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Looking at South African art : a guide to the study and appreciation of art

Author: Frieda Harmsen; J de Jager; Katinka Kempff
Publisher: Pretoria : J.L. van Schaik, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frieda Harmsen; J de Jager; Katinka Kempff
ISBN: 0627015654 9780627015656
OCLC Number: 26692346
Description: 341 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Examination and analysis of a painting --
Subject matter --
Painting media, supports and techniques --
Drawing --
Rock engraving --
Modern drawing media and techniques --
Graphic art --
Main groups of graphic art and editions --
Graphic art in South Africa --
Photography as an artists's medium --
Photography as aid, source of inspiration and documentation --
Photography as art --
Sculpture --
Looking at sculpture --
Close examination and analysis of sculpture --
Animals in South African sculpture --
Modern vision and materials --
Abstract sculpture --
Non-figurative sculpture --
Public sculpture --
Problems unique to public sculpture --
Commemorative monuments --
Smuts Monuments in Cape Town --
Vrouemonument by Anton van Wouw --
Civic sculpture --
Mural painting --
Station panels by J.H. Pierneef --
Mural paintings in the Transvaal Provincial Administration Building --
Art environment --
Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Kroonstad --
Mosaic, stone painting and glass in concrete --
Synopsis --
Craft as art --
Ceramics --
Tapestry, fibre art and wall hangings --
Art of the early eighties --
Thinking about art. Working historically --
The art historian's tools --
Covenient categories --
Echoes of Baroque --
Pictorial journalism --
Academic realism --
Impressionism --
Post impressionism --
Expressionism and Fauvism --
Intellectual Stylization --
Stylization in the wake of the Ecole de Paris --
Surrealism --
Artist without a style --
The African idiom --
Internationalism --
Segments of study --
Some leads to pursue --
Art revolving around a major work --
Dismantled yunities --
An artists's work seen as a whole --
No artist is an island.
Responsibility: Frieda Harmsen ; with chapters by Joey de Jager and Katinka Kempff.

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