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Artrepreneur - A Field Guide For Creative Professionals (Paperback): Lukas De Beer Artrepreneur - A Field Guide For Creative Professionals (Paperback)
Lukas De Beer
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Artist + Entrepreneur = Artrepreneur.

Today, more than ever before, creative professionals from all creative domains are beginning to realize that in order to pursue a creative career you need to think like an entrepreneur. Yet as we discover in this book, the motivating factors between what drives an entrepreneur and an Artrepreneur differ greatly.

For one, Artrepreneurs are not always in it for the money. On the contrary, they are often driven by raw passion and the desire to create. This drive usually creates tension between maintaining authenticity and creativity as an artist, and administrating a business, which is you. In essence, this book is about assisting creative professionals to understand that they are the business and not only the artist. It is about the intersection between being an artist and being an entrepreneur, hence the title of the book.

Part self-help, part coaching, part delve-into-your-soul-to-find-the-real-you. Why? Because without the real you, art will always be a copy and never a creation.

Women by women - 50 years of women's photography in South Africa (Hardcover): Robin Comley, George Hallett, Neo Ntsoma Women by women - 50 years of women's photography in South Africa (Hardcover)
Robin Comley, George Hallett, Neo Ntsoma
R83 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R17 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As the struggle against apartheid gained momentum in the seventies and eighties, women photographers recorded the drama unfolding across the land. More recently, women have begun exploring a different aesthetic and developing a wide range of photographic practices in the worlds of fashion, journalism, documentary, and advertising. Seventy-five photographers and almost 400 images are included.

"Robin Comley" has worked as a journalist and editor and is photographic editor of "A Century of Sundays," a retrospective on 100 years of the "Sunday Times" newspaper. "George Hallett" is a Cape Town-based photographer who has exhibited internationally. In 1995, he won a Golden Eye in the World Press Photo Award for his essay on President Mandela during the 1994 election campaign. "Neo Ntsoma" has won many prestigious awards including the CNN African Journalist Award (Photography), of which she was the first woman recipient. Her work has been published in international publications and her photo-project, South African Youth ID--Kwaito Culture' appeared in "Moving in Time," an anthology of work from fifty South African photographers in celebration of ten years of democracy.

2020 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar (Calendar): New Mexico Magazine 2020 New Mexico Magazine Artist Calendar (Calendar)
New Mexico Magazine
R415 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The art history of New Mexico never stopped growing and innovating. Sample some of the latest practitioners of the visual arts in this beautifully reproduced calendar. By brush and by pen, these New Mexico-based artists render the state's people, pueblos, canyons, and mountains with exuberant palettes and intriguing points of view.

Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Hardcover): Jack Denton Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Hardcover)
Jack Denton
R1,640 R1,235 Discovery Miles 12 350 Save R405 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback, New edition): Francoise Barbe-Gall How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback, New edition)
Francoise Barbe-Gall 1
R371 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R100 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a children's art book for grown-ups. In everyday language it shows how to explain to children what to look for and how to enjoy paintings as diverse as a Renaissance religious scene, an impressionist portrait or modernist masters like Kandinsky and Picasso. Examining 30 paintings by great artists, from 1500 to the present day, in galleries around the world, this book gives examples of the kinds of questions a child might ask about the paintings such as; 'Who are the people in this painting?' 'Why has the artist used those colours?' 'How did the artist choose what to paint?' And provides straightforward answers. Demystifying art appreciation, this book reveals that the simplest questions can be among the most pertinent. There is plenty that will stimulate children's interest in art - and enlighten grown-ups too.

Significant Others - Creativity and Intimate Partnership (Paperback): Whitney Chadwick, Isabelle de Courtivron Significant Others - Creativity and Intimate Partnership (Paperback)
Whitney Chadwick, Isabelle de Courtivron 1
R308 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R63 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual's lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared sexual and artistic bonds. Featuring duos such as Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, this book combines biography with evaluation of each partner's work in the context of the relationship.

The Orange Balloon Dog - Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market (Hardcover): Don Thompson The Orange Balloon Dog - Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market (Hardcover)
Don Thompson 1
R539 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R192 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Really good. Highly recommended." Andrew Marr, Radio 4: Start the Week From the author of the internationally bestselling The $12 Million Stuffed Shark comes a fresh and provocative look at the high-end art market and whether it is a bubble about to burst. Within forty-eight hours in the autumn of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby's and Christie's New York auction houses spent $1.7 billion on contemporary art. Economist and bestselling author Don Thompson cites this and other fascinating examples to explore the sometimes baffling activities of the high-end contemporary art market, examining what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value. Thompson analyses the behaviours of buyers and sellers and delves into the competitions that define and alter the value of art in today's international market, from New York to London, Singapore to Beijing. Take heed if your fortunes are tied up in stainless steel balloon dogs - Thompson also warns of a looming bust of the contemporary art price balloon. A fascinating explanation, through the field of behavioural economics, for the phenomena that is behind the incredible value of contemporary art.

Extraordinary Partnerships - How the Arts and Humanities Are Transforming America (Paperback): Christine Henseler Extraordinary Partnerships - How the Arts and Humanities Are Transforming America (Paperback)
Christine Henseler
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Leng Bingchuan (Hardcover): Leng Bingchuan (Hardcover)
R1,675 R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Save R471 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Fire Walker - William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx (Paperback): Oliver Barstow Fire Walker - William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx (Paperback)
Oliver Barstow; Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
R510 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R107 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. Essays by Mark Gevisser, Mpho Matsipa, Alexandra Dodd, and Jonathan Cane and Zen Marie prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstowís interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture?from the commissioning agent to the steelworker?reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time (construction and installation took a mere six weeks); and the extraordinary images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two evocative photo essays on fire walker vendors (by Ben Law-Viljoen) and old city monuments (by Alastair McLachlan), suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback): Jack Denton Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback)
Jack Denton
R1,397 R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Save R345 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Seduction of Curves - The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude (Hardcover, New): Allan Mcrobie The Seduction of Curves - The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude (Hardcover, New)
Allan Mcrobie; Photographs by Helena Weightman
R841 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R179 (21%) In stock

A lavishly illustrated book that explores the language of curves that spans the human body, science, engineering, and artCurves are seductive. These smooth, organic lines and surfaces-like those of the human body-appeal to us in an instinctive, visceral way that straight lines or the perfect shapes of classical geometry never could. In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration of the beautiful curves that shape our world-from our bodies to Salvador Dali's paintings and the space-time fabric of the universe itself.The book focuses on seven curves-the fold, cusp, swallowtail, and butterfly, plus the hyperbolic, elliptical, and parabolic "umbilics"-and describes the surprising origins of their taxonomy in the catastrophe theory of mathematician Rene Thom. In an accessible discussion illustrated with many photographs of the human nude, McRobie introduces these curves and then describes their role in nature, science, engineering, architecture, art, and other areas. The reader learns how these curves play out in everything from the stability of oil rigs and the study of distant galaxies to rainbows, the patterns of light on pool floors, and even the shape of human genitals. The book also discusses the role of these curves in the work of such artists as David Hockney, Henry Moore, and Anish Kapoor, with particular attention given to the delicate sculptures of Naum Gabo and the final paintings of Dali, who said that Thom's theory "bewitched all of my atoms."A unique introduction to the language of beautiful curves, this book may change the way you see the world.

Romantic Moderns - English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper (Paperback): Alexandra Harris Romantic Moderns - English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper (Paperback)
Alexandra Harris 1
R505 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R101 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While the battles for modern art and society were being fought in France and Spain, it has seemed a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea-shops. In this multi-awardwinning book - now available in paperback - Alexandra Harris tells a different story. In the 1930s and 1940s, artists and writers explored what it meant to be alive in England. Eclectically, passionately, wittily, they showed that `the modern' need not be at war with the past. Constructivists and conservatives could work together, and even the Bauhaus emigre, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, was beguiled into taking photographs for Betjeman's nostalgic Oxford University Chest. This modern English renaissance was shared by writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics, tourists and composers. John Piper, Virginia Woolf, Florence White, Christopher Tunnard, Evelyn Waugh, E. M. Forster and the Sitwells are part of the story, along with Bill Brandt, Graham Sutherland, Eric Ravilious and Cecil Beaton.

Frozen Chicken Train Wreck (Hardcover): Laurence Hamburger Frozen Chicken Train Wreck (Hardcover)
Laurence Hamburger
R630 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R141 (22%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Dialogue: Proceedings of the Aiga Design Educators Community Conferences - Make (Paperback): Aiga Design Educators Community... Dialogue: Proceedings of the Aiga Design Educators Community Conferences - Make (Paperback)
Aiga Design Educators Community (Dec); Edited by Pamela Napier, Aaron Ganci
R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Voicing Our Visions - Writings by Women Artists (Paperback, illustrated edition): Mara R. Witzling Voicing Our Visions - Writings by Women Artists (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Mara R. Witzling
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Twenty leading women artists of the 20th century outline the personal and aesthetic issues that shaped their private lives. Includes contributions from Georgia O'Keefe and Barbara Hepworth. First published in 1992.

Study Guide with Student Test Packet, Volume I for Kleiner/Mamiya's  Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global... Study Guide with Student Test Packet, Volume I for Kleiner/Mamiya's Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 13th (Paperback, 13th Revised edition)
Fred Kleiner
R789 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R109 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This study tool focuses on critical analysis of the subject through a workbook section including discussion, maps, timeline, and essay and multiple-choice questions. To enhance student learning and provide more practical application of information, there are three self-quizzes that cover each chapter of the text. The tests consist of multiple-choice, short-answer, and image-identification questions. Complete answers and page references are located at the end of the guide. Now split so as to better pair with the textbook volumes, the Study Guide will help the students not only remember the information presented in each chapter but also process it on a higher level.

Grumpy Cat's NOT-to-Dot Book - Demanding Dot-to-Dot Activities for Your Dismal Existence (Paperback): Diego Jourdan Pereira Grumpy Cat's NOT-to-Dot Book - Demanding Dot-to-Dot Activities for Your Dismal Existence (Paperback)
Diego Jourdan Pereira
R246 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

She may be gone, but we will never forget one of the world's most beloved and famous felines-grumpy cat! With this book, connect the dots to form the outline of Grumpy Cat's grumpy face, body, fur, and more. Once you've formed these intricate illustrations, you can fill the images of this cranky little kitty with your favorite colors. It's the perfect activity book for the perpetual grouch to have some fun, relieve a little stress, and add a faint glimmer of happiness in their otherwise sour existence. It's also a nice gift for those who enjoy the company of cats, curmudgeons, or a combination of both. The book features forty black-and-white images to form and fill with color, perforated pages, as well as an answer key if you can't manage to solve the mazes. So, relax and embrace your gloomy nature with Grumpy Cat's NOT-to-Dot Book and maybe-just maybe-you'll be able to crack a smile once in awhile.

Secrets of the Studio / Ateliers a la loupe - From Monet to Ai Wei Wei (Hardcover): Damian Elwes Secrets of the Studio / Ateliers a la loupe - From Monet to Ai Wei Wei (Hardcover)
Damian Elwes
R386 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark - The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art (Paperback): Don Thompson The $12 Million Stuffed Shark - The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art (Paperback)
Don Thompson
R281 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock' s drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? The first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices, this surprising and revelatory book explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored. Drawing on interviews with past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art to reveal the source of Charles Saatchi's Midas touch, and how far a gallery like White Cube has contributed to Damien Hirst becoming one of the highest-earning artists in the world.

JERSEY: SECRETS OF THE SEA (Paperback): Paul Darroch JERSEY: SECRETS OF THE SEA (Paperback)
Paul Darroch
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Border Bang: Postcards (Postcard book or pack): Jorge R. Guitierrez Border Bang: Postcards (Postcard book or pack)
Jorge R. Guitierrez
R517 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R280 (54%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

30 deluxe postcards. Border Bang is a passionate love letter to the Tijuana, Mexico, and US border, documenting the bootleg artefacts sold to locals and tourists alike. Raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez crossed the border to attend school. He was dazzled by the objects being sold, creating alternative narratives to the cartoon characters and celebrity portraits that he saw. Border Bang is a reflection of his childhood narrative, using images from Mickey Mouse to Tupac Shakur to convey the reflections and meditations of global events as witnessed by the border, exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.

Funny Weather - Art in an Emergency (Hardcover): Olivia Laing Funny Weather - Art in an Emergency (Hardcover)
Olivia Laing
R637 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R130 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century. Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining their role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keeffe, reads Maggie Nelson and Sally Rooney, writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time. We're often told that art can't change anything. Laing argues that it can. Art changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living.

Maxims of a Man of Schemes (English, Russian, Hardcover): Vladimir Peftiev Maxims of a Man of Schemes (English, Russian, Hardcover)
Vladimir Peftiev
R562 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R260 (46%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contemporary painters of the author's acquaintance.

Watercolour Tips - Practical Tips to Start You Painting (Paperback): Ian King Watercolour Tips - Practical Tips to Start You Painting (Paperback)
Ian King
R167 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R41 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed full of tips for the aspiring watercolorist, this guide's handy format makes it ideal for quick reference either in the studio or out in the field. Contents include essential tips on all the basic watercolor techniques; helpful advice on sketching and drawing; guidelines on painting skies, backgrounds, foregrounds, the main subject, trees, details, and shadows; clear and straightforward step-by-step instructions for painting a complete landscape in 7 easy stages; tips on painting water in various forms; and adding people to a painting.

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