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Art and Artists of South Africa

An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors & graphic artists since 1875

Published by G3 Publishers in Cape Town, South Africa .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Esmé Berman's Art & Artists of South Africa is the most comprehensive reference work on South African art yet published. Ever since the release of its record- breaking First Edition in 1970, it has been critically acclaimed, repeatedly reprinted and nationally and internationally acknowledged as the standard work on the subject.

Successive editions have expanded prodigiously on the original scholarly foundation. Progressively enlarged and updated between 1970 and 1993, the book's 612 pages encompass information on all facets of South African art during the 20th Century." - from the dust jacket of the 2010 Classic edition.

About the Edition

This Classic Edition, published as a tribute to the author on her 80th birthday, is a reprint of the out-of-print edition of 1993. The Historical Survey and Table have been updated to that pivotal year, but the only other change has been the insertion of subsequent dates of death of artists who were prominent during the preceding period.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements VI
Preface to the first edition by the late Professor A L Meiring VII
Foreword to the first edition VIII
Foreword to the revised edition IX
Foreword to the fourth edition X
Abbreviations and spelling conventions XI
Historical survey 1
Appendix A: Artists who have participated in major exhibitions 513
Appendix B: Painters, sculptors and graphic artists who have exhibited professionally since 1900 520
Bibliography and reference 527
Index 532

The Physical Object

XVII, 545p.
Number of pages
27 x 20 x 4.5 centimeters
2380 grams

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