New Arrivals 12th to 18th of December 2019

Collier (D.) REPAINTING THE WALLS OF LUNDA, information colonialism and Angolan art
253pp., illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2016. R550
Delinda Collier tells the story of the publication and dissemination of the anthropology book Paredes Pintadas da Lunda (Painted Walls of Lunda), published in Portuguese in 1953. The book features illustrations of wall murtals and sand drawings of the Chokwe peoples of northeastern Angola, which were subsequently adapted in post-independence nationalist art and post-civil war contemporary art.

"Repainting the Walls of Lunda reimagines how we write histories of post-colonial Africa, encouraging us to pay close attention to the material legacies of coloniality and modernization processes, and offering us a much-needed look at the complex entanglements of media with colonial/postcolonial and cold war narratives." Elizabeth Harney, University of Toronto

Delinda Collier is Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Duffey (A.), Heymans (R.) & Middeljans (J.) comps. OLIFANTSFONTEIN POTTERIES, 1907-1962, collector's edition
206pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, one of an edition limited to 200 signed copies, Bela-Bela, 2018. R1870
Olifantsfontein Potteries was the pottery of the Consolidated Rand Brick, Pottery and Lime Company, Limited.

Includes sections on the Transvaal Pottery; Linn Ware Studio; the Ceramic Studio; the South African painters and sculptors associated with the Ceramic studio; Olifantsfontein tiles, tile panels and architectural work; the marks used on Olifantsfontein pottery, and the house Sunlawns.

Alexander Edward Duffey was Head of History of Art at the University of Pretoria from 1988 to 2003. From 2003 he was Head Curator of the Heritage Collections at the university. In 2009 he was awarded the Stals Prize for his contribution to the history of art in South Africa.
Riana Heymans completed her MA on the potteries of Olifantsfontein.
Jan Middeljans works as a Specialist Conservator.
O'Toole (S.) text & photo. THE MAGIC OF STONES,
36pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R130
A chapbook about a failed Japanese cycling expedition, heartbreak, and the attractions of stones.

Arts journalist Sean O’Toole is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Literature at the University of Cape Town. He is working on a research study on the intersection of literary fiction and art criticism, focusing on the writings of Ivan Vladislavić. He is co-editor of Cityscapes, a magazine project of the African Centre for Cities, and a past editor of Art South Africa. He has published a collection of short stories, The Marquis of Mooikloof and Other Stories, which included a story awarded the HSBC/SA Pen Award.
Wolff (I.) UNSTITCHING REX TRUEFORM, the story of an African factory
126pp., illus., paperback, Rome, 2017. R950
A study of the Rex Trueform garment manufacturing factory in Salt River, Cape Town, from the completion of the first factory in 1938 through to the conversion of the site into an office park in 2013.

"My analysis of the form and the space of the buildings is interlocked with an analysis of the conditions under which these distinct buildings were conceived and built... they are representative of a particular kind of modernity, one that is entangled with constructions of race, class and gender." Ilze Wollff

This book was awarded the CIfA 2019 Award for Architecture: Book and the 2016 Lermac Prize.

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