (J.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, being led by the nose
163pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Chicago, 2017. R695
A behind-the-scenes look at William Kentridge's stagings of Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose" at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and 2013.

"This is an extraordinarily intrepid and lucid book. The fit between Taylor and Kentridge is so invigorating it may as well be unprecedented. Rarely has a major living artist found so engaged and lively a commentator." Garrett Stewart, author of "Closed Circuits: screening narrative surveillance"

"Brave, inventive, and intellectrally exciting, 'William Kentridge' not only reveals the playfulness and rigor of Kentridge's aesthetic processes but manages the rare feat of capturing a certain spirit - one that is normally graspable only when one views a work of art itself or watches a live performance." Jessica Dubow, University of Sheffield

Jane Taylor is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance at the University of the Western Cape. Her books include "The Transplant Men", "Of Wild Dogs" and "Ubu and the Truth Commission".
Tone (L.) ed. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Fortuna
320 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Revised Edition, London, 2013. R895
Originally published in Brazil in Portuguese to accompany the travelling exhibition that opened at Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, in October 2012.

Includes the essays:
"William Kentridge's Present Continuous" by Lilian Tone
"William Kentridge, a reanimated artist" by Kate McCrickard
and commentaries by William Kentridge.

Lilian Tone is a writer and curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Kate McCrickard is a British artist and writer based in Paris. She is the author of "William Kentridge" (2012).
Williamson (S.) RESISTANCE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA,
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.) RESISTANCE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA,
159 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1989) 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Reprint of what has become one of the standard reference books focusing on South African art produced between 1976 and 1989.

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Includes work by Azaria Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Penny Siopis, Brett Murray, William Kentridge, Helen Sebidi, Jane Alexander, Noria Mabasa, Robert Hodgins, Jeremy Wafer, Clive van den Berg, Sam Nhlengethwa, Gavin Younge, Kendell Geers, Sue Williamson, Kevin Brand, Norman Catherine, Andries Botha, Beezy Bailey, Tito Zungu, and many others.
Also includes sections on murals, peace parks, posters, t-shirts and grafitti.
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.