Originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011, this prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929û2014), one of South AfricaÆs foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.
Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
Kamers wat inspireer. Van die wereld van Æn kunskurator tot Æn dag in die lewe van Æn jong bakker wat weekliks honderde brode met die hand vorm. Van fynproewerskos tot unieke juwele. Van handgemaakte kaartjies tot die fynste porseleinskeppings, helende lyfprodukte, unieke wyne, klassieke klere en antieke meubels.
In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery A Little Book of Portraits is the tie-in to the successful Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year. Featuring authoritative text from acclaimed judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan, this book reveals the skills and techniques to create timeless portraiture.
On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. The author sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Was it just his lobe, or his entire ear?
Unveiling the construction of the work of the art that is the human body, this text is a visual reference guide that takes a fresh approach to life drawing. Drawings superimposed on photographs illustrate the relationship between the appearance of each body part and its underlying anatomy.