Berman, Esmé – Art & Artists of South Africa. An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors & graphic artists since 1875


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(Cape Town: A A Balkema, 1983)

4to; original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with publisher’s gilt device to upper cover; dustwrapper; pp. xviii + 545 incl. index; profusely illustrated with full-colour plates and monochrome pictures in text. Dustwrapper edgeworn and rubbed with original lower flap missing; a little fishmothing to head of backstrip and top edge of lower board; some fox spots. Good condition. ART & ARTISTS OF SOUTH AFRICA is the most comprehensive reference work on South African art yet published. Its record-breaking First Edition released in 1970 has been acknowledged nationally and internationally as the standard reference work on the subject. This NEW ENLARGED EDITION expands prodigiously on the original scholarly foundation. Its … pages encompass updated information on every facet of South African art during the past century. In addition to more than 400 biographies on individual artists – 210 of them in depth – there are over 100 articles on museums and institutions art groups and associations styles and media exhibitions and events.””

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