Christmas Package To make your Christmas shopping easier this year we have put together a package of books that you could gift to a number of people in your life. This is a series of books we recommend, that are great gifts for children, parents, partners and friends. Each book is from a different category from our bookstores, of course they are available individually as well as in this set. You are welcome to order offline or come into one of our stores and browse the wide variety of creative books we carry.
David Krut Bookstores 151 Jan Smuts Parkwood Johannesburg 263 Fox Street Arts on Main Johannesburg Central Montebello Design Centre 31 Newlands Avenue Cape Town
Total Value R1900 Package Special R1550
Make Your Mark Sarah Richardson ISBN 9781849760119 Softcover 275 x 210mm 80pp R150 Written and hand drawn by award-winning author Sarah Richardson, Make Your Mark is part drawing manual and part activity book, designed to build confidence and unlock creativity in all who use it. Rather than providing too many prescriptive instructions, Make Your Mark functions as a drawing aid, taking its readers on a creative journey. Beginning with the joys of scribbling, they learn how to create tone, line, shape, texture and pattern, eventually arriving at the more sophisticated principles involved in drawing animals and people and mastering perspective. Unlike so many practical art books, which tend to be dreary and poorly designed, Make Your Mark is as visually stimulating as it is thought provoking and fun to use. Drawing on her extensive experience of teaching art to both adults and children, Sarah Richardsonâ€™s use of her own drawings and photographs brings a vitality and freshness to the bookâ€™s pages which are as inspiring as her concise and pithy texts. Through its wide range of activities and creative challenges, this book will help young artists discover their own potential, giving them the confidence to go ahead and make their mark. Sarah Richardson is an artist who has taught art in a number of London schools, as well as teaching on courses for PGCE student teachers at Goldsmiths and the Institute of Education. She is the author of the bestselling Art in a Box, which won the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award in the USA.
Letâ€™s Make Some Great Art Marion Deuchars ISBN 9781856697866 Softcover 288 x 209 mm 224pp R200
In this interactive colouring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of art and fills it with drawings and activities that engage with what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages. Aimed at children aged eight and older, the emphasis is on fun and making the creation of art an integral part of the way you express yourself.
Gypset Style Julia Chaplin ISBN 9782759403967 Hardcover 275x185mm 180pp R540 Yuppies, Yippies, Jet Setters, Bright Young
Generation Y... and now the Gypset. Fusing the ease and carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, the Gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe, from Jose Ignacio, Uruguay and Ibiza, Spain, to Montauk, New York. Gypset Style explores
wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forbears, such as the Victorian
Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies. And along the way, author Julia Chaplin looks back at quintessential gypsy boho moments in social history.
Braai - Reuben on Fire Reuben Riffel, Tudor Caradoc-Davies, Photography: Craig Fraser ISBN 9780987028457 Softcover 255 x 200mm 218pp R380 Reuben takes you on a roadtrip through his past from hunting and cooking pigeons on the farms of Franschhoek as a kid, to his travels. In Braai, Reuben on Fire, he challenges you to lift your game above the simple tanning of a chop and burning of boerie. Delving into the business of naming rights, the politics of the braai, the logistics of the braai timeline and the importance of developing a relationship with your butcher, Reuben covers the basics before getting into the meat of the matter. Throughout the book tips and tactics and wine and beer food pairings are dispersed liberally while braai myths are blown out of the water. The dishes are unmistakably South African in flavour and feel. From new versions of standard rockstar South African ingredients to digging deep into the spectrum of what is possible on a braai, Braai âˆ’ Reuben on Fire is a book for any braai fan keen to take their skills to the next level.
A Universal Archive – William Kentridge as Printmaker ISBN 9780958497589
ISBN 9780958497589 Softcover 245 x 210 mm 144pp R200
South African artist William Kentridge is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, and theatre and opera productions. He is also an innovative and prolific printmaker – of etchings, engravings, aquatints, silkscreens, linocuts and lithographs – often experimenting with challenging formats and combinations of printing techniques to create highly worked, intensely atmospheric imagery. His prints range in scale from intimate etchings and drypoints to linocuts on rice paper and canvas measuring over eight feet high and are reproduced on a variety of materials, a tactile approach which is echoed in the design and production of this volume. This unique and beautifully presented book includes almost 100 prints from 1988 to the present, with a stress on experimental, collaborative and serial works. Kentridge’s distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts are all strongly in evidence throughout this book, which provides new insights into the working methods of this prolific artist.
Graffiti School – A Student Guide ISBN 9780500290972 Hardcover 297 x 210mm 176pp R235 The step-by-step demonstrations of techniques are surprisingly comprehensive, making this a perfect birthday or Christmas present for a teenage relative with a creative streak Find out how to: • design your own letter style • use effects to create a unique tag • create throw-ups • include fills and motifs • paint wild style, bubble style and blockbusters • build up large burners • handle a spray can • get your work up safely and legally It contains: • plans for lessons on graffiti – theory and practice • practical advice for staging safe, hands-on graffiti lessons • guidance on marking students’ work • resources covering the origins and cultural history of graffiti • clear step-by-step explanations to suit students of all abilities • exercises and solutions
Under the Sway UnderJustin theFoxSway Justin Fox ISBN ISBN Hardcover Hardcover 276x265mm 276x265mm 144pp 144pp R140 R140
Bewitched by Mozambique’s dazzling beauty, its alluring architecture, multihued seascapes, rambunctious markets and harbours with antiquated sailing craft, travel writer Justin Fox set out to capture all of these in his latest book, a hardcover, full-colour photographic feast accompanied by a compelling text. Under the Sway offers you glimpses of a country, captured by a traveller who has traversed its highs and lows, unembroidered and unembellished. The photographer is a craftsman who takes us along on a photographic journey from the deep south of Ponto de Oura to the wild north at Entre Lagos in a sweeping exploration of this impressive country. Under the Sway is a visually striking, beautifully designed and highly personal depiction of a glorious land whose popularity with tourists – from South Africa in particular – continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
Published on Oct 30, 2013
Published on Oct 30, 2013
A group of books that we recommend as great gifts. There is something for everyone a combination of fashion, children's books, cooking, art...