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Africa’s No 1 Arts Bookstore and Publisher

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Mapula: Embroidery and Empowerment in the Winterveld

The Mapula Embroidery Project in the Winterveld is one of the most important community art projects in South Africa. In addition to generating an income for economically disadvantaged women, Mapula embroideries couple high levels of technical and visual artistry with topics that speak eloquently of public histories as well as women’s personal experiences.

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Mapping Memory: Former Prisoners Tell their Stories

Mapping Memory: Former Prisoners Tell their Stories is a project of Constitution Hill- the heritage precinct built around the Number Four prison complex and is now the home of Constitutional Court. The project brought back former prisoners who were held in the Women’s Jail and Number Four and created the opportunity for them to give material form to their memories made fragile by the passage of time.

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STrAY in Four Parts: Suzanne McClelland

3rd May 2007 by

STrAY in Four Parts: Suzanne McClelland is a limited-edition artist’s book published by David Krut Projects, New York, where McClelland’s exhibition STrAY is currently on view. STrAY, Stay, Back Then Over There, and a short essay by Kate McCrickard are presented in a handmade, Amalfi-paper envelope.

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TAXI 013 – Diane Victor

26th April 2007 by

David Krut Publishing is proud to announce the release of the latest title in the TAXI Art Books series, Taxi 013 – Diane Victor, which will be launched in July. The TAXI series focuses on South African artists who have produced a significant body of work but not yet had a monograph published on them.

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13th April 2007 by

“Curious Culture” is a magazine programme on arts and culture flighted on SABC 2, Wednesdays at 20:00. Eclectic, multi-lingual and rigorous in approach, it represents a view of the colourful and varied cultural production of South Africa. Jerry Mofokeng co-produces and presents the show.

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El Anatsui 2006

This book was published on the occassion of an exhibition of new work by El Anatsui at David Krut Projects, New York. The book features the artists work and an interview.

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Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces

The book grew out of a thrilling workshop on tropical architecture held in 2004 on Réunion called “Architecture and Vegetation – Hybrid Home Spaces”, which is also the title of the book. The aim of the workshop was to create a net of connections between students in architecture from tropical countries and from Europe and to bring them to work together on tropical climate issues.

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David Krut Bookstore – October News

30th September 2006 by

Our bookstore at 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood has a wide range of titles that will appeal to a broad audience. Our own titles as well as books from other South African and international publishers are available in the store and on this site. We specialise in books on contemporary art, architecture and design and we are the sole distributors in Southern Africa of books from Tate Publishing, UK, Nazraeli Press, USA and illumination video’s of contemporary British art.

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“Light on a hill” finalisation of a book.

26th August 2006 by

The David Krut team set out for the constitutional court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The team consisted of David Krut (publisher), Adele (graphic artist) Bronwyn (editor), Cara (publicist), Nicolette (copywriter) and Bazukile (junior writer).

The objective of the trip was to finalise the book cover and to strategies how to market the book Light on a hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa which deals with the architectural aspects of the building and the story behind the design.

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William Kentridge CD-Rom

Interactive CD-ROM (1997) conceived and edited by David Krut with footage of film and theatre productions, images of artworks and an hour of the artist talking about his work. The CD-ROM contains footage only available on this publication. Created as an interactive art CD-ROM, this unique digital production is widely used by curators and educators […]

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