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December 2019
This Month's Featured Titles
Zulu Pottery
By Elizabeth Perrill

Long held as one of the most spiritually charged Zulu art forms, Zulu ceramics have entered the 21st century as a diversifying and vital art. From independent artists to craft cooperatives, Zulu Pottery examines the techniques and individuals continuing this great tradition. Zulu Pottery focuses on contemporary ceramics from the northern half of KwaZulu-Natal, where ongoing traditions are kept alive, to the heart of Durban, where newer artists are transforming and innovating. Masters such as Nesta Nala—as well as a new generation of artists, including Jabu Nala and Clive Sithole—have travelled the world demonstrating the art of Zulu pottery.
 
ISBN 9780980260991
Jacana Media
 
Parragirls
Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home through art and memory
By Bonney Diuric and Lily Hibberd
Parragirls profiles the transformative artwork Parragirls realised in collaboration with contemporary artists and communities since the Parragirls Memory Project began in 2012. This vividly illustrated book reveals how art can change places and perceptions, in this case the long-neglected site of Parramatta Girls Home in Western Sydney, located on the lands of the Burramattagal people of the Darug nation.

ISBN 9781742236445
University of New South Wales Press/Newsouth

Backlist Highlight:
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Alex Colville's Birth
The Mystery of the Real
Letters of the Canadian Artist Alex Colville and Biographer Jeffrey Meyers
By Jeffrey Meyers
The work of Alex Colville, O.C. (1920-2013), one of the great modern realist painters, combines the Flemish detail of Andrew Wyeth, the eerie foreboding of George Tooker and the anguished confrontations of Lucian Freud. Behind the North Americans stands their common master, Edward Hopper. Colville's works are in many museums in Canada and Germany. He has affinities with Max Beckmann and appeals to the German "secondary virtues": cleanliness, punctuality, love of order. In a long life he resolutely opposed the fashionable currents of abstract and expressionistic art. In contrast to Jackson Pollock's wild action painting, Colville created paintings of contemplation and reflection.

ISBN 9781845198114
Sussex Academic Press

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