VISUAL CENTURY, South African art in context 1907-2007, 4 Vols.

: [Carman (J.), Pissarra (M.), van Robbroeck (L.), Goniwe (T.) & Majavu (M.) eds.]

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220 + 217 + 232 + 222 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, boxed, Johannesburg, 2011.


A four-volume publication that reappraises one hundred years of South African visual art from a post-apartheid perspective, and incorporates multiple writers and perspectives. The project was initiated by Gavin Jantjes.

Volume one: 1907-1948, edited by Jillian Carman
Volume two: 1945-1976, edited by Lize van Robbroeck
Volume three: 1973-1992, edited by Mario Pissarra
Volume four: 1990-2007, edited by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu

Contributors include: Colin Richards, Kathryn Smith, Zayd Minty, Andries Oliphant, Hayden Proud, Sandra Klopper, Elizabeth Rankin, Anitra Nettleton, Nessa Leibhammer, Melanie Hillebrand an many others.

"A monumental work, one of the most important publishing events in the continent's art" Chika Okeke-Agulu, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

"The most comprehensive overview of South African art yet." Brenda Schmahmann, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University