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Smart Art - The Sequel to Quick Art (Paperback): Angie Franke, Monique Day-Wilde Smart Art - The Sequel to Quick Art (Paperback)
Angie Franke, Monique Day-Wilde
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 In stock

Learn how to combine driftwood, recycled metal and glass, everyday items as mundane as bottle tops and used teabags, and unusual materials such as barbed wire with conventional art media to create your own display art. Sculptural materials, from clay and wire to paper mache, building materials such as cement, and craft elements including beads and gold leaf, are also brought into creative play. Stunning commissioned photographs of all finished projects, amplified by clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, as well as further decorating ideas, will awaken the artist in everyone - a true inspiration to create your own masterpieces.

What Remains is Tomorrow (Paperback): What Remains is Tomorrow (Paperback)
R85 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R17 (20%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Taking their cue from Okwui Enwezor’s title for the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, All the world’s futures, Rose and Till present an array of works by artists who are deeply invested in local iterations of power, freedom, and civil liberty. The curators wish not only to represent recent, important work from South Africa, but also to set in motion a complex and dynamic debate about the relationship between the contemporary moment and the narratives of the past. With this in mind, they have sought ways of inserting new works into a series of historic moments without, in any way, making those moments explicit or suggesting a crass opposition to or identification with history. Rather, they see—and seek to represent—the past as an alluvial undertow in South Africa’s fractured and multivocal present, a stream of dreams, desires, and memories that frequently boil to the surface in ways both useful and destructive. The contemporary works on the exhibition pose a series of counter moves. Some are little interested in history and focus instead on ruptures in the present. Some embed themselves in regurgitated narratives of liberation and national identity with the view to unsettling the certainties of these narratives. Some, through their representation of the fraught particularities and singularities of individual lives, interrogate the grand myths of democracy and nation building. Some are subtle meditations on loss or escape or hope; others, strident refusals of the normative. Given the strength of the works to be presented, the curators face the challenge of saying too much or offering too confused an experience of the works and their disparate imperatives. They thus bring to bear on the conceptualising of this exhibition, their combined experience—from work in the public sector, the management of museums and biennales, curatorship, architecture, gallery and museum design—of locating and communicating a strong but multilayered curatorial idea that encourages critical debate and brings fresh insights to our own particular contemporary moment.

Loodglaskuns - Eietydse Loodglaskuns Projekte Vir Jou Huis (Afrikaans, Paperback): Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes Loodglaskuns - Eietydse Loodglaskuns Projekte Vir Jou Huis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Within 10 - 15 working days

Die inleiding beskryf al die materiale en toerusting, die soorte glas en veiligheidsmaatreels, en word gevolg deur stap-vir-stap-tegnieke en wenke oor die natrek en uitsny van patrone, slyp- en foeliewerk, hoe om die stukke saam te stel, soldeerwerk, vertinning en die aanwending van patina. Die wye reeks projekte - in tradisionele en kontemporere style - sluit lampkappe, kershouers, bewertjies, rame, muurhorlosies, spieels en nog vele meer in. Die eerste paar projekte word geillustreer met gedetailleerde stap-vir-stap-foto's om die grondslag neer te le vir die daaropvolgende projekte waarin meer spesifieke besonderhede uitgelig word. Al die items in die boek - hetsy dit eenvoudig of meer uitdagend is - beeld die wonderlike verskeidenheid glas wat deesdae beskikbaar is pragtig uit. Met die puik kleurfoto's van al die voltooide items, tegniese wenke regdeur die boek, foto's uit die studio met uitgebreide byskrifte vir ekstra inspirasie, en patrone vir die projekte is hierdie boek in moet vir elke handwerker.

Fashion Exercise Book - Drawing, Doodling and Colouring in (Paperback): Frances Moffatt Fashion Exercise Book - Drawing, Doodling and Colouring in (Paperback)
Frances Moffatt 1
R245 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R68 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A great book for expressing your creative fashion urges, with doodling, drawing and colouring exercises to fill in. Fashion illustrator and lecturer Frances Moffatt provides suggestions and half-filled pages of drawings and doodles for you to continue, with sections on designing your own fashion blog, creating your own festival fashions, styling street style models from across the globe, adding bling to celebrity pets and selfies and making up your own fashion patterns and prints - lots of exercises to get the creative juices going and bring out the fashionista in you. For too long creative idea books and colouring books were the preserve of children, but grown ups as well as teens can enjoy this book and help unleash their creative ideas. Whether it's a simple colouring-in piece, or a more considered drawing, the suggestions offer something for everyone and encourage them to make the book about their own style. It can be used by anyone, from an artist or designer looking to get the creative juices going to mum at home. A creative book for everyone.

Hindsight - & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me (Hardcover): Justin Timberlake Hindsight - & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me (Hardcover)
Justin Timberlake
R587 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R167 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Sounds Like Titanic - A Memoir (Hardcover): Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman Sounds Like Titanic - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
R464 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R118 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she "plays" for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.

The Real of Heart (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott The Real of Heart (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano Written in memory of John Scott, the celebrated organist and choirmaster, who died in 2015, The Real of Heart is a beautifully tender and reflective piece. The anonymous text reminds us to remember things in their best form, 'untarnished and supreme', and Chilcott's music is the perfect match. Arc-shaped melodies and a variety of choral textures are complemented by gently flowing arpeggio figures in the piano, with a central triplet section providing contrast.

Watercolour Flowers - An Inspirational Step-by-step Guide to Colour and Techniques (Paperback): Janet Whittle Watercolour Flowers - An Inspirational Step-by-step Guide to Colour and Techniques (Paperback)
Janet Whittle 2
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Within 10 - 15 working days

The author's paintings are characterised by their vibrant colours and imaginative compositions. In this title she explains her evocative use of colour to recreate the beauty of flowers in paintings using wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more. Clear step-by-step projects are included, as well as many examples of her work, providing ideas and inspiration for novice as well as more experienced artists. This title will appeal to everyone wishing to improve their flower watercolour painting skills.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Artist and Illustrator (Paperback, New edition): Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull J. R. R. Tolkien - Artist and Illustrator (Paperback, New edition)
Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull
R488 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R144 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of "Middle-earth". Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his "Father Christmas" letters and for the story of "Mr Bliss", his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. Wayne G. Hammond is the author of "The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls" and "J.R.R. Tolkien: a Descriptive Bibliography" and he is a contributor of notes on Tolkien to the journal "Mythlore". Christina Skull is the author of "Soane Hogarths" and she edits the journal, "The Tolkien Collector".

Water-(Verf)-Kuns - Verf Blomme Met Water, Kleur En Tekstuur (Afrikaans, Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Water-(Verf)-Kuns - Verf Blomme Met Water, Kleur En Tekstuur (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie boek neem jou verby die tradisionele voorkoms van ligte, sagte en bykans deurskynende waterverfwerk. Leer hoe om ryk, lewendige beelde te skep nie net met waterverf op papier nie, maar ook met ander mediums en materiaal. Jy behou die waterige gevoel, maar versterk en verbreed die moontlike tekstureringseffek. Die projekte toon hoe verskeie watermediums op bekende dog onkonvensionele maniere gebruik kan word. Verf, ink, kleurpotlode en lapkleursel vorm die kleurkomponent, terwyl tekstuurmediums deel van die repertoire uitmaak. Heelwat projekte is op waterverfpapier, maar skilderdoek, karton en velyn of natrekpapier kom ook voor. Daar is baie eenvoudige gestruktureerde tegnieke wat stap-vir-stap gevolg kan word om 'n baie soortgelyke voorkoms te skep vir handwerkprojekte. Maar lesers word ook aangemoedig om met meer spontane en minder gekontroleerde tegnieke (ook stapsgewys geillustreer) hulle eie skeppende weg te volg en avontuurlustig te wees, risiko's te loop en met hulle gelukkige 'ongelukke' te werk. Minder suksesvolle werk kan op baie verskillende maniere ingespan word en die boek bevat idees oor hoe sulke werk met nuwe kunswerk geinkorporeer kan word. Water-(verf-)kuns is propvol wonderlike idees vir kunstenaars en handwerkers en selfs groentjies sal wil saamspeel en eksperimenteer.

Hollywood's Eve - Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. (Hardcover): Lili Anolik Hollywood's Eve - Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. (Hardcover)
Lili Anolik 1
R469 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R118 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Milieu (Afrikaans, English, Hardcover): Philip de Vos Milieu (Afrikaans, English, Hardcover)
Philip de Vos
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Within 10 - 15 working days
Where giants meet (Hardcover): Gerhard Steenkamp Where giants meet (Hardcover)
Gerhard Steenkamp
R799 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R81 (10%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Where Giants Meet is a high quality 216 page hard cover coffee table book (28cm wide and 25 cm in height) by Gerhard Steenkamp. This contains over 200 soul capturing portraits of the Kalahari region and its wildlife photographed by Gerhard Steenkamp during the period, January 2012 till January 2018. Over 400 days, thousands of hours in the field and 250 000 km’s in the Kalahari region, results are compiled in this book with short stories that accompany most of the images. If interested in the beauty of nature and wildlife, photography on the highest level, this is a must for the collection.

Easter Light (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL Easter Light (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R64 Discovery Miles 640 Within 7 - 12 working days
This Endernight (Sheet music, Vocal score): Michael Berkeley This Endernight (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Michael Berkeley
R64 Discovery Miles 640 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge, for the 2016 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, This Endernight is a tender, peaceful setting of well-known fifteenth-century words. The recurring melody has an appropriately lilting feel, and Berkeley employs artful textural juxtapositions, with solo lines always opening out into a rich, full-choir sound for the 'lullay, by-by' refrain. The organ part provides colour and support for the voices, with sparkling semiquavers leading into the final, vibrant section.

Nelson Mandela - The authorised comic book (Paperback): Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela - The authorised comic book (Paperback)
Mandela Foundation
R215 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R36 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with the death penalty and eventually thrown into jail for twenty-seven years, but nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from the evil of apartheid. A hero in the struggle against a terrible regime, he never gave up. Even when he was a prisoner, he worked secretly with his comrades to undermine the oppressive apartheid government. This is the exciting true story of a young herd boy who was to grow up to become a lawyer, a freedom fighter, South Africa’s first democratically elected president and the beloved grandfather of a nation. It is told here in words and pictures for the young and the young at heart: a story to read with enjoyment and remember with pride.

Born to Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Hardcover): Mark Dery Born to Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Hardcover)
Mark Dery 1
R647 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R167 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised... Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins
R211 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R42 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Medal Yearbook 2019 (Paperback): John Mussell Medal Yearbook 2019 (Paperback)
John Mussell 1
R590 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R69 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days
When Giants Walked the Earth - A Biography Of Led Zeppelin (Hardcover): Mick Wall When Giants Walked the Earth - A Biography Of Led Zeppelin (Hardcover)
Mick Wall 1
R604 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R134 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The definitive final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. Over ten years after WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH, Mick's seminal biography of the band, comes this major and extensively researched revision, which will provide an unflinching look at life inside one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time, and present the definitive, final word on Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena in 2007, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protege, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

Three Choral Amens (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Three Choral Amens (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SSAATTBB and SSATB unaccompanied The three Choral Amens in this set were written to fill a liturgical and musical gap in chapel services where the prevailing style of the music is romantic. This is the first publication of two of the Amens (in F and A), and the musical style of the three may be characterized as Anglican-romantic.

Frans David Oerder: Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge & skilderye (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Alexander E. Duffey Frans David Oerder: Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge & skilderye (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Alexander E. Duffey
R395 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R27 (7%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie publikasie gee ’n volledige beeld van die kunstenaar Frans David Oerder (1867–1944) se oeuvre – sy Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge, landskappe, genrestukke, portrette, blomstudies en stillewes, interieurs, dierestudies en grafiese werk. Geen moeite is ontsien om hierdie boek so volledig en betroubaar moontlik te maak nie. Argivale bronne in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria, die Argief van die Johannesburg Kunsmuseum en die Nasionale Argief van Suid-Afrika in Pretoria het grootliks bygedra tot die toevoeging van inligting oor hierdie kunstenaar wat nie voorheen bekend was nie. Dieplakboek van Gerda Oerder en ’n lang lesing met detailinligting oor Oerder se vroee lewe deur mev. Lorimer in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria het bygedra tot ’n nuwe vertolking van die lewe en werk van hierdie belangrike Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar. Tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog was Oerder die enigste amptelike kunstenaar aan Boerekant, maar tot dusver is nog geen volledige geskiedenis van sy deelname aan die oorlog geskryf nie. In hierdie boek word Oerder se Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge nou vir die eerste keer so volledig moontlik afgedruk en beskryf.

I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation (Paperback): Natalie Nourigat I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation (Paperback)
Natalie Nourigat
R174 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R64 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The story of one woman's quest to move to Los Angeles and got a job in animation...and how you can too. When artist Tally Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California. From grinding on storyboard test after storyboard test to getting a job at a major studio to searching for an apartment in...the Valley...this autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won't find anywhere else.

Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Hardcover): Ken Kocienda Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
Ken Kocienda
R403 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R83 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A Wall Street Journal bestseller An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. 'If you've ever wondered what it's like to work in a hotbed of innovation, you'll enjoy this inside view of life at Apple. Ken Kocienda pioneered the iPhone keyboard, and this book gives a play-by-play of their creative process -from generating ideas to doing a demo for Steve Jobs.' Adam Grant Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era, the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple's creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies. Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation, inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy, and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture. An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.

Victimae paschali laudes (Sheet music, Vocal score): Philip Lawson Victimae paschali laudes (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Philip Lawson
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Within 7 - 12 working days

for SATTBB unaccompanied Victimae paschali laudes is an atmospheric arrangement of the traditional plainsong melody for this Latin text for Easter Sunday. Changing metres enable an authentic presentation of the plainsong style, and Lawson effectively employs interjections of 'alleluia' within the main body of the text as a powerful expression of the triumph of life over death that is at the heart of the Easter story.

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